V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by russwbeck:
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Pours a reddish brown without much head, very bubbly, but nothing special here for me.
S: Very fruity, with Belgian yeasts and spices.
T: Much lighter taste than I expected from a 12% quad. Not that its a bad thing. Alcohol is masked, but shows itself here and there. The rich dark fruits come out first, but subside to an alcoholy finish.
MF: Light for a quad, but medium body overall. Very carbonated. Warming feeling as you drink.
D: This is the most drinkable 12% beer I've ever had. Very refreshing, but I can't say I find it typical of the quad style. At least to my experience so far.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2010 04:22:12 | More by russwbeck
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.