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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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1,064 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,064
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 65
Gots: 98 | 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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vectrexgamer


1/5  rDev -75.1%

06-20-2012 18:07:16 | More by vectrexgamer
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.1%

12-06-2013 00:14:23 | More by NonicPanic
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jthm

Georgia

1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I made two attempts to try this beer. Each time it was a 750ml bottle with a cork. Both times the cork broke in half. The first time I used a cork screw to try and get the remaining cork out of the bottle, the lip of the bottle burst under the slightest pressure. The second time I managed to get the cork out. The beer tasted like a stew of dirty mop water mixed with old garbage, it was honestly awful.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 11:32:14 | More by jthm
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.05/5  rDev -73.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, this was my 1st Quad and I am guessing Quad are not for my palate. I struggled to split my 1/3 of a 22oz-er. Way, Way, too much beer for me, this one bordered on hard alcohol in my estimation. If you like Quads, perhaps Victory has nailed the taste with this Twelve. But overall, it left me wondering how/why does anyone drink this kind of beer?

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 04:51:24 | More by TheBigBoy
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disastermouse

Virginia

1.4/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

I'm getting very tired of American Microbreweries ruining every style they can by over-hopping it! It's a Quad. It's not supposed to taste like a friggin' IPA.

When I buy a quad, I want a quad. What I don't want is an IPA with a little more barley. Please, when will this horrible trend stop? Read my review history - I don't make a habit of crapping on a beer, but between this brewery, Sierra Nevada, and Digfish Head, pretty much every style has had it's over-hopped American version. There's nothing on this bottle that tells you they've ruined the style, but that's what they've done - ruined a perfectly good beer style by going way too hard with the hops.

Victory - please approach this style with a modicum of respect. Please?

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 01:59:11 | More by disastermouse
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.2%

05-22-2012 02:05:10 | More by SickNukes
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RWACKO

New York

2/5  rDev -50.2%

02-05-2012 21:13:43 | More by RWACKO
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niiiv

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -44%

12-09-2013 05:15:57 | More by niiiv
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Trxxpaxxs for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a clear copper topped by a frothy couple o' fingers of dusty cream-whiteness. The nose comprises light melon, tart orange, lemon zest, light white grape, a touch of pine needle, light honey, and there's a vague notion of Brett-like funkiness in there as well. The taste holds notes of rich caramel, pine resin, some sense of menthol, honey, and something akin to thick, spicy wine grapes (imagine a nice PX sherry made with chardonnay grapes or something...). It's like an overt combination of sweet and piny, with neither side knowing when to back off, always escalating and exacerbating every possible circumstance. If the world were run like this, it would consist of literal dust caught in the threads of the cosmic tapestry. The body is a stolid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a syrupy feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, I thought this was a pretty sad excuse for a quad, one that laughed in the face of a usually tasty style, making everyone involved feel all the worse for the experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:17:28 | More by TMoney2591
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Jirin

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

02-23-2014 02:48:36 | More by Jirin
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david18

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

12-30-2013 16:15:08 | More by david18
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

07-28-2013 23:42:26 | More by mwbrady12
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

12-31-2011 23:32:44 | More by nathanjohnson
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jf9776

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

09-17-2012 03:20:16 | More by jf9776
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

12-24-2011 00:30:36 | More by jophish17
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

03-01-2012 05:07:29 | More by Mark5252
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle that was bottled on August 27, 2004. Left less than a one finger head that quickly receded to just surface skim, and left pretty much no lacing. Body was an orange amber.

Smell - fruity esters of overripe bananas, rotting pears, dried fruits like dates, raisins, and plums. Equally strong are medicinal phenols and alcohol.

Taste - like the smell. Bananas, rotting pears, plums, dates, medicine, alcohol. Aftertaste of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - thin, some carbonation, dryingly sweet, astringency from alcohol.

Drinkabilty - not crazy about this beer, so it goes down with some effort. Also high abv of 12% limits this to a rare-once-in-a-while type drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2006 20:15:39 | More by ultralarry2006
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Stunner97

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance- dark brown to copper, very high level of carbonation off the first pour, white head extremely thin and very quickly fades, clear and see through in color, light color and appearance for the style

Smell- very malt driven nose, alot sweetness on nose, raisin, rum, not over powering nose

Taste- starts being extremely sweet and a little bit of spice on the finish keeps some dryness to the beer, finish is long, definite alcohol flavor can be noticed as well, overall sort of bland in the flavor area

Mouthfeel- high level of carbonation, extremely heavy and thick feel, very hot and warming on the finish, alcohol really flares up on mouthfeel

Drinkability- just to boozy and sweet and to heavy to be enjoyable drinkable, its not offensive really but just kind of hard to get through, just too much, wouldn't seek out again a rare miss to me by victory

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 19:15:14 | More by Stunner97
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joshsbeerblog

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i enjoy most of victory's beers, but am going to have to break against the crowd on this one.

smells a lot like apple juice to me. flavor is more of funky yeast and alcohol. not especially tasty. softens as it warms, but not my favorite. overpriced too.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 00:03:45 | More by joshsbeerblog
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mbunje

California

2.73/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750ml poured into a tulip. Bottled on 2/28/08 so almost 1 year old.

A - Looks promising...like a rich, malty double IPA with a smaller head and more carbonation

S - Very fruity and boozy (it is 12%) floral hop aroma and biscuit. Smells aged

T - Tart apricot. Very sweet. Brandy. Bitter finish

MF - Extremely full bodied. Noticeably carbonated. Warm/burning alcohol finish. Bitter.

D - Too much. One glass is more than enough. More bitter and hoppy than expected.

If you want an over the top extreme version of the style, then pour this one. Otherwise, this is too much sweet, syrupy, estery, for someone to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 07:53:33 | More by mbunje
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deadliest

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

10-29-2013 16:33:28 | More by deadliest
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

01-04-2014 16:21:54 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

03-24-2013 04:03:26 | More by Satchboogie
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NCStateAE

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

01-05-2014 20:55:17 | More by NCStateAE
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likestoswallow

California

2.78/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

750ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a nice cloudy copper color with a short lived off white head. Observed minimal lacing. The aroma was strong with spices, malts, alcohol and dried plums. The flavor was dominated by a distinct, and distracting, hard alcohol taste. Other flavors in the background were caramel, malts, and toffee. I am unable to evaluate the hops as the alcohol taste keeps getting in the way. The mouthfeel is full and satisfying. The finish is long with a big alcohol burn. Overall: Too strong for me, I poured this one down the drain. I can not rule out that I got an isolated bad bottle--may re-evaluate again sometime in the future. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 02:28:00 | More by likestoswallow
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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,064 ratings.