Yakima Glory - Victory Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
A- Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter... Starts with a finger thick off white that disappears leaving behind some strands of lacing. Beer is very dark in color, almost appears black, until held up to light where it turns a brilliant ruby with little activity
S- Very sweet malty, hint of hops
T- Very sweet tasting with a pronounced hop finish
M- Light carbonation, medium to light body
D- Very easy to drink, smooth and tasty... at a reasonable taste
01-04-2010 02:33:11 | More by bbeane
3.05/5 rDev -23.2%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-Deep copper beer, relatively clear with a bit of floaties, and exhibiting lots of rising carbonation bubbles. Big, frothy tan head was overflowing out of the pint off the pour (almost), sustained wonderfully.
S-A unique mixture of hop aromas and malt forwardness.
T-Hop flavor is distincty pine/resiny, which melds throughout a toasty, nutty maltiness. Any malt sweetness was drowned out by resiny hops and an assertive bitterness. Finshed with a residual hoppy flavor and slight toasty-coffee aftertaste.
M-Surprisingly, the carbonation was not overpowering as it appeared out of the bottle, but instead a relatively moderate level. Mouthfeel was on par with expectations.
D-Really, this brew kind of lacks drinkability for me., to an extent. I think it's flavor profile is unique, which deserves merit, but it just isn't there for me.
04-20-2010 15:40:36 | More by CHSLBrew
4/5 rDev +0.8%
A: deep mahogany, good clarity, brief finger deep head fizzles out leaving behind decent lace
S: West Coast hops, leather, sour yeast esters,
T: leather, charcoal and smoke, bitter chocolate, sour cherries, dark rum and a wee bit of sweet molasses.
M: medium body with crisp carbonation and a warming alcoholic bite in the finish.
D: purdy dang good. I'm a fan of this style and this one lived up to my expectations for both the CDA and Victory as a brewery. Very drinkable, not too bitter, not too sweet, not too heavy, not to watery, with just the right amount of alcohol. Suffice it to say, it's incredibly sessionable and I can foresee many more of these in my near future.
11-23-2010 01:18:09 | More by nickhiller
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
355mL bottle thanks to Lukie.
Dark mahogany with a towering tan head. Healthy lacing and a raised ring.
Rich toffee malt character, with raisins, golden syrup and stewed plums. The strength of the malts makes for mostly candied hop character, with pineapple and orange quite apparent. Notwithstanding, there are also notes of Chinese tea and fresh minty pine.
The hops assert a little more in the taste, with strong Chinese tea and a earthy pine bitterness. Later on, roast coffee and burnt toast come through, somewhat alleviating my skepticism as to why this is called an American Black Ale. Caramel and bready malt backbone remains solid enough to balance the domineering elements of the hop character.
Not a huge mouthfeel for the ABV. Pretty smooth overall with moderate mid-palate bitterness that has deceptive length.
Strikes me as more of an (Imperial) Red than an ABA, but it's bloody tasty regardless. The choice and proportions of malt and hops demonstrate a brewer who knows their shit.
10-08-2011 08:52:15 | More by spicelab
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
From cask into 14oz glass.
A - Dark brown, almost black with little head and no lacing.
S - Hops, pine and some fruits.
T - Chocolate with roasted malts and a hint of pine.
M - Medium bodied that goes down smoothly.
D - Very drinkable but not in big quantities.
11-11-2009 17:46:34 | More by taigor
4.47/5 rDev +12.6%
A really pretty beer- clear dark reddish brown with a huge persistent dense off white head. Smell is citrusy hops. Lemons. Taste is again is mostly citrus hops. Nice caramelly malt. Some bitterness but nicely balanced overall. I like that it's just a bit on the hoppy side. Great full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Another great beer from Victory.
03-08-2010 00:54:27 | More by burnstar
4.13/5 rDev +4%
This was a nice brew that I picked up at Nikkis in Providence, RI.
The apperance was dark with a nice frothy head nice lacing on the glass.
S - almost chocolate like? perhaps some woody notes.
T Nice malty character. At the same time not too crazy but still lots of hops as well.
M No sting but feels some what smooth nice though.
D - really nice victory is in Maine but have not seen this one yet anywhere glad to finally try it. Hope it gets here soon.
02-04-2010 23:18:40 | More by Casey10
4.33/5 rDev +9.1%
I didn't know what to expect when I picked up a bottle of this, but I was not disappointed.
Poured into my trusty tumbler and got a dark cherry with a voluminous cream hued head.
What a great nose. Malty and piney, floral and citrusy sweet.
Got hit first with a roasted coffee note, followed by the bitterness, which intensified with time.
Oily and adequately carbonated.
A brew of note, though I think one of these bad boys is just right.
01-02-2010 00:40:46 | More by brauseboof
4.38/5 rDev +10.3%
12oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pilsner glass at Bushwakker.
Dark ruby red with a thin beige cap. Minimal carbonation and no lacing.
Big citrus notes in the aroma. Grapefruit with hints of pine and caramel.
Hop bomb! Assault on the taste buds. Hops smashing the palate. A little malt to balance but all hops.
Medium bodied and a little oily. Minimal carbonation.
A true hop head delight. A little hoppy for me, but a good all around brew.
12-11-2011 01:34:20 | More by Noxious26
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
Tried after purchasing upon release. Wasn't all that crazy about it and thought some age may help. 12 ounce bottle, stemmed glass. "Best by 11/2010" stamped.
A - Nice dark reddish brown with a tan head, head keeps a nice cap and laces the glass well.
S - Getting aromas of dark crystal malts. Some caramel on the nose.
T - Nice taste here. Initial hit of caramel has a tiny touch of smokiness. The hopiness creeps up along with a tiny touch of alcohol heat which fades to a smooth finish with the hoppiness present into the aftertastw.. This brew has become essentially a nice barleywine after aging for some times.
M - A nice feel here. A touch light for all the flavors going on but still allows all the flavors to present themselves.
D - Impressive and interesting to say the least. Showcases hops as advertised, but doesn't do so in the brash "in-your-face" way a feature hop IPA or DIPA would. Really melds the nice sweet caramel malt with the Yakima valley hops.
A nice brew. I'm never in the "must be aged" camp but laying this one down for a little while really rounds this beer out in my opinion. In fact I think the 11/2010 may be too conservative an estimate for a best by date.
06-22-2010 01:26:24 | More by EStreet20
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
This stuff really surprised me the first time I had it. Like most other Victory beers, it's a winner. This batch seems a little different from past years, but still really solid. Wicked foamy head when poured. Smell is of hops and malt, with an earthiness. The taste is not overpowering with the hops. There's a toasted, sweet malty flavor that backs it up. Damn, I really love this beer. It's different from everything else I've had, and I dig that.
04-18-2011 01:55:21 | More by DrStiffington
Yakima Glory from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,580 ratings.