WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Mouth initially seemed too thin, but a nice tannin build saved it from insipid lagerness. Light taste of sweet lager maltiness, with a lovely combination of floral European hop and bitter European hop. Even with real floral hop taste, nothing about this says Cascade or Pacific North West, nothing says orange, or grapefruit, or pine. Just a nice lager. As noted repeatedly elsewhere, lager is my least favorite beer style. Victory adheres very closely to the integrity of the design they have in mind, so they make no attempt to "save" this beer by disguising its lagerness. As I sipped it I upped the numbers slightly. It is better than a Heineken dark or a Beck's dark, I think. But my take-away nominee for American session beer after my time at Victory today was Uncle Teddy's bitter. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Bottle best before August 1, 2005. Poured a medium to dark, cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee and caramel. Tastes are on the subtle side (stronger aromas). BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber, I expected it to be a bit darker in hue. Small and fading head as well and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of toffee and caramelized malts, overripened pear and apricot, floral hops, and earthy esters. The taste is also surprising with it fruity notes on top of the malt base. The finish is a bit chalky and spicy with some bitters. The feel is smooth and refreshing enough but does get a bit boring after half the bottle. Okay brew with enough qualities to make it quaffable worthy. edgallow (4469) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber witha off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and a bit of floral hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...probably draft @ VBC...Pours clear amber with a minimal tan head. Aroma is nutty with a touch of sweet caramel. Flavor follows suit...some earthy/breadiness...slightly bland and muddled. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is tealike and abrupt.
Ferris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft - Biscuit and grains. Clear pale gold with no head. Light grain notes, honey and a sweet finish. Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Mmm, a fine dunkel that was lighter than most. But a pleasant lager. Reminiscent of a nut brown beer. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Light off-white head quickly leaves the medium brown body. Fairly light flavors, bready maltiness pairing along an almost nutty, fruity toasted malt aspects. Good sweet-dry balance. More roastiness than most. Satisfying light body, perhaps a bit too tart, though we’re mostly talking fruit acids. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draft. Pours copper with minimal head. There is tons of carbonation in the glass. Aroma is mostly bread and a little malty sweetness. Taste is pretty crisp without much distinction. Okay... alobar (3907) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
Dark copper color with a white foamy head. Aroma of toffee and nuts with a toffee, caramel, and nut flavor. Notbad, but not great.