Altbier - Victory Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -7%
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.
09-04-2013 00:40:24 | More by Darkmagus82
3.96/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
08-07-2013 04:33:54 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
(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.
04-21-2013 17:34:40 | More by Stinkypuss
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
04-03-2013 22:11:37 | More by Immortale25
Altbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.