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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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1,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 67
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-18-2003)
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -14.2%

08-30-2014 20:01:42 | More by Yellolab2010
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-29-2014 17:37:28 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Devman171

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-29-2014 13:44:55 | More by Devman171
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arizcards

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +2%

Picked up a 750 ml bottle from Total Wine in early June for $8.99. Bottled on 3-13-14.

Beer poured garnet with a nice white head that has some nice hang time.

Nose has strong dark fruit notes.

Taste is dark fruits spiced with black pepper. Finish is alcohol warming on all initial sips.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth from the Belgian yeast strain.

Overall this is a nice rendition of what i would consider a Belgian Quad. I suspect that laying this down for a few years would only enhance this brew.

08-23-2014 23:51:50 | More by arizcards
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-23-2014 05:06:23 | More by NYR_Rob
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ILuvBeer

Pennsylvania

1.6/5  rDev -60.2%

08-23-2014 00:25:05 | More by ILuvBeer
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texaswhiplash

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-22-2014 15:12:27 | More by texaswhiplash
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-22-2014 08:54:12 | More by browniewithnuts
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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-20-2014 15:57:46 | More by bmur112
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RussVol


5/5  rDev +24.4%

08-20-2014 15:34:19 | More by RussVol
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StrongOakOnTheFront

Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

08-20-2014 00:07:25 | More by StrongOakOnTheFront
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Flaherbear

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

08-20-2014 00:01:34 | More by Flaherbear
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-18-2014 20:38:00 | More by RPH2327
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-17-2014 02:41:13 | More by cfadams17
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Br0hemia


4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

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45nDown

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-14-2014 05:54:56 | More by 45nDown
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Triklino

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-12-2014 04:57:16 | More by Triklino
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -50.2%

08-12-2014 01:06:32 | More by WckdVbz
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a semi-clear copper color - very atypical for a quad. The head is two fingers high, and off-white in shade. Retention is pretty good for 12%, but the texture is rougher than others in the style. There are some streaks of lacing left on the glass.

S: The nose is appropriately big. It features both big fruits (lighter ones like cherry, rather than dark fruits) and a healthy bread-laden backbone. Also decently spicy in spurts. Victory is never afraid to hop a beer well, and I'm thankful for it: the herbal and even citrusy notes balance out the lighter malt/fruit quite well. Aromatically, it isn't much like a quad - it's more like Duvel on steroids. That's a very good thing, though.

T: It's somewhat hoppy at first. The light, herbal hop notes bring memories of Rochefort 10 (though this has a bit more black pepper and a bit less tobacco - that, and the malt construct is a whole different beast altogether). While there are some pleasant lighter fruit flavors (cherry, orange, and grapefruit), the spiciness is what dominates. Victory has restrained the yeastiness nicely, as well. It doesn't seem as bready as its Belgian counterparts, but it also achieves a level of cohesion and harmony lacking in the 'Murican ones. Combined with the mild notes of caramel malt, it creates a brew that's both reasonably complex and nicely balanced - it just isn't very quad-like, that's all.

M: The first few sips seem a touch boozy. Afterwards, they don't seem boozy at all. It's still telling me it's a strong, sipping beer (especially with the full-body warming sensation), just not a needlessly alcoholic one. Carbonation is about what I'd expect, decently powerful yet soft.

O: This would be one of the best 'Murican-made quads on the market...if it were a quad to begin with. To me, this seems closer to a big-ass grand cru or even a massive saison. Yeah, I said it. It's dry enough, spicy enough, and *just* light enough where if Victory called it an imperial saison, I wouldn't be too upset. Still, its high level of quality combined with its respectable price point makes it a winner, no matter what style it is.

4/5: Excellent BSPA, very worthy of cellaring

08-11-2014 22:04:38 | More by ThisWangsChung
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tommy5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-11-2014 17:52:27 | More by tommy5
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.