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Victory Village - Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Village
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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-07-2010)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

VinnyA, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of jculler82
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jculler82, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%

16oz, draft at WF Glen Mills
Pint glass

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.

inlimbo77, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of jjd315
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

jjd315, Nov 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

keanlacrosse, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of garuda
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.

garuda, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Profchaos20, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Dana718
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dana718, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
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

MDDMD, Nov 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

ChadT89, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

gcare02, Dec 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Oakenator, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of RobertColianni
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

RobertColianni, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +4.7%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev +4.7%

sideshowe, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of boxofrane
5/5  rDev +30.9%

boxofrane, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

deapokid, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of MsRif
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.

MsRif, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
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.

Retail1LO, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
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.

FatBoyGotSwagger, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
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.

Kegatron, Oct 12, 2011
Victory Village from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.