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Ten Years Alt - Victory Brewing Company

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Ten Years AltTen Years Alt

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very good

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-05-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Doppelsticke Altbier brewed for Victory Brewing's 10th Anniversary, released in Feb 2006 and debuting at BeerAdvocate's 3rd Annual Extreme Beer Fest in 2006. A dark ale with malty depth, but with the fragrance and bold, brassy tang of European hops. 8.5%. According to Victory, they believe that this could be the first Doppelsticke brewed in the US.
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Ratings: 254 | Reviews: 239
Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A great ten year anniversary beer in my opinion,poured a deeper brown with some amber tint with a tighter white well retained head.Aromas are malt tilted some caramel malt and a nice peppery hop zip,flavors are alot like the aromas and let me say the alc% is so well hidden in this beer that I thought it was at 5-6% alc at most,flavors of molasses and caramel up front but there is a definent spicey hop profile that made me wanna continue on with this brew.Well my favorite alt to date better than the Urige line in my mind,soon to be a classic in my opinion.

Photo of HugoGrim
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Victory's ten year party.

Color is a quite dark copper/amber hue. Head was minimal.

Aroma was of sweet caramel & bitter spicy hops. Just a hint of something nutty.

The hop profile in the flavor is powerful, but not over-powering, which is really the tone of the flavor as a whole. It is a very bold flavor, but it doesn't punch you in the teeth. Strong, yet subtle. Very interesting. Hops create the anchor of the flavor, but allow the malts to come through, as well as a wisp of fruit. Alcohol is very faint for being 8.5%. A great payoff for this highly anticipated brew from Victory.

Photo of silver0rlead
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a remarkably clear amber/copper color with a very nice, dense tan head that retains excellently...a beauty of a beer. The aroma has some caramel notes, toasted bread, spicy and floral hops, some nuttiness, and a slight hint of alcohol. The flavor starts off again with some caramel, as well as toasted bread, a big spicy and floral hops character, slight nuttiness, and some warming alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium with light carbonation and a bone dry, hoppy finish. Drinkability was excellent, with very light alcohol presence. A very nice dopplesticke type alt, really gives victory a chance to showcase their expertise with german malts and hops.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Congratulations on 10 years!

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear medium amber/copper with an moussy yet low almost white head which lasted very well and coated the glass.

The aroma was malty with dark caramel and some hop aroma that was lightly spicy, but hard to determine. The aroma contained a slight level of DMS (vegetal) and a very low, yet present, nutty character.

The flavor was malty with an assertive hop character. The hop presence was mainly bittering and pushed hard against the malty presence to overtake and overpower the caramel malt flavors. Behind the hops was a nice malt level and while the hops were mainly bittering a bit came through in the flavor, but the emphasis was on resinous bittering. As the beer was consumed and the palate fatigued along with warming the malt and hop seemed a bit more balanced than was first described.

The finish was dry with a lasting resinous and over time grassy hop bittering that lasted long into the finish and well beyond. The body was medium and the carbonation a bit lower than expected. The alcohol in the beer really only played a part in the warming which occurred after consumption.

12 ounce bottle, $10 a six at Sam's in Durham. Enjoy by Aug 01 06 on label, but no ABV markings on the beer label and there was no sediment in the bottle. Kinda surprized this one didn't pop up somewhere other than NC and garner a review prior to this one.

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Ten Years Alt from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.