V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by erz316:
3.93/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
3/4 L bottle into trois pistoles chalice
A - a golden orange, copper, or amber colour for the body. the head is more or less an off white colour. the foam forms pretty well, but doesn't retain all that great. the colour is really pretty, but its too light and diaphanous for a quad. the body is diaphanous, but it is turbid enough to prevent one from seeing through it.
S - a rich sweet malty nose, with a bunch of fruits. there are bundles of apples and some dried apricot or nectarine flavours. the smell is really good, really potent and juicy. the malts keep up good pace with the fruits. the only problem i would note is that the nose is quite elusive, though potent when it does show up.
T - this is weird for a quad, in my opinion. the initial is a bit sweet, and has that normal quad savoriness. good malts and this sugar dominate the flavour until the hops and booze come, hand in hand, to ruin the party. the booze roars in my mouth, having this spicy dryness that couples with the natural spiciness of the hops to make a burning bitter dry taste. granted its not as bad as I make it sound, but it still is more than enough to completely steer off the flavour. the finish is very boozy, a dry burning that almost evens out with the innate sweetness of the malts and yeast. the aftertaste is a simple sweetness with a bit of savory yeast.
MF&D - the feel and drinkablity are quite good. the feel is a full medium, with good carbonation. the carbonation is full, but not particularly zesty or potent. nevertheless, the beer goes down easily and one really doensn't take as full a notice as one could of that 12% abv. surprisingly smooth except for the finish, or if the beer is held in mouth for a long time.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2009 02:38:48 | More by erz316
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