RATINGS: 465   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Ive never had a bad beer from Victory; these guys know what theyre doing! Pours a nice pale-gold with a long-lasting white head, some lacing. Slightly sweet and malty. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4173) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Enjoy by date of November 2004, Sampled December 2004
A spicy hop aroma emenates from my glass as I pour this beer. The beer is a brilliant straw gold color, and is topped by a frothy, just barely off-white head. The aroma is nicely full with continental spicy hop notes, I get notes of herbs, grass, and a hint of lemon. The beer is quite light on the palate, and has a pleasing malt sweetness. There is a nice bitterness in the finish, which is a nice balance. There is a decent amount of hop flavor here as well. This beer is actually defined by the hoppiness, though certainly not in the way that an IPA is defined by hoppiness.

This is just an incredibly tasty example of a Helles. Despite it being past its bottle date this beer tasted incredibly fresh and vibrant to me, I cant even imagine a fresh one being better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1476) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Smells somewhat skunky but tastes pretty good. I believe they recently reformulated this beer and I definitely like it more now than the old one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Appearance is a slightly hazy deep yellow with a decent sized white head that goes quick. A bit of lacing remains throughout the life of the brew. Smells of malt and earthy hops with notes of spice and a few other things. This tastes of a wheat/grainy malt flavor with a slight sweetness. There is a small hop taste in there as well but I cant detect much else. Mouthfeel is decent with good carbonation. This is a beer that would be good to give to someone who is used to macros to try and convert them. A fairly tasty lager that I would probably get again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Not my idea of a lager at all...pale yellow color with white head, aroma of hops and some sweetness, possibly lemon. Very crisp body, but much more bitter than any other lager I have ever had. Goes down easy, bud not what I was looking for from this particular beer, from this particular brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Yellow color, white head. Aroma is grass and yeast with some sweetness. Thin mouthfeel, lively carbonation. I think Im going to have to try that again, something wrong probably happenned to the bottle I had, cause it tasted pretty bad, like an old medicine, very unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3989) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle Pours a crystal clear very pale yellow with lots of lively bubble. Small white head that dissapeasrs quickly. Sparse spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet and grassy with a touch of honey. Light pale flavors of light grain and grass. Quick mild finish. Easy to put away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6067) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 2004 bottle. Pours a moderately weak golden color. Small fizzy white head, too much filtration. Aroma of grass, hay, saaz hops, pretty crisp and lightly bitter. Bit of pear and apple, light phenols. Flavor is a bit too bittersweet right of the start, developing some caramelly malt sweetness as it progresses. Very clean and filtered flavors of light grains, a touch of honey and almonds. Hops on the finish are not overdone, and add a good crispness, light herbal/spiciness. Still, Im not terribly impressed. Malt seems muddled and too overbearing up front. Eh, its quite drinkable but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle. I drank this one while watching the lunar eclipse on October 27, 2004 in my front yard here in Western PA. Pours a light golden with small 1/4" head that disappears quickly. Hard to describe this aroma, but a lot like a watered down Prima Pils from Victory brewing in the nose. Some really interesting hop aroma, obviously some German influence in these hops. Taste is light and slightly malty with a little malt sweetness at the outset and a nice explosion of tingle and bitter at the finish. Not full body, but well balanced all around. Certainly worth the quaff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Draft. Pale yellow, a bit fizzy almost. Faint hay aroma. Very light lager flavor, with a touch of hay and bitterness on finish. A bit thin in the palate. Lawnmower, not really impressive.

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