V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrewS:
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 ml. corked and caged bottle and man, did I have a time getting that cork out. I see Victory does not want to repeat corking errors found in the V 10. Anyway, this beer's appearance is a quite clear and lustrous red orange. Small head fades quickly and nose reveals big malt and fruity esters. Whoo boy! This stuff is a bit young. Remarkably sweet upfront and bitter hops are undetectable, which is no surprise. I believe the hops are there and lend to a smooth finish and somewhat cut the cloying sweetness. The nice fruity characteristics found in the nose are found in force in the flavor. Not bad. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy with small carbonation. Alcohol is there and makes its presence known first on the palate then later in the head. Good creeper beer. A little age behind this bad boy and I see it being much better.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2003 15:32:16 | More by DrewS
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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 1,068 ratings.