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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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1,154 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 70
Gots: 125 | 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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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

ThisWangsChung, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Great beer. I think that it is Victory's best.

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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,154 ratings.