tillmac62 (353) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EBD 3/4/14. Clear light golden pour with a nice head and normal lacing. Laid back nose of what strikes me as Hallertau hops, very slight. Light medium body with light carbonation. This a nice Helles that is to style. The taste is laid back, as is the nose, and light with the expected effervescence. A slight sweetness coupled with a bit of hop flavor and bitterness constitutes the flavor profile. Crisp and clean finish with a touch of lingering bitterness.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw colored, phenomenally clear. Points off for a disappointing lack of foam. Aromas of yeasty bread dough with a malty, barely sulphury "European" qualty, and spicy-flowery hop. The flavor is the same as the nose, only more! Incredibly malty, crisp yet mellow. Bittering hops are almost nonexistent- more bitterness, please! Finishes clean and juicy, like a raw kernel of just-picked sweet corn. Surprisingly full in body, considering the color. Quite satisfying. Why can't American megabeers be like this?
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh straw color body with brilliant clarity, medium carbonation and a pillowy snow white head that faded fast. Enticing aroma of fresh grain, wheat, and grassy hops. Flavor has balanced notes of malt, butternut, lemon, and herbal hops. Medium sweet maltiness and a light bitter finish. Crisp and clean with no detectable sulfur. A very fresh tasting beer that is noticeably hoppier than other bland lagers. This is a great tasting thirst-quencher. I could drink this everyday, especially during the summer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 The graphic depicted here doesnít match the label on the beer I had (Victory Lager "V") but the Victory website seems to confirm that it is the same beer - must have updated their label. Crystal clean bright gold pour with a medium white head and fair lacing. Peasant aroma of hay and malt. Crisp and refreshing malt flavor with a very subtle and mellow hop finish but no bitterness or bite whatsoever. I know this isnít a very highly rated beer but every now and then, I have to step back and say "this just tastes great" and leave it at that. Thatís where Iím leaving this one.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 Rerate, found some super fresh bottles. Nice crisp malt nose, and some fresh herbal and grassy hops. Taste is fairly dry, lovely crisp cracker malts, light honey and lemon. Finishes with really clean grassy hops and a touch of dusty yeast. Superb stuff and worth keeping an eye out for fresh bottles.
ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.89 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Enjoy By: Sep. 29, 2011.
Appearance: Transparent, light yellow-hued body with a smallish layering of white suds.
Smell: Judiciously sweet-scented German malts supported by a pinch of finely-ground spice and a twist of lemon.
Taste: Moderately grainy-tasting, faintly bready pils malt with a drop of honeyed sweetness. Spicy, lightly lemony hop profile with ample bitterness to balance V out. Closes out dry with a small tingle of effervescent carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: A pleasant, likable all-malt lager.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of sweet malts, pours golden larger in color, 1 inch white head, taste of sweet malts, citrus, bitter hop balance. Sweet malty aftertaste, full body brew. This one is a definite, easy to drink clean, crisp, refreshing flavor.
Earlier Rating: 6/12/2011 Total Score: 4
I was shocked to see some of these low ratings for this brew. What else do you want from a lager? This beer is perfect, right on style! I donít get it; some beers regardless of the taste, but because of the style (IPAís Belgium) get high ratings, when lagers continue to receive low ratings. This is a great beer!!! However, I do agree with Cheapdark, the price is too high for this brew!
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guessing that this is the newer incarnation by the date. Not catching much of anything in the aroma, but that is likely due to my sinuses being closed for the season. Plain and simple. If only others understood plain and simple in this way. Plain good. Simply fine. Nice subtle hop finish. And not too subtle but morejust in line with fine. And extra credit for helping me chill while cooking for T-day and bonus points to Britt for the tasty suds.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with small but lastinghead, smells of wheat oats and honey. Taste clearly of honey, roasted malts and very little hops. Nice amount of carbonation.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is lemon yellow that is see through. white light head that rings quickly. aroma is like a toned down grolsch, lumpy will dig this aroma i bet. notes of acorns and hay in here also. flavor is clean refreshing light sweetness with a touch of bitter on the backside. kind of wheaty tasting somehow. a nice lawnmower beer.i can appreciate this one even though it isnít my style at the moment.