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Altbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 11-01-2004)
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

05-19-2014 15:01:02 | More by Shandycan
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-31-2014 22:15:46 | More by Casey3236
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cyguyjg

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

03-23-2014 18:56:45 | More by cyguyjg
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ejmvet

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2014 15:19:43 | More by ejmvet
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-10-2014 03:01:50 | More by tkdchampxi
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-12-2014 16:46:44 | More by touchmeimsac
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d_gaff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2013 21:10:42 | More by d_gaff
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-24-2013 11:55:56 | More by Number3red
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-08-2013 13:58:06 | More by HRamz3
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lighter copper-deep amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is lighter overall, but has notes of a lightly toasted bread and a bit of a herbal hop and a light sweetness of caramel.

Taste – The taste is very much as would be expected from the nose. It starts with a lightly roasted bready flavor mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness. The sweetness fades a bit as the taste moves on all while a herbal and slightly grassy hop taste comes to the tongue. These flavors are joined by some more light earthy flavors, to in the end, leave a rather light and crisp flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light and thin with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner body and moderate carbonation are good for the lighter flavors and create a very crisp and easy drinking brew.

Overall – More on the refreshing side, but a little bit low in the flavor profile which all in all makes for a nice easy drinking session brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 00:40:24 | More by Darkmagus82
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a nice amber/copper color, one inch head, and pretty good lacing.

Smells like toasted malt, grassy hops, and caramel.

The taste tells the same story- lots of great malt flavors- toasty, caramelly, and a little bit sweet. Some bitterness is provided by grassy earthy and herbal hop flavors. Punchy flavors without being overbearing, given the sessionable ABV.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Another great beer from Victory, would like to see this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 04:33:54 | More by GreesyFizeek
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2013 10:23:45 | More by fdig23
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stevez86

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2013 00:18:39 | More by stevez86
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-10-2013 11:46:40 | More by bigfnjoe
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ShanShantheRocket

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2013 20:41:46 | More by ShanShantheRocket
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 23:38:53 | More by WDJersey
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ZehrAlte

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2013 14:24:27 | More by ZehrAlte
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory Altbier
(Listed ABV 5.0 %)

Pours a medium dark copper, with a slightly off white head and leaves lace down the pint. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel. In the flavor, surprisingly hop forward with a firm caramel\toasted malt backing. Resinous, spicy, fairly bitter leafy hops give a bit of oily balance. As the brew approaches room temperature, malty notes of chocolate and nut develop. Finishes with a more or less even balance. Medium to full bodied brew and well carbonated. Overall, this is one of the better altbiers I have come across . Without a doubt, a very good example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 17:34:40 | More by Stinkypuss
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-17-2013 17:45:42 | More by Jason1337
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bell's pint at The Local Miami.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch head that soon becomes a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Bready malt aroma with a mild hop smell and nearly no alcohol.

T- Well-balanced flavor of soft malt and moderate bitterness. Very easy to drink as it should be for only 4.5% ABV. Slightly sweet and refined, almost like a lager which isn't surprising. A bit toasty.

M- Pretty crisp with a small bite from the hops and a medium body. Medium-low carbonation.

O- A fine session beer with plenty of character. Could definitely see myself knocking back a few of these in an outdoor setting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 22:11:37 | More by Immortale25
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Roberto11232

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-28-2013 03:38:49 | More by Roberto11232
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-10-2013 15:44:23 | More by brez8791
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2013 02:13:40 | More by Oakenator
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Victory. Served in a sample glass. Pale caramel with some bread in the nose. A bit of earthy hops. Light body with a dry finish. Fairly bitter. Crisp.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2013 12:43:51 | More by Thorpe429
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TheZoner


2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

01-07-2013 02:04:49 | More by TheZoner
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Altbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.