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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Previously known as All Malt Lager (Helles)


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Bottled, at some nameless restaurant in suburban Philadelphia. "Say whatcha got there bud?" "Well I got two lagers, one’s a pissy macro and the other is from a fine micro brewer." "Well, how can you tell bud?" "’Cause this one says ’Victory’ on it, and it’s a ’helles’, man." "Hmm, they both taste about the same to me, sweetish, slightly malty, overcarbonated, just a little bit of hops." "But surely the Victory is much, much better made...and it’s not an evil macro, by gum!" "Yeah, I guess you’re right, send me 12 cases....sucker!"

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Mild aroma of toasty, biscuity malt, yeast and lemons. Dark golden-brown with decent white head that recedes to cover. Full and malty but fairly simple. Slight sourness. Some buttery dacetyl. Short flavour profile. Oily mouthfeel. I really was hoping to get more out of this one as I generally enjoy Victory beers. Sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
Apperance proposes a dark golden yellow hue with sunset red hints, kind of hazy. Aroma contains nice cookie maltiness, a bit toasty as well, light noble hops and mostly bready. I must say I’m not getting that much though. In mouth, its presence is very mild without too much going on and even a feeling approaching metal in the finish. Body is rather creamy and could use a bit more carbonation I believe. This is miles away from prima pils unfortunately and I really wanted to enjoy it as I felt it was a great day for an helles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Light golden color with no head. Smell is sweet malt and very very light hop. Tastes good but it is watery on the finish. Not a bad light lager but I was hoping for more. I think they need to up the IBUs to the PU range and then this will be a gret beer. Missing the bitterness but the malt is there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
Malty and grassy, medium golden bodied, this could actually be better than their original "All-Malt". Biscuity malts, hops are like fresh mown grass and mesculin greens. Extremely enjoyable. (bought a case in Pittsburgh - the first bottle tasted "off" but that could be a result of a bad mix from a previous beer)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
Golden color, biscuit grassy aroma. Very smooth drinkin', full taste with a bit of drying hops at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2004
This was a pleasant, drinkable lager. For times when I don't want to have to chew on my beer, why buy a macro when something as refreshing as this is a dollar more? Sweet malt with grassy undertones, gentle hop bite, clean finish. Good drinkin' beer.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 A decent lager but still not one that I gravitate too very often. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a light golden color with only a trace of a white head. There is a strong typical lager scent with just a hint of fruit. The flavor is malty and lightly fruity.There is a slight malty aftertaste. If one were to judge on the color and aroma one might just pass this beer by. But the flavor really is quite good for this style of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 (previous rating in this slot was mistakenly for the Dortmunder) New Rating 6/11/2005) What a perfectly wonderful beer. I could drink gallons of this stuff, especially in hot weather. Clear straw with lively columns of bibbles that cascade to the surface forming a nice lastig white head. The aroma just screams lager, unsalted saltines with a wisp of noble hops. The flavor is even more crackery. Extremely well-balanced and refeshing. Light crisp body, pure malt exhuberance washing down to my gullet. It is a shame that more folks can not appreciate this wonderful beer, or even this style for that matter!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Clear and yellow. Thin head. Clean malty lager aroma. Flavor is malty and relitively thin. A well made beer, though has little character.


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