V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwinship83:
4.53/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottled on aug 10, 2006. picked up recently at a local liquor store.
A- Deep dark ruby body with a moderately sized off white sticky head that clings to the sides of the glass.
S- full of sweet dark fruits. figs, raisins, plums, cherries...maybe a bit of apple also. no detection of alcohol.
T- sweet, almost too sweet. wonderful. still cant find any alcohol.
M- light and fizzy. not overly so.
D- the only drawback to this is that its too potent to attempt a second. it crept up on me the more empty the bottle became. ive had this one fresh as well, and i dont remember it being this great. time has definitely worked in this beers favor. im glad i have some more of this years versions left in the basement.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2008 02:39:51 | More by jwinship83
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 1,063 ratings.