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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,195
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 75
Gots: 152 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-18-2003

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Ratings: 1,195 | Reviews: 587
Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jancona
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Liquid luxury - as advertised! Let it warm up to truly enjoy.
Very little foam/lacing. Smell is a mix of molasses, banana bread, sweet dates, and brown sugar. Taste follows with a nice caramel malt finish. Feel is a bit slick - could use more carbonation.
Overall an excellent offering from Victory! I didn't share...

Photo of nathanmiller
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiserian
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good flavor. Light and fruity like others have said. I didnt taste any banana. Very drinkable with no alcohol taste, but with 12% abv it sneaks up on you pretty quick. At $7.99 a bottle its a great deal.

Photo of fulcrumbs
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are looking for a quadruple... the best around for the price. Not a huge fan of quadruple ales... feels like more of a wine vs. beer... but have had a couple of these... and as always... share with a friend. Drink a whole bomber on your own... and pay the price...!

Photo of Pegasus
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy golden orange in color, with a massive, coarse white head, which fades only slowly. Dense Belgian-type lacing adorns the glass walls. Abundant, fine carbonation drifts lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Dense notes of caramel and spicy, vinous alcohol, green apple rind, candied fruit and wood, dominate the aroma.

Taste: Begins with somewhat over-the-top pungent, earthy hops, soon followed by sweet dark caramel, candied dark fruits, bitter apple rind, and an omnipresent, sweet, vinous, and warming alcohol. As the taste progresses, spicy notes rise to ascendency, with cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominant. Finishes with a long, lingering note of dark caramel and sweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Very soft, full, velvety, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An extraordinarily complex, deep, and rich Quadrupel, invoking thoughts of holiday dinners. Certainly, this beer is worthy of the most elegant occasion.

Presentation: Packaged in a one liter Belgian-style brown glass bomber, sealed with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of apple and pear, overripe tropical fruit, apricot, bready and candi malt, white wine. Flavor is similar mixed fruit, dominated by light and dark stone fruit, fig, banana, clove, bready and caramel malt, finishes with bready, almost rye grain with residual semi-sweet mixed fruit and light caramel; light hop bitterness. Medium to heavy bodied with pleasant creaminess. This is a nice domestic take on a quad, rich and complex. The hops were a bit of a surprise, but this is a half-year old bottle and they may have faded a bit, which is fine, because their presence, like some of the other flavors, is deftly integrated into the whole. Very nice. Victory seems to be poorly distributed to Washington now, and I was lucky to pick up this bottle from a store I know handles beer well. Glad I got the last bottle. If I see it again, I will cellar some, this has potential for a few years of interesting change.

Photo of dhfreak
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wired and corked 750 ml bottle. Received as a gift. Poured into a goblet at cellar temp.

Look:Beautiful golden tinged amber with a thinnish off white head. No lacing.

Smell: Raisin-y, winey, malty.

Taste: raisins, white grape skins. A touch of bitterness like orange peel.

Feel: soft but full

Overall: solid, decent beer.

Photo of Rebulu
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh, clean, and crisp. Malty and fruity. If instructions are followed, it is not overly yeasty. At 45 degrees it is like champagne. At 65, the fruit pops without being overly sweet. I get starfruit (maybe white grape?) apricots, and hint of lemon zest. Disclaimer: have not read brewer description, that's honestly what I get.

So good to slow roll. It's a new beer in every 5 degree increment. The lack of the unpleasant yeast might even win over English BW lovers.

Photo of crow
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acbe
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robert2189
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregJ
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheacck11
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a golden copper color with little e head.

Smell - The smell would best be described as being sweet and malty.

Taste - Banana jumps to the front of this Belgian. Hot alcohol, pineapple, apricot, and bready notes also make an impression. All this occurs before the banana sours in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - There is a thick, clingy quality to this quad that really allows the taste to linger.

Overall - Victory rarely makes a bad beer. This one is top notch.

Photo of snaotheus
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2015-01-23
750ml corked/caged bottle split between a pair of snifters. No dates or anything...but I'm guessing there's only one batch. Left about 3/4" in the bottle.

Pours hazy amber. Not much carbonation. Smell is yeasty, figgy, dark fruit.

Taste is super frickin' fruity, but not super sweet. Lots of vague bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium. A little slick. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of RobPete
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had my first one of these yesterday. It was exceptional. Especially for the cost. I am a huge fan of quads. This might not be as complex as some of the big Belgians, but still quite enjoyable. I poured it into my St. Bernardus goblet. Nice opaque dark straw color. Felt great on the tongue. Light on the carbonation. Not as much alcohol burn as one would expect from a 12% ABV. Overall, very impressive. I already picked up two more bombers

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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.