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CBC Mandarina Best Bitter - Victory Brewing Company

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CBC Mandarina Best Bitter
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BA SCORE
84
good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oakenator on 04-06-2013)
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-04-2013 05:16:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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05-28-2013 23:41:11 | More by troegaarden
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05-05-2013 22:12:06 | More by Kegatron
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +14.7%

On tap at Victory Brewing:

The beer appeared a nice copper color, which was clear with thick, dense white head that was well retained and settled into a thin cap and left some excellent lacing.

The beer gave off a light malty, sweet aroma. Seems to be a fruit aroma as well, but I can't place it.

The beer had a more bitter taste than expected, fruit hops that also had a nice bready/biscuit quality to it too. The beer had a dry aftertaste and it was extremely smooth and creamy and exceptionally easy to drink. Exceptional session ale, perhaps only rivaled by Uncle Teddy's.

06-10-2013 01:57:54 | More by PhillyStyle
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%

On-tap at Bronx Ale House, Bronx, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of fruity hops and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is quite fruity with hints of citrus and bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite sessionable as it's packed with flavors but very easy to drink.

05-25-2013 01:12:31 | More by metter98
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-10-2013 23:15:22 | More by dsshuck
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-13-2013 11:59:35 | More by ShanePB
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-28-2013 02:14:45 | More by troysoy2
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-10-2013 11:47:04 | More by bigfnjoe
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-10-2013 21:37:01 | More by jzauder
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4/5  rDev +7%

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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%

Pours a medium brown with a nice full head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is slightly malty and bitter, spicy notes coming through. Taste is also excellent with clear bitter backbone but yet a bit of malty sweetness. Somewhat light and definitely seasonable. Great brew for the evening.

04-06-2013 21:45:45 | More by Oakenator
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

Victory CBC Mandarina Best Bitter

LOOK: Clear deep gold, white head laces well
SMELL: Orange citrus, grainy malts
TASTE/FEEL:, Nice citrus zest, faint grapefruit, minty herb. Biscuity malts, just a hint of toffee. Solid bitterness but well balanced. More or less light bodied, smooth and crisp.
OVERALL: This is a very good session ale. Fresh, flavorful and easy drinking. If this was a regular offering I would buy six packs. Very solid.

04-28-2013 21:19:03 | More by Stinkypuss
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zeeke

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -36.4%

Was expecting an actual English Bitter. This beer is more akin to another west coast pale ale. Way, way too bitter, no malt character, all hops in the face, on the palate, and all over the finish. I will be so happy when American breweries learn how to make English style beers. This ain't it. If you want a low abv American style pale ale, you'll like this not-an-English bitter.

04-11-2014 14:13:56 | More by zeeke
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-10-2013 02:00:30 | More by BARFLYB
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Pennsylvania

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

08/04/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum. Not sure what going on here. I'm a bitter fan but this one seems to have both feet out of the box. There's fruitiness in there but I can't figure which one. Citrusy...maybe grapefruit...but shy. IMO when playing in that sandbox you've got to step up, otherwise....Lots of flavor but just not my favo' flav...gnome' sayin'.

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CBC Mandarina Best Bitter from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.