BeerCritic


Victory V Lager
04/16/2009, 3:04 PM
Filed under: lager (lager glass), Victory | Tags: , , , , ,
Victory V Lager

Victory V Lager

Style; glass: Lager; lager glass
12 fl oz x 4.8% ABV = 57.6 / 60 = .96 beers * 150 C = 144 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Beer Outlet at Franklin Mills, Phila, PA for $1.25

Aroma: corn, hay, rice, grains, barnyard, dust

Visuals: inspiring packaging, propagandistic, bright clear brilliant filtered body, thin white head is fleeting, little lacing.

Taste: clean, crisp, light, mostly malty sweetness, some light hop bitterness follows.

Palate: Crisp, two notes of sweetness and quick bitterness.

Overall: Well done for one of my least favorite styles. I always enjoy Victory brews.



Okocim Jasne Pelne Premium Lager
02/17/2009, 4:29 AM
Filed under: lager (lager glass), Okocim

ABV: 5.5%
Calories: 200
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Glass: 500 ml pilsner
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $3 / 16.9 fl oz = $.17 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home

sensory first impression: Pale and clear to a fault, but a clean, grassy aroma is nice. Head seems artificially stimulated, and looks soapy. Taste is very smooth with a nice crisp aftertaste. Action happens all over the mouth. A bit chemical in taste. Head is kind of rocky, but dissipates quickly. Bright white head on a pale yellow to clear body. Not bad, but not very good either. Too smooth, lacking character.

Aroma/Olfactory:
Malt flavor is: caramel, hay, and grass.
Hop flavor is: lightly floral, dried herbaceous, weak tea.
Yeast flavor is: dusty, leathery, very dry
Other flavors include: vegetables, medicine, corn, soap.

Visuals/Appearance:
Color is: pale, light clear to yellow.
Liquid is: clear, immaculate, clean.
Head and lace are: bumpy, to minimal, white

Taste/Flavor:
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: very light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none.
Sour level is: none.

Palate/Tactile:
Body or Mouthfeel is: light. Swiggable, but not very drinkable.
Texture is: thin, thin, thin.
Carbonation is: soft to flat
Finish is: lightly astringent, and short lived.

Overall experience: Just not a very good beer. Good scent, weak on almost all other counts. No bad flavor, no good flavor, no flavor at all.



Heineken Lager

Style and Glass: lager, pilsener
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150C
Purchased at: everywhere for $1.00

Aroma: okay, hay, corn.

Visuals: okay packaging, artificial sunlight, yellow, pale, clear, thin white head, no lace.

Taste: unbalanced, little malt, no hops, no strength.

Palate: low quality, smoother texture, light finish.

Overall: not bad, but very much a light beer. sure, it’s a repeat. not a favorite. okay value. no craft.



EB Premium Beer
06/08/2008, 4:14 AM
Filed under: EB, lager (lager glass) | Tags: , , , , , ,

ABV: 5.5% (12.5 CPO)
Calories: estimated at 211C
Volume: 16.9
Glass: Pilsner
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.50 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.14 per fl oz
Consumed at: home.

sensory first impression: A bad smell, a poor visual appearance, and no head. Smells of sausage left out in the sun. Tastes a bit better than it smells, but not much. Rather tame taste.

Aroma/Olfactory: 1 out of 10
Malt flavor is: weak coffee, bad tap water.
Hop flavor is: gym socks.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, mold, plastic.
Other flavors include: medicine, sulfur, skunk, smoke

Visuals/Appearance: 1 out of 5
Color is: pale, yellow.
Liquid is: clear.
Head and lace are: none.

Taste/Flavor: 3 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: medium

Palate/Tactile: 2 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, oily, oceanic
Carbonation is: flat
Finish is: abrupt and unmemorable.

Overall experience: 2 out of 20. I liked very little about this. The smell gives me a headache. I did not like the aroma, flavor, or color.