blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, clear orange gold with no real foam, aroma is wheaty banana, flavor of soft bubblegum, floral, fruity, tropical finish
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright, clear yellow/light gold, with moderate white head about an inch thick. Retains for a few minutes, then quickly vanishes, leaving no lacing. Typical weak lager appearance.
My nose detects scents of lemon,citrus, grains and light malt. A little weird, but has character.
Mouth absorbs faint traces of malt and graininess. A slight acidic and bitter citrus-like edge near the end of tasting. probably from hops. Fairly light-bodied, with your typical lager high carbonation.
As you may know I am generally not a fan of plain ol’ lagers(the non-pilsener and non-Oktoberfest kind), so I did not expect much from this. That said, it is what it is. Not supposed to be extraordinary, just an everyday-type session brew. It’s rather average at that, because I know there’s better offerings in this style out there.
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: hay colored, slightly hazy, with a short, fizzy vanishing white head. Aroma: grass, hay, light and sweet grains, a hint of lemon. Taste: a little bread, some grass, and a hint of floral hops. Finish: short, soft, and clean. Notes: A perfectly acceptable lager, but perfectly inconspicuous as well. I love a good lager, but there just wasn’t a lot to this one. It was about a month past the expiration date, so maybe I’ll try it again at some point.
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (GBBF2011)
Honey and pilsner malt aroma. Bitter bite, some grassiness. White pepper finish. Tasty enough for a lager, but still a bit boring.
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You’re pretty much guarenteed that if it is a beer from Victory Brewing in Pennsy, then what’s inside will at least be true-to-style and a decent effort.
This lager pours a nice, deep yellow, with a very good head on it that stays to the bottom of the glass. Nice carbonation; not too much, not too little. Nice grass-like hop nose, with some malty-bread-like aromas peeping through.
Excellent baked bread flavor, with some good sourish yeasty notes. The hops are very well done, being there, but combining in harmony with the malt, not overpowering it.
This is one of my favorite American craft brewed beers... with one caveat! Careful not to pick up a batch that is past it’s "best by" date. I don’t know if this is the carrier’s fault, but I do seem to find quite a bit of this beer nearing, or past its "best by" date. When fresh, it is an American gem!!
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Victory Lager) at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow - white head. White bread.
Hay. Straw. Bread. Sulfor. Dryness. Light hoppy. Egg. Plain.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale lager with light floral hops. Not much to hate but nothing to like either. Drinks easy but is extremely boring. Decent for a session beer to chug or drink mowing the lawn i suppose.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very very light pale lager. Light yellow color. There are barely some hops in there. I really can’t taste anything.
degbert (1200) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle. Pours a stunning gold with a fine-grained, white head. Nose is fruity and toasty with an almost wine-like note. Taste is crisp, clean, roasty, and hoppy with a long, fruity finish. A very, very well-made lager.
JRock72 (605) - - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Older Bottle. Poured clear golden yellow with small head. Aromas of grain. Taste is similar with light grain. Very enjoyable but would like to try fresh.