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Altbier - Victory Brewing Company

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87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Foxman
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It came to me crisp and clear, a golden amber with a nice bed of foam across the top. The lacing followed nicely down the side of the pint.

Hops and the tang of hops dueled nicely in the aroma, foretelling of a pleasant experience to come.


The malt and hops balanced very well, with the biscuity character of the malt well levened by the tangy bite of the hops.

Light-bodied, it came across the palate smoothly and left in the same way.

This is one emminently drinkable beer, a fine companion to most foods, or alone as a session beer. I found myself coming back to it as the evening wore on, and not because it was the only choice, but because it was the best choice.

Photo of Jason1337
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of touchmeimsac
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of pezoids
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An attractive looking beer. Was expecting a bit more lively looking head on the beer, but that's not a big deal. Poured bright, clear and a nice copper color. Spicy sweet malt nose. Some pepper notes. The taste is light and slightly creamy. Slight pepper spice with an interesting tang. The finish was dry and clear and had a spicy smoothness. The body is medium light with a tinge of lingering sweet citrus in the aftertaste. Well, again no surprises from Victory – As with their Kolsch, most of the characteristics for the style that I'm familiar with are here. They are truly one of the best U.S. brewers at recreating distinctive and fiercely regional old world beer styles. Another winner here. Very good.

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Shandycan
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 :)

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Roberto11232
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of organicbrewer
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed the day after purchasing the growler.
a-Dark Copper. Huge tan head with really tight bubbles. Head lingers for the entire glass leaving lacing behind. Brilliantly clear.

s-Light toasty malt aroma with a very low spicy hop aroma.

t-moderately malty. Lots of melandoidens. Moderatly bitter with a nice spicy hop flavor. Very low yeast esters. Very nice.

m-Fairly dry. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol heat.

d-Great altbier. Second to the ones I had fresh in dusseldorf.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Altbier from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.