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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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TheZoner


2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

01-07-2013 02:04:49 | More by TheZoner
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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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lupercmda

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-06-2012 03:53:38 | More by lupercmda
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at 3Fs pub.
A: served in an imperial pint glass. chestnut/deep copper and clear. decent off-white head and lacing is somewhat diminishing.
S: muted. some nuttiness and caramel.
T: quite dry and almost a bit sourish. get some nuttiness and dark bread from the malts. hops bring decent smooth spicy and earthy bitterness.
M: light to medium, astringency damages this for me.
D: a little more malt sweetness and a lack of the astringent/slightly sour character would have helped this beer immensely for me.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-10-2010 22:40:38 | More by MrMcGibblets
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anewlanguage

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-12-2012 23:44:11 | More by anewlanguage
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-28-2012 15:34:47 | More by nmann08
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-06-2012 17:56:56 | More by hockeyfighter19
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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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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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gcare02

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-22-2011 20:48:18 | More by gcare02
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-02-2012 00:44:27 | More by InspectorBob
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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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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Liberty St for $5/pint. My beer arrived a dark amber color with a short white head. The aroma and flavor began with smooth caramel malts with a touch of garden spice and then finished with a very grassy orange rind hop flavor. All in all, a finely made alt. I just found there to be a dead spot in the initial flavor that detracted from an otherwise great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2010 23:16:32 | More by tempest
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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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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler purchased from the brewery. Poured into a nonic.

Pours a dark toffee brown color with great clarity and a nice head of foam on top. Aroma is malty, raisiny, with a touch of spicy hops.

First sip is substantially more bitter than expected. Nice munich malt body, but finishes pretty dry with a firm bitter aftertaste.

The dry finish combined with the strong bitter aftertaste knock it down a few points for me. I really like the flavor of the beer, for the split second before the bitters washes over my palate.

All in all, not too bad, but I sure wish I had brought home a growler of Hop Wallop instead :)

Serving type: growler

07-04-2012 00:18:53 | More by FickleBeast
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-04-2012 05:31:06 | More by Dana718
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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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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-26-2012 14:16:49 | More by Giantspace
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a clear very dark amber to an almost brown in color (slightly darker than I am used to seeing for the style) with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of toasted malts with just a hint of toffee sweetness and a fairly strong aroma of herbal and spicy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of this beer has a the light to moderate body of the toasted malts with just a hint of toffee sweetness followed by even stronger presence of the hops. There is definitely a strong presence of herbal and spicy hops with moderate amounts of pine and citrus. Strangely, there was just a hint of something that reminded me of star anise in the background.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish.

O: As someone that has visited Dusseldorf and tasted all of the Altbier available there, this beer has a slightly different twist and a much stronger presence of hops. Enjoyable but maybe not exactly true to the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 14:26:21 | More by dbrauneis
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Gorgeous looking beer; very clear burnished copper color, small creamy head that settles to a thin band on top; clingy sheets of lace. Mild nutty toasted bread aroma with muted grassy hops poking through just a bit.

Extremely well balanced taste combines toasted bread maltiness and that nutty note with subtle but interesting hops that feature herbal, grassy, and floral flavors. Just a hint of alcohol. Dry all around; very little sweetness, just a trace of caramel to the malt. Lightly lingering bitter aftertaste.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Full, rounded, and very pleasing mouthfeel. A relatively subtle beer that nonetheless has a lot of depth of flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2012 13:34:38 | More by tobelerone
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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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Altbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.