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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 66
Gots: 109 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-18-2003)
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Reviews by russwbeck:
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

10-20-2010 04:22:12 | More by russwbeck
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oberon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

I dont drink alot of Quads only on certain occasions,CHRISTmas is one of those occasions.Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep auburn color with a creamy thinner off white head that left patchy lace behind as it settled rather slowly.Aromas of raisin/prune,roasted nuts,brown sugar,and slight phenolic spice with alcohol that creeps.Flavors are like an alcohol dipped holiday fruit cake,its full of dark fruit with notes of a nutty port,a sweet cake-like flavor lingers as well.The alcohol with hit ya but it wont punch ya,a nice holiday-type flavor to it although not intended,maybe a litle early to drink this today....zzz.

12-25-2008 20:18:40 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance – Head? You gotta be kidding. After almost throwing my arm out I got a little foam but it went down faster than Courtney Love at a rock concert. The huge ABV killed all chances of a head for this Quad.

The body itself is pure liquid gold. It is an amazingly brilliant orange in color and crystal clear. I could find my way through a cave with this beer.

Smell – Liquid sugar and alcohol best sums up this big fella’. The malts are dark and even a bit yeasty. The sweet aroma of orange syrup runs this show, though. The alcohol is big but actually very easy on the nose.

Taste – The orange syrup liqueur is in force at the taste. The toasty malts and light yeast give this one some good complexity. The sugary flavors though run away with it. I really enjoyed the even keel that Victory manages to keep on a beer with so much sugar and so much alcohol.

Mouthfeel – I can barely pick up the 12% warming of this high-octane medium to full-bodied Quad. This is lip-smacking sticky sugars meets ultra-smooth triple sec in the mouth.

Drinkability – I’m almost ashamed to say how easily I downed this bottle of 3+ ounces of pure alcohol (750ml * 12% ABV). I drank this seven months from the bottling date. This is not one to age. It is broken down and ready to drink, probably the day after it’s bottled.

Comments – A huge thanks to GeoffFromSJ for sending me this gem from one of my favorite breweries. I had this to celebrate a new job that I’m starting on Monday. Cheers to BA!

03-13-2005 04:16:30 | More by RoyalT
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-12-2012 21:06:32 | More by aszatk01
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SuqMadique

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-22-2012 03:45:40 | More by SuqMadique
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Victory V-Twelve Quad Style 12% alcohol poured from corked and caged 750ml bottle. Aggressive V Twelve markings show a massive alcoholic beverage that packs!

A- Pours a medium brown red hued fluid with light but there lacing that spots the glass.

S- Dark caramel malts with a sweet barley scent upfront. Secondary is the buttery oil like scents... like alcohol esters.

T-M- Strong malt and alcohol combo upfront with medium caramel malts and brown sugar flavors midway. In the backbone the yeast play a tangy part. Mouthfeel is smooth with estery warmth on the tongue.

D- Drinkable for the percentage of alcohol and a good refresher of quads.

01-01-2011 09:12:54 | More by wesbrownyeah
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skybluewater

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a surprisingly light apple juice color, no lace to speak of. Smells of bready malts and bananas. Taste is lovely, bready and spicy, with some banana and other flavors (which are beyond my ability to identify, but like though). Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, and is a bit too fizzy for my tastes, although that recedes as the beer warms. As the bottle states, this is sheer liquid luxury.

Overall, this is a very nice quadrupel. Very warming and soothing on a cold, blustery winter's night. Quite drinkable, in fact, considering the high ABV. This one really hit the spot.

01-05-2005 04:39:44 | More by skybluewater
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JasonA

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -18.4%

22oz bomber bottled on Mar 29, 05

Looks good from the pour. Light translucent copper with aboverage head. Good for a quad. Head settle's but stays.

Dont get the smell. Smells like alchohol and yeast. Not what I was expecting.

Taste is somewhat vague and a bit alcoholy for my taste. Quite a bite. Initial taset is good, but disapaites rather quickly. Very much can taste the 12abv.

Mouthfeel is ok. Would like some more character and carbonation like some other quads.

Overall a nice beer. I think i would rather move forward from this beer than come back to it.

11-05-2006 16:52:01 | More by JasonA
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daveshawley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-16-2012 03:03:55 | More by daveshawley
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +9%

750ml bottle served in a snifter. The beer was a dark amber color with a small white head. It had an aroma of cotton candy. A more complex taste consisting of candy, fruit, and some late hops. It got better as it warmed. Now that Victory is here in Maine, I will be looking for this beer.

11-06-2008 00:18:08 | More by lordofthewiens
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Wonderful rust orange, with a thick cream-colored head.

S- Dark fruits, yeast, with a blend of spice and Belgian sugar.

T- Taste of dark of prunes hits you right in beginning. The prunes turn into a hint of molasses with a delicious segue of ripe peach before it finishes with a canadian whiskey-like butteriness. And finally the taste culminates with the subtle mixture of alcohol and the resin of european hops. The aftertaste that lingers is one of molasses and hops.

