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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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990 Ratings
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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 567
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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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a cask conditioned bottle from the brewery at least 6-8 months back - tried letting it age quite a bit in my basement. Poured into a snifter glass:

A: Nice head, pours a light copper color. Some good little carb bubbles are present.

S: I got smells of berries at first, maybe currant(?). After awhile, I didn't get the berry smell but just the whiff of the 12% ABV hitting my nose.

T: Rich in malts. Very complexing: likely caramel, toffee, maybe a bit of the berries I smelled.

M: Very nice tasting, yet because of the ABV strength this beer is definitely a sipper.

D: This is one of those beers that I could drink to relax maybe once or twice a week. Not an everyday beer. I enjoy it in the colder months and wish I could find it more accessible besides just at the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 21:29:51 | More by jwhancher
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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.