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V-Twelve - Victory Brewing Company

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1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 66
Gots: 115 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Devman171, Aug 29, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

arizcards, Aug 24, 2014
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NYR_Rob, Aug 23, 2014
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browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bmur112, Aug 20, 2014
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RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

WckdVbz, Aug 12, 2014
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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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V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.