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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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
mansquito (6430) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Looks ok, with minimum head and a body as pale as a pale lager. Interesting smell, with some breadiness and bit of hops in the smell. Tastes like a really bready lager. Has a hint of sweetness, kind of like many viennas. Minimal hop presence, but it is certainly a beer that is remarkably easy to drink. I will not complain about it. RE: Actually I will complain about it, sometimes the beer tastes almost like a skunked pale lager. Inconsistent and even at its best it is nothing more than mediocre. Victory should stick with ales.

2.5
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Light gold with a thin head. Bizzare aroma of white cheddar popcorn, don’t know if it’s DMS or whatever, but it truly smelled like packaged white cheddar popcorn. Strange. Flavor of light cereal, straw/hay, and popcorn with some grassy hops. Thin and gassy. Exp. date of 1-30-08. Wasn’t expecting anything complex flavorwise from a Helles, but this was dissapointing.

2.5
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle: pours a clear, golden amber color with a quick disappearing thin white head, not much of an aroma, taste is very mild - just a bit of malt, thin mouthfeel. I guess when you are used to drinking complex brews this has a hard time standing out. A good replacement for a Bud though if you are trying to ween someone off macros.

2.5
bigbish (712) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Cloudy color of my pee after drinking too much. The aroma is almost fruity, it’s hard to put my finger on it. Flavor is very subtle, fairly plain. Not great, but refreshing. Not worth the price for the flavor.

2.5
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottled, pours thick white head atop a pale yellow body. Aroma was of apples, eggs, flowery nectar and soft malt sweetness. Flavor was cereal, nectar, slightly fruity and starchy sweet. Palate was light and gave a lasting bite on top of the tongue as well as being sweetly oily. The only really good thing I can say about this beer is that it was hoppier than a yuengling, it did not however match up in any other way. An oddly unfortunate beer from an otherwise great brewery.

2.5
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
330 mL. Pours piss yellow with not even a one-finger head that dwindles to nothing. No lacing. Aromas of grass, corn, orange blossom honey. Taste is bubbly upfront with some light honey and cereal grain with a powerful blast of white sugar and then turns slightly acidic and astringent with some barely noticeable balancing dry hops more reminiscent of freshly cut grass. Overall lackluster, bland, nothing to rave about.

2.5
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Really really pale colored, fizzy with no head and lots of bubbles inhabiting the sides of the glass. Aroma is grassy, wheaty, corny. Pretty ordinary.

2.5
LinusStick (3458) - 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
jb (3252) - 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
jkwood04 (5448) - 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.


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