M- High carbonation blends well with its slight syrupy thickness. The alcohol leaves a nice warmth in the back of your throat.

D-Dangerously drinkable. You feel the alcohol, but it definitely does not taste like a typical Belgian Quad so beware.

One of the best beers I have had, really something special.

04-30-2010 02:22:30 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -3%

750 ml bottle, caged and corked - dated 8/10/06. Pours a golden copper with a big dense fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass. Bottle conditioned with lots of yeasties at the bottom of the bottle.

The aroma is musty yeast, bready dough, pears, and some cola-like spices.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts, followed by some peppery yeasty spices, a little pear and apple and a bit of alcohol with a bitter almost tar-like finish. Normally I don't care for the sweetness and alcohol, but this is well done and balanced well. The mouthfeel is medium to full and creamy with ample but not harsh carbonation. It's a little on the syrupy side.

Overall, a well done Belgian ale.

11-27-2006 06:22:14 | More by Beaver13
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generallee

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle is labeled with its ABV% (12.0%) and a bottled on date of "Sep 18 2009".

Appearance: It has a hazy orange amber colored body which was a little lighter than I had expected. With in it there are some small bits of yeast sediment floating around. On top the head which started out at about two finger tall settles down to just a light ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Lacing is very slick and slippery.

Smell: Wow, this one lets you know right away that it's a big serious beer. The aroma has big boozy character with strong fruity/estery yeast notes reminiscent of raisons and stone fruits.

Taste/Palate: Again wow, there is some warmth here from the abv but it's not harsh. It just adds a warm slow sipping character to the overall picture with also brings good estery yeast, sweet malt and light hops. I get notes of apricot, peaches, golden raisons and red pear. Hop flavor comes out a bit towards the finish but overall it ends fairly sweet with a warm boozy touch. Its texture is smooth but still carbonated and pleasant.

Notes: This is decent Quadruple, not my favorite but it was still interesting.

09-04-2010 22:44:28 | More by generallee
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-01-2011 00:24:19 | More by bigdipip
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nesielheum

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-06-2012 22:46:26 | More by nesielheum
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

I plowed through one of these on an afternoon. Not a bad beer at all. Looks like a 2009. the conditioning was fine. I think the balance was pretty good, too. Don't know what possessed me to buy this. I'm trying to reduce the inventory, looks like a pleasurable task.

03-28-2011 09:46:12 | More by BeerIsland
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev -15.4%

750ML corked and caged bottle says bottled on 3/11/03. Cork says 2002. Pours a clear coppery amber. Beige head quickly disappears and lace is nonexistent. Nose is subdued, but fruitiness is definitely present.
Grabs your attention in the mouth with carbonation, sweet malts, heavy hitting alcohol, and syrupy sweetness. Hops eventually creep into the tastebuds.

This is my first Victory, so I didn't have a clue what to expect. The label says Belgian inspired ale, but I don't get the connection with this big boy. Syrupy sweet fruitiness dominates. Too sweet for my palate. Maybe this one will improve with age, but I'm not impressed overall.

11-15-2003 22:46:41 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

A rare treat to try this gem on tap at the Blind Tiger in lower NYC. This beer thankfully was left over from last weeks allways special , "very special Keg" fest at the Tiger. Poured murky mahogony with a slight, but tight tan head. This is a large, bold and strong brew. Notes of vanilla, light raisins. sweet fruity notes, some spice all rolled into a smooth high quality sipper/night capper. Get some and enjoy!

11-24-2005 12:00:21 | More by Billolick
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

Bottle from the new back room of the Linwood Cafe in Boston. Thanks Denali for buying this one for the table. Damn fine choice. This bottle was just about a year old.

Nice copper/amber appearance. Offwhite/tan head and nice lacing.
Unintrusive smell, sweetness and caramel abound.

The taste surpassed even my already high expectations. Sweet caramel with fruitiness mixed in, a very fine representation of a quad, in my book at least. Smooth, port like mouthfeel. Damn I want another bottle.

Not going to be able to drink a whole lot of this at a time, but if you see a bottle of this don't deny yourself the absolute pleasure of trying it.

06-11-2005 16:31:45 | More by fdrich29
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-29-2013 20:41:21 | More by reitzbrewing
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Chadster1975


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-24-2012 23:07:01 | More by Chadster1975
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2014 22:02:42 | More by Prospero
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magictrokini

California

3.9/5  rDev -3%

Pours a hazy copper with an off-white head. Yeast and fruit dominate the nose. Taste is mostly apricot and apples. Sugary-sweet malt with caramel in the finish. Slow alcohol burn in the finish. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. A good, strong beer that doesn't go overboard.

12-16-2008 19:20:34 | More by magictrokini
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-18-2013 01:43:30 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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jimiv73

California

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

man this is strong beer and very good at that i give the guy at victory a standing o they are putting out quality beers at a great price and they are not shorting the consumer on taste or quality! this v twelvw goes along way be careful it is the monkeys bigger brother. if you like raisins and figs and a great buzz you found it

08-22-2009 00:32:41 | More by jimiv73
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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.