RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Before Prohibition, thirst quenching lagers were firm and substantial, and enjoyed in huge volumes. This recipe incorporates yeast from the C. Schmidt Brewery of Philadelphia and a small portion of brewer's corn to recreate an 'industrial' lager of the turn of the century.

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2.7
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
Sampled at the Drafting Room Spring House. Very pale, clear silver-gold body with a snowy white head. Aroma of honeydew, corn, pear, and apple juice. Light floury malt flavor, with apparent corn highlights. Moderately sweet with mild latent bitterness. Thin, juicy palate. Squeaky clean and quenching, but little more.

2.9
JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 Description states this beer has yeast from Philadelphia’s last old brewery, Christian Schmidt. Unitl the brewery closed in 1987 almost every beer drinking Philadelphian had a Schmidt-ies cross their lips. Victory has brewed up a pale lager true to old Schmidts style. Slight aroma, traces of hops, malt and corn. Historically correct to the style Philadelphia once (and still) loves, and its better than the original Schmidts Beer.

1.8
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
drinkable, nothing great almost tastes like a lite beer, no head, no bite what so ever, not my favorite victory beer.

2.7
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
What a way to celebrate the end of prohibition - Light in color with a grainy aroma. Taste is surprisingly good for a Pale Lager, with some good grainy taste and a nice mouthfeel. Best Pale Lager I’ve ever had, and a nice way to pay homage to the beer of yesteryear.

3
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2007
pretty decent lager, cool concept to have a recipe based on an old school lager, but i didn’t exactly dig the sweet grassy/corn taste that come with it, but it was very smooth and crisp with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.

3.4
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of corn, sweet pale malt. Flavor quite corny, grainy, but nothing offensive, quite refreshing in fact. For something modeled after shit, quite good.

2.9
jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
Light golden color, clear with a small head, very macro looking... cereal grain aroma minimal hoppiness, flavor follows suit... as decent as a pale lager can be i guess...

3.5
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Tap at Max’s. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Slightly sweet cereal aroma with grassy hops. Sweet flavor with crisp grain, noticeable corn. Fades to a bitter hop finish. Not bad, but I found the sweetness a bit too much for me.

2.9
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
Tap at Capone’s. Clear yellow color with spare lace. Aroma was sweet, sweet malt. Taste was pretty much the same, Almost honey-like, with just a hint of hops. Light body.

3.2
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
Draft at the brewery. Nice chugging beer. Light at clean looking. Had that cheap beer taste. Besides that tasted like a beer.


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