V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrewMaster:
3.48/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Purchased on 7/30/05 at Whole Foods in Pasadena for $8.49.
Appearance: Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a 25 oz crystal sniffer glass. Bottle says "Bottled March 29 05." Slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a creamy light tan head. Good retention and lacing on the glass.
Smell: Sweet fruity malt aroma with light yeasty scent. Slight graham cracker scent with a bit of floral scent.
Taste: Convuluted sweet fruit flavor topped with dry and tart maltiness. Lots of spice including nutmeg, pepper, and sage along with light citrus flavors. A phenolic starchiness gives the beer more body but takes away from the nice maltiness. This beer finishes with a sweet aftertaste and a lasting alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy and medium bodied. Though syrupy it actually has a watery ending. Lingering and cloying syrup feel.
Drinkability: I guess this one just ain't for me. Something seems out of whack and uncomfortable about this beer. The malt profile is nice and spicy and fruity yeat flavors are great too. But the syrupy sweetness and weird mouthfeel just overpower the good things. They're on the right track with this one, but I think it could still use some work. At this point though, I wish I'd had my 8 bucks back.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2005 03:13:02 | More by BrewMaster
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 1,064 ratings.