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Otto Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerLover99 on 10-12-2011)
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dasenebler

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL, bottled 9/27/11.

Pours a dark, hazy and reddish brown. Small head sticks around admirably with spots of lacing.

The aroma is very woody and smoky, showcasing the smoked malts. Reminiscent of Rauchbier from Bamberg, though not quite as intense. Touch of dark fruit.

Flavor is very dry and bitter, with a resinous and woody hop flavor. The smoked flavor comes through loud and clear, building up on the palate as the drink wears on. Some hints of caramel malt, but mainly smoke and wood. Some phenolic character from the Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is very drying, with good malt weight and creamy medium carbonation.

The problem with smoked malts is they tend to dominate a beer if used above a certain percentage. Victory dangerously toes this line, but never quite crosses it, making for an interesting drinking experience. Would like to see the Belgian elements of the beer shine through more readily. Overall good, but not something I'd necessarily buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 23:28:16 | More by dasenebler
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Pours a deep ruby brown with creamy head and lacing. Looks like a dark lager.

Strong, not overpowering, aroma of smokiness(who would a thought!?). Sweet maltiness, light smoked fruit woods.

Almost no residual sweetness compared to the relatively sweet aroma. The smoke masks most of the Belgian cues but works extremely well. I'm immediately reminded of Smoked Gouda. That slightly smokey creaminess, earthy flavors.

Overall well done but not the best.

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Otto Ale from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.