Ten Years Alt - Victory Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
02-18-2006 23:27:51 | More by HugoGrim
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
02-17-2006 01:38:44 | More by silver0rlead
4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
02-15-2006 22:20:46 | More by GCBrewingCo
Ten Years Alt from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.