Victory Harvest Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by baldmasterflex:
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thought a cold, crisp fall nite in the middle of WCU's fall break would be a great time to pick this up.
Pours a really rich pinkish-orange-red color with very little head at all it. My roommate asked if i was drinking wine, which makes alot of sense because it definitly reminds me of a pink sangria. As i stare at the beer there really isnt much carbonation other than some that builds up around the rim that lightly sticks to the sides of the glass.
I have a cold which is killing my senses but the nose of the beer definitly has a sweet aroma with easily detectable very citrusy hops, similar to the kind used in Hop Wallop if my memory is correct (the release of which is about a mere month away).
The taste is very much like the smell, but the hops dont bite the way i expected them to. They really seem to fade very smoothly into a malty sweetness.
The body is medium and the lack of carbonation makes it very smooth going down without any detection of alcohol bite (even tho i know 7.7% isnt dangerously high).
I can see how the use of malt sweetness in this could possibly classify it as something other than a type of IPA or DIPA as the Strong Ale catogorization suggests. But, for clarification and comparison for people who wont have the opportunity to try this brew, i find it to be somewhere halfway between Dogfish's 60 and 90 minute IPAs.
After im finished with the next 50 ounces, Im gonna find the person that stole my victory growler.
Serving type: growler
10-16-2006 00:11:02 | More by baldmasterflex
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3.96/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Burnished amber with 1/2-inch, off-white oatmeal-colored head with decent retention and a line of crusty lace at the top of the glass.
S: Big floral and citrus hops aroma greets with a pretty substantial caramel and fruity ale backing aromas. The fruity character is probably somewhat yeast derived. No detectable alcohol qualities.
T: Whopping fruity hops flavors with orange, grapefruit, lime, and floral qualities as well. The malt backbone is fairly caramelly with some bready malt/yeast character. The yeast character extends with some fruity esters as well. Moderately bitter. Nice beer with great wet hop flavor.
M: A tad thin in mouthfeel with lightish body, it comes off a bit watery. This isn't a super combo with all the fruity character. Finish is average-dry for the style.
O: A really solid brew that would be a bit better with some more body and a little lower ABV. All in all though, this is a good beer that whets the wet hop appetite very well.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2013 04:20:02 | More by argock
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1" head that lasts around a while. Moderate lace paints the glass.
Smell: caramel and some earthy hops are light in the aroma.
Taste: caramel, light grapefruit tones, some orange, and a nice earthy bitterness make up a a nice fresh hop ale.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.
Overall: this was a flavorful ale that can be a good session beer. Hits the spot on a cool autumn day.
Serving type: on-tap
10-31-2013 22:24:18 | More by Gavage
Victory Harvest Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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