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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
A typical helles. Aroma was so so. LIght sweet malt with a hint of graininess. Pour was a light gold with nice small rising bubbles and a 2 finger white head. Taste was weak and watery. The only real flavor present is the light malt and a slight vegetal aftertaste. Very average.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (3062) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2010
Grassy floral nose, also citrus, very pale appearance, not much of a head. There is some body to the palate, some minerals, german hops, a bit of malt. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwood04 (5353) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours very light golden with a thin white head. Aroma of tin and light malts. Flavor pretty standard for this style. Not for me.

2.4
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is slight Euro-lager sweetness with some grassiness and a touch of hops. Pours a pale straw yellow with a small white head that fades to a ring in no time. Sweet Euro-lager flavor from start to finish. A hint of some apple and only the slightest hing of hops in the finish. I really dont understand how this gets a score above a 3. Very little difference from a mediocre European sweet pale lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Derek881 (1260) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2007
I remembered having a great Victory lager on tap in the past, and when I saw a case of this on sale, I bought it. I later noticed the bottles were past their "freshness date," but out of a mixture of stubborness and lazyness, I stuck it out. These beers have disappointed; there just isnt much to them. Pours a very light, clear gold color with a white head so thin its barely noticeable. The aroma is mostly of grainy hops, not much malt. The carbonation was average, and the beer was thin with a light, almost empty, mouthfeel. The taste was mostly bitter with a slight sour component. Sure, this beer is not bad, but it loses points for being so boring and because I expected much better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. Sweet corn/barley malt aroma. Light yellow with small head but moderate effervescence. Initially sweet corn malt flavor with a sour, light hops finish. Moderate carbonation. Pretty much par for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayg1 (592) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2007
This beer was sampled at Beerworks Charleston, SC. Pours a amber color with almost no head more of a film of foam. This beer had no aroma to speak of maybe a slight sweet corn smell. Taste was definatley sweeter than expected, some nutty flavors comming out that were actually not too bad with a touch of wheat/corn sweetness that I thought took away from it. Hops are present but barely so. I have to say the best thing about this beer was the hot bartender that served it to me.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Pours a nice gold color thats dark. Too much "flavor" of hops but thats what Victory is known for. Finish is slightly bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
Aroma: sweetish, corn, slightly sourish, summery mild hopping.
Flavour: mild, nice balance, slightly sweet, hoppy, fresh aftertaste.
Appearance: very light yellow with rapidly fading white head.
Palate: light, fizzy.


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