V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigDaddyWil:
3.43/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Pater Lieven chalice.
Bottled on Jan 09 2006.
Pours a dark orange, copper color with a little haze. One inch thick off white almost creamy yellow colored head. Decent head retention, with some spotty lacing. Decent carbonation. Lots of bready, yeasty smells upfront, followed by apples, pears, malts and spices. Some booziness aromas also. Tons of sweet malt flavors, maybe a little too sweet. Some hop bitterness and a definite alcohol warm feeling. Full bodied brew that goes down smooth. Overall a good brew, whose alcohol content will kick your ass. Drink this one with caution!
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2006 20:53:50 | More by BigDaddyWil
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a Chimay goblet. Bottled on Sept 18 2009 on front label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Lighter than expected chestnut with a big dose of floaties but a prodigious 1-2 finger light beige head with decent retention and peaks of lacing.
S: Major fruity aroma here with fig, plums, red grapes, currants, bananas, and orange marmalade all combining with some mild herbal hopping to create a huge malt blast. The entire aroma experience is accentuated by further fruity yeast esters with a mild, phenolic, clove character
T: THe flavor also assaults with malt, first with dark fruits like red and purple grapes, figs, cherries, plums, and raisins, all dosed with a heavy dose of rum-infused honey. Hops provide some balancing herbal-based bitterness. Yeast esters play a big role with banana and some lightly sulfuric apricot and peach character as well. Bitterness is low -- this is a malt wallop all the way, and a good one too. Vinous without getting too grapey -- a masterful beer all-around. The alcohol is tame and in the background.
M: Silky smooth with nowhere the 12% detectable anywhere. Sumptuous feel overall with moderate carbonation to keep it from feeling too thick and viscous.
O: This was indeed a good one to put away -- wow -- huge dark fruit character with drinkability. Sumptuous and decadent but not over the top -- wonderful. I wish I had bought more.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 03:21:56 | More by argock
V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.