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Uncle Teddy's Bitter - Victory Brewing Company

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Uncle Teddy's Bitter
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BA SCORE
89
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 26
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2002)
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Reviews by pburland23:
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-20-2013 22:47:49 | More by pburland23
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oberon

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%

On cask at Ashley's Saturday night.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear brass color with a creamy white head atop.Aromas were light with mild biscuit and earthy hops standing out,flavors are dry and earthy with a tinge of iron/metal a firm dryer biscuit base is there throughout.A simple easy drinking cask bitter wich it's supposed to be.

05-13-2014 16:41:47 | More by oberon
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +11.5%

Victory scores again with this bitter, tasted like an ordinary bitter to me which not many US brewers dare to touch being that it is such a delicate style to tangle with. A good rounded malt sweetness throws toasted crackers and a mild fruitiness to the taste buds. Hops were at a impeccable level of balance. The cask-conditioned smoothness was so impressive that I wanted to quaff this one all night. Great job guys!

03-31-2004 12:07:57 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +1%

Appears a clouded amber orange hue forms a vibrant creamy tan head. Froth and thick with thick even bands of lacing that develop with each sip, good cask conditioned gets harder to come by in the Burgh as time goes on. Bars that used to carry a cask or two don't anymore it's really a shame. Well, this flowing at Fathead's and as soon as I saw it I knew what I would drinking at least a few of. Aroma has roasted caramel with nutty edges herbal funky UK hops with just a finish of piney hoppiness. Flavor is mildly bitter nothing overplays anything else. Session beer at it's best can't hide any off flavors in a brew like this definitely a technical display of talent. That slick oily rush of hops quickly disperses with the roasted malt nut flavors, like a said just a clean drinkable mix of flavorful beer were both sweetness and hop flavor have multiple dimensions. Mouthfeel is of course the strength of most cask beers, and this one is no exception. Creamy fluffy body with hop oils streaking the palate natural light carbonation goes down with such ease, no alcohol burn when it's 3.5-4% abv. Drinkability anytime I see this one flowing, hopefully next time I belly up to a long wooden bar in Downingtown that would be a nice place to meet up with this brew again.

10-23-2007 13:12:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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kneary13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-18-2014 13:39:41 | More by kneary13
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

Victory- Uncle Teddy's Bitter

A- Cloudy orange brown with a solid spongy head. Thick spongy lacing down the glass.
S- Mild caramel toffee malt with grapefruit hops.
T- Sweet buttery caramel/ butterscotch toffee malt with big doses of citrus rind.
M- Very buttery and creamy, low natural carbonation with a creamy body and citric finish.

Overall- A beer I've been wanting for a few years now. Lived up to what I was hoping for. If you visit Victory pass on the food and drink 1 of these.

07-11-2008 21:32:32 | More by NJpadreFan
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

on the handpump at Fat Heads last night...20oz pour in a bubbled mug

A - very thin layer of loose white lace, sitting atop a slightly hazy burnt orange colored beer. the foam sat as a lowly ring throughout most of the drink, very small amount of yeast settles at the bottom of the glass.

S - mostly crackery and bready malt, lightly touched by some caramel sweetness. very subtle layer of slightly grassy hop bitterness finishes it off.

T - again, crackers and stale bread take the spotlight. very milkd through the middle, just a tiny spot of sweetness before turning into some mild earthy hops.

M - extremely light and watery, typical carbonation from a cask. only slightly creamy and biting at the end.

D - a god representation of the classic style, but just not doing enough for me. crazily drinkable though, thanks to an extremely light body and mild taste. a good first beer for happy hour while waiting for friends to show up, before moving onto some bigger guns.

03-28-2010 00:00:56 | More by Stigs
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penguindude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-13-2013 13:46:52 | More by penguindude
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-04-2013 03:44:36 | More by Sammy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +3%

One of the most authentic domestically produced English-style bitters; and an "ordinary" to boot! Once it's settled from the handpump pour, the body is a hazy golden with an orange cast that's topped by a thin cap of creamy bright white foam that holds quite well and leaves some lace. The aroma is limited but offers a subtly fruity, mostly malty character with a light earthiness that's probably contributed to by hops although they're not distinct. The flavor is quite mild combining a soft, clean thin maltiness with a light floral and earthy hop flavor. The body is light with an exceptionally fine carbonation that's extremely smooth and lightly creamy. The finish continues much as it started but without the sharper hop flavor. The bitterness is very well balanced and does just enough to keep the pint interesting. Serious session brew!

12-02-2002 18:04:35 | More by NeroFiddled
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

It is light amber in color, with a very dense creamy head about a half inch thick.

Smells like walking into the woods after it has rained, wet bark, dead pine needles, and moist soil. Not a bad smell, certainly nothing decaying. Light caramel and just a puff of smoke.

Very light bitterness, close to none. Subdued flavor, like eating the white flesh near the rind of a watermelon, very watery with slight biscuit.

