ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2011
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
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. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
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 don’t get it; some beers regardless of the taste, but because of the style (IPA’s 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!
It’s a good helles! I’ve 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! balloonbuffoon (319) - - MAY 2, 2017
12floz bottle, BBD 08.28.2017, $1.50/unit price, pint glass. Here is a clear, golden lager with minimal head like a macro (not great, but it doesn’t matter much). Good authentic bready and earthy aroma. Clean and crisp, this is what I like in a pale lager. Very satisfying flavor of light grains and that is all. Pure simplicity. fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
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.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Very good lager. Aroma is of doughy fresh bread, sweet and malty with a slight hint of hops. Initial flavors are malty and sweet with a finish of sugar coated grapefruit. Smooth refreshing lager with a slightly bitter finish. Twice as good on draft. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
Malty and grassy, medium golden bodied, this could actually be better than their original "All-Malt". Biscuity malts, hops are like fresh mown grass and mesculin greens. Extremely enjoyable. (bought a case in Pittsburgh - the first bottle tasted "off" but that could be a result of a bad mix from a previous beer) HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
(Best by Jul/30/04) The nose is very spicy almost like black pepper. The body is light and refreshing with a good bready character. The hops aptly balance out the sweetness from the malt. The finish is clean and hoppy. I feel that the finish is a little too spicy. The beer would be better if the brewers cutback on the hops. Otherwise, a good clean lager. mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Bottle. Yeasty, malty and delicious...this lager is GOOD! I’m not a fan of lagers, however Victory has done it again, with another beer which beats my expectations of it. I love Victory beers, however I can’t find Hop Wallop which I would love to try! (Hint, hint!) civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2004
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.