V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
With a sluggish pour, this beer shines a brilliant reddish copper in the glass with a gigantic frothy beige head, ever boiling and growing with vigor. If you have a problem with waiting to drink your beer, pick up one of these, and you'll learn yourself a lesson in patience, or just grab yourself a spoon and dig into it.
If I could find room to nudge my nose into the glass, I might smell tantilizing aromas of oranges and citrus zests, bright toffee, rich caramel, toasty malts and a light padding of yeast and doughishness.
Enormously vibrant and filled with sweetened, toasty malts packing caramel, apples and oranges. Light peppery flavors exist throughout and spicy hops provide moderate bitterness to balance. Alcoholic warmth from start to finish, never too demanding.
Smooth in its inner core, yet magically effervescent in almost every other regard. Medium bodied.
This here is some tasty grist ma! Very drinkable, but yet I think it lacks a bit of complexity...even so, I'm enjoying this one to it's fullest potential.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2006 01:58:22 | More by Skidz
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 1,068 ratings.