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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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90
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987 Ratings
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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-18-2003)
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MJR

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Boston the weekend of the AoBF...

Corked 750ml bottle with a bottled on date of Mar 11 03...

Appearance: After using a pair of pliers to pull the (pain-in-the-ass) cork out, this brew pours a warm reddish-orange with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles. What starts as a small tan head quickly fades to a thin cap. Minimal lacing and retention.

Smell: The aroma is sweet and fruity with a whiff of alcohol that I can feel in my nose. Dark sugar, banana, coriander, caramel, yeast, and tropical fruits drift in and out, teasing my nose.

Taste: Starts off with a big blast of spicy, fruity sweetness with lots of raw sugar and tropical fruits. Suggestions of banana and faint apple. The spiciness continues, only to be greeted by a smooth yeastiness, and a bit of coriander. Towards the end, the hops finally show themselves with a fleeting bitterness. Finishes with a wave of alcoholic warmth that shoots through my entire body.

Mouthfeel: The body is slighty syrupy, which is offset quite well by the heavy carbonation. A bit on the chewy side. The alcohol dries out the finish, in both taste and feel.

Drinkability: While 'drinkable' isn't the first word this beer calls to mind due to it's strength, it is quite a tasty Belgian-style ale. I wish I could get a few bottles to cellar until the holiday season, but this one is sadly not available in the Midwest. What a shame...I'd love to see what a bit of aging would do to it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2003 21:04:51 | More by MJR
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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.