RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Previously known as All Malt Lager (Helles) & V Lager

There was a time when all beer tasted this good. Back when immigrant Brewmasters turned fresh malts and hops into liquid gold. Before big business lessened our precious beer with corn and rice. Having trained in Germany, we thirst for better beer. So, we brew better beer like this crisp, golden, helles-style lager. Brewed with patience from quality German malts and hops, it is a Victory for Your Taste!

Malt: Imported 2 row German malts

Hops: Whole flower German hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Brilliantly clear light golden with a thin white head. Clean biscuity/crackery lagery nose. Clean and crackery flavor with lots of pale German malts. Straight forward and lagery, with that Helles cleanness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (675) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Golden, clear and bubbly with a thin white head. Malty aroma. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty light bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains and a little hay on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes pretty clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Date: July 10, 2015... Glassware: 22 oz. pilsner... Occasion: craftbrew showdown--Susquehanna Goldencold vs. Victory Helles... Appearance: pale yellow body that suppresses clusters of bubbles at the glasss base; large, sporadic burps float upward; excellent head retention of a spongy, full white head; head simmers to solar flares and thick, bubbly hedgerows.... Aroma: a flowery, medium-hopped impression arrives immediately; the stress on German hops and malts is not lost in the product, as a pleasant, welcoming allure of herbs greets the usual cereal and hay of the lager.... Palate: immediate impact on the throat, though the aftertaste is fleeting; soft on the mouth, with a light, apologetic drinkability--definitely intended for swift sipping in sixes; little weight or fizz, but adequately carbonated; not surprisingly, little bitterness to the finish... Taste: again, a floral softness pillows the tongue and exerts a ticklish presence upon the teeth; a release of perfumed lilacs and other botanicals occurs with each sip; a bit sweeter than sour, which is to be expected; smooth and sippable, but begging to be slammed... Overall: I am rating this under the assumption that this was the V Lager I had decades ago, now under a new name but still profiling as the German standout that it was (is)---a treat to revisit old friends, and this beer certainly takes me back to the early years of my beer passion, with its drinkability and gateway familiarity to the less nuanced, more mainstream lagers; Victory has always had my bias, but this is the reason we drink--to enjoy without serious analysis; this beer needs little metrics or measure; just a solid approximation of the style...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3616) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle Pours a medium white, tiny bubbled, well retained white head over a clear, effervescent straw (SRM 2) body......nose is slightly malt sweet, with hints of light colored fruits (pear, apple), biscuit, bread notes with cereal malts, light noble hop aromas, balance slightly to the malts......taste is lightly malt sweet, with hints of cereal, biscuit, becoming dry, with light spicy hop bitterness, balanced.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation slight acid. This a light refreshing, nicely balanced style, which is not overly complex. This beer meets those criteria. BJCP 9/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (1429) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2015
It Pours golden with some lacing. It has mild malt character with some grass hops. It is fairly smooth with light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Its a good helles! Ive only had one that was measurably better and that was out of a German brewery in Fort Collins, Zwei Brewing. The aroma is clean and the appearance is too. Taste is toasted malt, crusty bread, and a balanced sweetness with a hint of earth hops. Finish is light and crisp. My only criticism is that I would have liked just a little bit more toasty malt flavor. It goes well with heavy food!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from Winooski beverage warehouse. Clear gold pour with small fizzy white head, not the best appearance. Aroma is really grainy, nice full grainy aroma, crisp bready/biscuity notes, very light caramel. Taste is lightly sweet, good husky grainy flavor, bordering on acrid bitter, but always inside the line, fresh bread, very light leafy finish. Palate is light-med bodied with good carbonation, dry and superbly drinkable. A fine helles and another great lager from Victory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (8567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Not a lot going on here. Some crisp malt, paper aroma. Golden pour. Just what you would expect it to be. Bottle pour sampled at whole foods.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (422) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle. , A little sweeter than other helles, but very nice. A little more hops as well. Better than the famous Yueling Lager I think.

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