Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Finally had a chance to give this a go, as I bought the last one of these in stock up in Totowa last week. I hadn't had a Victory beer in quite some time but thankfully, this was just as good as all of the others that I've enjoyed over the years. It didn't quite measure up to one of these that I could try from overseas or even Ommegang but for this time of the year, it was a great choice as it went down easily and had a nice, crisp feel to it.
The pour was typical, with a blonde hue, slightly opaque body to it, a good head, and a small amount of lacing that fiercely stuck to the side of the glass after each sip. A good amount of pepper and lemon-zest could be found in the nose and those were repeated in the taste, along with a good amount of straw and a hint of orange citrus. To be fair, the spice wasn't that strong and there was a champagne-like lightness to this both in the body and the carbonation, which when combined with the "wetness" of the orange juice-like body, made this go down relatively easily.
The alcohol in this was light enough that if I wanted more in one session, it would be easy to take another and pop it open. Although it's night now, this would be great to have on a nice sunny day when a watered-down lawnmower beer won't do. It's not too spicy, sour, or funky and for someone looking for a light take on this style, this would be a great place to start. There's enough "swing" in this beer to please nearly everyone.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 08:41:05 | More by JerzDevl2000
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.