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Eclat Cocoa Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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Eclat Cocoa Lager
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BA SCORE
84
good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bigfnjoe on 02-19-2012)
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2014 14:54:14 | More by Shandycan
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 23:24:10 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-21-2013 18:57:40 | More by InspectorBob
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-17-2013 17:58:19 | More by Jason1337
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2013 01:49:01 | More by Jspriest
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-26-2013 00:30:12 | More by Oakenator
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TheZoner


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-07-2013 02:06:51 | More by TheZoner
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2012 20:53:17 | More by jjd315
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-25-2012 13:30:11 | More by PaBeerLover
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Dethklok

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-19-2012 09:53:23 | More by Dethklok
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-06-2012 17:59:02 | More by hockeyfighter19
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%

Draft at The Pour Hiuse in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly toasty arom with hints of roasted malt, cocoa, toffee, nut and lactic cream. The nitro really takes away from what seems like be a great nose.

Medium bodied with a balance of slightly roasted malt, sweetr notes and lactic cream. The nitro adds a creamy thickness to the body which helps the mouthfeel but takes away from the flavor. Hints of toast, dark malt, cocoa, toffee and hazelnut. Slight sweetness balances things out. Not a bad beer but just kind of average.

06-28-2012 02:41:31 | More by corby112
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ninner00

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-09-2012 19:16:59 | More by ninner00
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2012 18:42:17 | More by Gatordaddy
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-01-2012 01:53:28 | More by RobertColianni
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-22-2012 04:31:12 | More by mdillon86
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

A - Deep ruby, off white head that retains well with some lacing.

S/T - Like an Irish Dry Stout without the coffee bitterness. More of a dark, semi-sweet chocolateness to it with a touch of earthy pine hops in the finish.

M - Medium to light in body, super smooth nitro tap body.

O - I like what they did with this. I'd get it again.

04-20-2012 01:45:46 | More by garuda
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Nitro tap to imperial pint glass. This beer was released in celebration of Victory's 16th anniversary as a collaboration with a local chocolatier. Made with German malts and the Peruvian Pure Nacional cocoa bean - apparently the world's rarest. Sampled at the pub on 3/17/12.

A: Arrives with a two finger cap of creamy foamy, light brown in texture, cascading with excellent retention. The body is a murky shade of dark brown, almost completely opaque, with a little ruby peeking through the edges when the glass tilts. Lacing is fantastic and solidifies a high rating for the appearance.

S: The nose is wonderful. Full of sweet dark chocolate, with a rich, rendered caramelly background. While the hops were faint, and the lager character hard to distinguish, the overall composition of the nose was quite successful.

T: Good flavor. Mildly sweet, light bitterness and little to no roasty character. Not sweet or substantial enough to stand up to a dessert pairing, but a fine treat on its own.

M: Light to medium-light body with a faint crispyness to the effervescence. Slick and creamy. The nitro adds to the texture (as it so often does) but also takes away from the body. This beer was much thinner than expected.

O: While I enjoyed this beer, and most beers on nitro for that matter, I think this one would have performed a little better on co2 - particularly in the flavor and mouthfeel department. Notwithstanding, putting a dark, cocoa-covered lager on nitro was certainly an interesting concept - and very easy to drink.

04-18-2012 00:21:51 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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ububru

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-09-2012 16:37:17 | More by ububru
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rfgetz

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%

Pours a muddy and dirty looking brown, beer separates into a few distinctly hues layers, light cap of froth. Scent is extremely light and gives only the faint hint of stale cocoa powder with the oils long turned stale. Taste follows suit, disappointingly light in flavor with little in the way of chocolate than a light dusting of cocoa powder and little else aside from the taste of a macro euro lager. Lighter side of medium bodied with a faint chalky graininess. Wanted to find something to like, but it just didn't work out.

04-09-2012 16:25:01 | More by rfgetz
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-07-2012 13:25:41 | More by IdrinkGas
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-07-2012 11:22:47 | More by ejimhof
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-25-2012 14:12:50 | More by Number3red
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

This was pretty interesting. I saw it on the draft list at the Mint the other night so I gave it a try. The beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with a creamy foam head from the nitro. The smell of the beer is chocolaty and that's mostly all I get off the nose on this one. The first sip is mostly foam... the second one is chocolaty like the nose.. It's just a very smooth flavored beer. It's not too bitter or sweet at all. Fairly well balanced in the flavors. The mouthfeel was very smooth, heavier in body than I expected but very drinkable. Overall I thought this beer made a very good alternative to have a dessert.

03-24-2012 03:16:03 | More by Knapp85
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-18-2012 16:12:11 | More by deapokid
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Eclat Cocoa Lager from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.