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Altbier - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

57 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
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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Photo of Darkmagus82


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
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

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
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2013 00:18:39 | More by stevez86
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-12-2013 20:41:46 | More by ShanShantheRocket
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2013 23:38:53 | More by WDJersey
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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


4.11/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

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


3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

North Carolina

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
Photo of Roberto11232

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-28-2013 03:38:49 | More by Roberto11232
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 15:44:23 | More by brez8791
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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


3.41/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

01-09-2013 12:43:51 | More by Thorpe429
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

01-07-2013 02:04:49 | More by TheZoner
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2012 14:49:14 | More by erikl48
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-04-2012 05:31:06 | More by Dana718
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-12-2012 23:44:11 | More by anewlanguage
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

09-02-2012 14:26:21 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Clear, dark copper body under a fixed head of fluffy foam that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Nutty sweet, toasty aromas...toffee, light brown sugar, and noble hops. Toasty malt flavor balanced by a solid bitterness. Spicy, noble hops, black tea, and slight minty notes. Medium-light bodied and very drinkable. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

08-21-2012 17:57:24 | More by wedge
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-28-2012 15:34:47 | More by nmann08
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4.35/5  rDev +13%

A - Poured with a small head of off white foam on a clear, amber brown body with good retention and lace.

S - Pungent and spicy hops with some lightly toasted malt.

T - Toasted grain up front with some spicy hop character. More dry toast in the middle and a bitter finish with a touch of citrus and lingering pine flavor.

M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice, flavorful alt overall.  The hops may be a bit more pungent than most examples, but they add a nice brightness to the beer and work pretty well with the malt.

07-27-2012 18:21:54 | More by nickfl
Altbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.