Feels like a lot of water in the mouth, and some light tannic effect. not much else.

01-28-2012 00:14:47 | More by Doppelbockulus
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

On cask at the VBC.

Pours hazy golden orange with 1 1/2 fingers of creamy brite-white head. Great retention on this guy that produces huge, thick coating of lace down on the sides of the pint glass. The aroma is a pleasing mix of light bread, nuts, citrus, and hops.

The taste starts with a silky malt base that props up a nice presence of lemon zest and grassy bittering hops. The mouthfeel is light, easygoing, and creamy with a bit of a dry finish and feel.

A really solid example of a Bitter from Victory that keeps a decent amount of flavor packed in while still maintaining that lower ABV. I love the fact that they keep this on cask at all times now at the brewery as the silky body only adds to it's immense sessionalbility. I'm always up for a pint or six of this when we visit.

06-30-2008 21:36:45 | More by Kegatron
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.1%

03-16-2014 15:16:32 | More by mikefuski17
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-01-2011 03:05:02 | More by PaBeerLover
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Chinon01

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

Appearance - Orange copper hue with no head.

Nose - Malty goodness, karo syrup with hints of ocean salinity, some grape tang and St. Joseph's cough syrup.

Taste - Orangy and light breadiness with minerality and hoppiness fighting at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lighter body but enough to hold it all together.

Drinkability - 5

02-25-2009 02:48:47 | More by Chinon01
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richj1970

Alabama

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2013 15:17:09 | More by richj1970
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-02-2012 03:51:58 | More by Keith_R
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Served from a hand pull at Victory Brewing:

The beer appeared a very nice, clear copper color with hints of red with a great, thick, creamy, slightly off-white head. The head was fairly well retained but eventually faded into nothing. No noticeable carbonation. The aroma was mild, mostly malty with a hint of yeast. The taste of the beer was great, extremely well balanced and the fact that the beer was served at a warmer temp really made the beer more enjoyable. The beer had a medium body, creamy, smooth and exceptional drinkability. Overall, this is a fantastic beer and I hope that I get to enjoy this one again.

09-02-2011 02:20:00 | More by PhillyStyle
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%

A pint hand-pulled at the brewery.

A: The pint is served with a bubbly flourish. The ale is a hazy orange-brown color, muddled and swirling. The creamy head atop the ale measures around a finger and laces nicely as the glass is consumed.

S: The nose is hoppy with nice sweetness that is equal parts malt and creamy head. A great bitter aroma comes off of the beer.

T: Drinking this pint reminds me of sitting at The Wharf Rat in Baltimore with a best bitter in hand. Few things beat a solid English ale on cask. The bitterness is muted but focused, kicking some earthy hop bitterness before melding into the creamy head. As the hops fade, the sweeter malts emerge. The flavors are biscuity and pleasingly sweet. This beer is all substance and no frills.

M: Creamy head, solid hops and sweet malts, all in one pint. This is a tight beer.

D: This is one helluva session beer, easy to drink with a great flavor. I was tempted to waste my night in Downingtown, downing pints of this beer.

08-17-2007 00:21:37 | More by akorsak
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-07-2013 19:31:53 | More by Magery
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-25-2011 22:20:44 | More by mdillon86
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -20.2%

On-tap into Scandanavian Mug @ Birreria Paradiso.

Light amber color with a one finger tan head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Light hops in the aroma, along with earthy yeast tones. Biscuity malts in the flavor, along with a slight hop bitterness. The yeast did a lot of talking in this one, with mild fruity flavors up front, with a touch of diacetyl. Medium bodied.

A decent bitter, but far from my favorite. The hops weren't quite as assertive as I would have expected, and the yeast is a bit too upfront.

04-06-2009 01:12:42 | More by BeerSox
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-14-2013 23:57:54 | More by GreesyFizeek
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edskirk3

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%

A pint served from the hand-pump at the Grey Lodge this weekend.

Once it settled, it was slightly hazy golden orange with 1.5 fingers of deliciously foamy head. The aroma was of sweet malts, some fruit and herbal pine.

Quite a balanced flavor profile, both sweet and bitter. Lightly toasted bread and mild fruitiness cooperate extremely well with the earthy and citric hops.

This ale was very smooth and easily drinkable from the cask. If I see it available again, I shall drink more of it.

03-31-2008 03:16:25 | More by edskirk3
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

A: The beer is relatively clear golden yellow in color and has a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. No carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of bready malts with notes of citrus hops.
T: Flavors of buttery, toasted malts dominate the overall taste along with some notes of citrus and a subtle amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very smooth and creamy on the palate with just a hint of carbonation.
D: The beer is extremely easy to drink; when combined with the low alcohol content it makes it perfectly sessionable.

11-04-2010 08:12:23 | More by metter98
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Uncle Teddy's Bitter from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.