V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ego:
3.78/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bottled 01/09/06 (so this is not retired eh?)
even on a relatively carefull pour the head is big and fluffy, white soap bubbles stack up a good 2 fingers high in my ommegang chalice, dulled brown with amber highlights in the hue, active carbonation marches upward inside the brew. The uber head retreats fairly quickly but holds nicely feed from the aforementioned carbonation... a good looking brew.
slightly moldy dry bannanas, apples, pears, mild candy sugar and perhaps a little nutmeg, the alcohol peeks outa hair, not bad. later on down the bottle I get a hint of black pepper as well and faint hops.
sweet and malty with lots of carbonation. The carbonation might be a bit much for some but I am enjoying it in this particular case.. it makes the beer easeir to drink at this ABV. Speaking of the ABV, it is not noticed in the flavor, just some residual warming/almost burn in the tummy. The flavor is most assuredly straight forward, the carbonation can be distracting while you are trying to break this one down on taste..
not the most complicated quad to pass these lips, but not a bitch I would kick out of bed either. Tasty enough but not in the same league as it's belgian counterparts. A solid effort though, I'll throw one in the cellar for a couple of years and see what shakes loose...
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2006 03:32:30 | More by Ego
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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.