V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gryphon69:
3.69/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle
A- Medium to dark Amber in color, reminds me of cider.Small white head that faded fast, no ring or lacing. Slightly hazy with a small amount of visable carbonation. Looking thru the light you can see the sediment.
S- Rich malts up front, followed on equal terms of light fruit, imparticulary pear, white grapes and apple, finish with a slight bready ness.
T- Sharp as in overpowering for the style as im not into hopped up styles. Bought this thinking it was a quad, not a quad on hops. So here we go. Can taste the fruit, alcohol, Belgian style yeasts, but it all blown up with that sharpness.
M- Medium and slightly chewy - feels decent and would be easy to drink. Carbs give off a slight fiz, but nothing overboard.
O- Guess it would have been better if I went in knowing it was a hopped up version of a Quad, I like IPAs and Black IPAs on occasion, but they are not my regular choice, because im not a hugh HOP fan. Especially mixed with my other styles. I did mark it lower just because it is not really a Quad, but I guess more like a American Quad due to the friggin dosage of hops.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 00:03:43 | More by Gryphon69
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 1,066 ratings.