Victory Village - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
16oz, draft at WF Glen Mills
A: Pours out more like an IPA than a brown ale. Maybe an IPA with dark malts. You can see through it. Half finger slightly off white head. Some lacing. It really looks like dirty thin water.
S: Some mild hints of coffee. Ground coffee notes, not the roasted variety. Some caramel malts are more present than the coffee though.
T: Up front you get that ground coffee flavor. Mild, not astringent or biting. It's pleasant. Mild malt bill. Caramel notes. Some what dry finish.
M: Light to medium bodied.
11-26-2012 14:59:02 | More by inlimbo77
2.63/5 rDev -31.2%
A - Copper, mostly clear. White head has some retention and lacing.
S/T - Considering this is branded as a coffee-brown ale, there's very little coffee in this one. Bready caramel malts and some pine hops in the finish. Coffee is very light in both flavor and aroma.
M - Light body, high level of spritzy carbonation. Not very smooth without the rich feel typical of coffee and brown ales.
O - I think the mark was missed on this one. Lacking in feel and coffee throughout. Little depth of flavor.
11-14-2012 17:19:19 | More by garuda
3.23/5 rDev -15.4%
A-light brown to amber color with a small off-white head and some lacing
S-light roasted malt, coffee, chocolate
T-coffee, light roasted malt, cocoa, hints of nuts, minimal bitter hop flavor
F-light body with moderate carbonation
O-a little light but has some interesting flavors
11-03-2012 02:01:20 | More by MDDMD
3.28/5 rDev -14.1%
This brew didn't leave me impressed. Luckily I only got a sample of it before moving onto something else. It poured an amber color with a nice head. Lacing was actually pretty beautiful from this beer. I didn't get an overly strong aroma of coffee, I actually smelled more vanilla than coffee though both were present. Taste was that of strong coffee with subtle hints of vanilla. Tastes way stronger than it smells!
Feel of the beer was oddly light for the taste. Pretty drinkable...I still prefer other styles for the strong coffee taste.
Honestly, I'll pass on this one. It wasn't very enticing since I've had so many tastier coffee stouts and porters. It was interesting to see this done with another style...but it just didn't have that richness or complexity to it that is achieved with other styles of coffee based brews. It's pretty much the same from start to finish and it certainly leaves a bitter taste on the palate. Overall, an average beer.
10-25-2011 00:16:59 | More by MsRif
3/5 rDev -21.5%
First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Not too impressed with this one, though it sounded good from the description. Poured a clear, light, chestnut color, with a ringlet of white bubbles for a head. Aroma of toasted brown malts and coffee, as promised. Taste of roasted malts, nuts, with a strong coffee sensation mid-palate. Barely anything to speak of in regards to hops. Very light and thin, perhaps too much so, but still, I kind of "felt what they were going for" so to speak, so I suppose it wasn't too-too bad. I'm used to coffee in bigger, bolder beers with more body; this was more like fermented coffee juice.
10-22-2011 22:20:52 | More by Rifugium
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured on draft into a pint glass. Pours with virtually zero head. Dark, barely translucent brown. The nose is pretty subdued. Not a lot going on. There are some subtle vanilla, coffee, and cocoa hints. The taste is very forward, rich, black coffee. I hate coffee, but this is really good. Tough to tell it's beer. Overall, this is really solid. Recommend.
10-18-2011 01:04:22 | More by Retail1LO
4.22/5 rDev +10.5%
Appearance - The Village brown ale pours a mildly dark amber body with a nice creamy head. After a few tastes the lacing sticks to the side of the pint glass.
Smell- Coffee aroma that overshadows any other smells.
Taste-Big coffee presence and in the best way, Quality beans make for one of the better coffee profiles I have tasted in a beer reminds me of a top notch stout like speedway or breakfast stout. The coffee lingers for short while then fades nicely.
Mouth feel- Very light, but enjoyable. I don't want to be chewing a 5% abv brown ale.
Overall- Fantastic. Great taste, and I find it dangerously drinkable I've been hitting up victory heavy recently and after getting countless pints at the bar I caved in and got the growler. I think This year's version is much tastier than last years.
10-14-2011 18:52:54 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
2.85/5 rDev -25.4%
On tap @ the Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) on 10/9/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear coppery amber, with a ½ finger of slight off-white colored head. This retains at roughly the same size and throws up a foamy cascade that leaves back thick spotty swathes of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of slightly acrid roasted coffee character on top, with green citrus, caramel, and some light cocoa flavors sitting underneath. There is a touch of leafy feeling hops to this as well but it’s mainly the coffee that drives the nose here. Thankfully it isn’t too overpowering.
The taste has a good bit of green citric bitterness up front, with a sweet backing of light caramel and chocolate flavors. Roasted coffee is present throughout and is felt mostly in the backend of the profile (where is hangs a bit on the breath) but it overall isn’t coming off as very strong. This finishes with a dry and earthy bitterness, reflecting the strength of the hops in this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp creaminess to the carbonation that expands out and fills up the mouth. There isn’t a whole lot of smoothness to this, as this coming off as a little too sharp at times.
Eh, this one was a little disappointing. It’s didn’t really succeed here for me as either a coffee beer or a solid Brown Ale, with the flavor profile in particular having a somewhat watered down feel to it. I finished the glass but won’t be seeking this one out again.
10-12-2011 16:51:59 | More by Kegatron
Victory Village from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.