hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light straw appearance. Nose of fresh cut grass. Initial taste of malt. Sweet for just a second then sweetness relaced with biscuity malts. Fairly true to style but perhaps a tad watery.
JoeAgain (69) - 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!!
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice gold color that’s dark. Too much "flavor" of hops but that’s what Victory is known for. Finish is slightly bitter.
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a 12 oz bottle with Willblake. Poured a nice clear light yellow with little white head. Very strong doughy aroma. Light bodied, beer is excellent if bought when freshly bottled
Jay_Dubbz (53) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Nice offering from Victory as one would expect. Simple yet tasty and a nice drinking lager.
--you've been Dubbed.
XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve never had a bad beer from Victory; these guys know what they’re doing! Pours a nice pale-gold with a long-lasting white head, some lacing. Slightly sweet and malty. Very drinkable.
thelizard (46) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. I’ve been drinking too many wonderful ales lately, but I picked this up in a custom six-pack from Frugal MacDoogal’s. Let’s see... First few sips were decent, but the flaws in the beer quickly started to jump out at me. Very incomplete taste, and I ended up pouring out the bottom, just so I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Usually, I enjoy Victory’s beers, so I might have to try another bottle and see if I got an old, crappy one.
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good, clean, & crisp lager. The aroma is citrusy, strong malt, and slightly doughy sweet. Taste is rather boring, little hops feel besides the dry finish. Its just Aight.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear straw and very light. Aroma is basic with a very slight undertone of mushrooms. Taste is rather generic. You can taste a bit of malt but overall this beer is not up to par with the other victory beers. There is nothing unique here which is what makes the other beers stand out.
fogdoctor (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Poured into pint glass directly from fridge. Basically, its a massive let down. I like quite a few of the other beers from Victory but they can keep this one. I had heard good things about this beer but its pretty weak overall. A little malt, a little hops, decent carbonation, weak head, clear light yellow in color, little lacing, some faint sweetness initially, weird sweet yet musty finish, thin on the palate, basically boring - a little of everything but nothing really interesting. There are much less expensive lagers that are its equal.