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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
85
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
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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Reviews by troysoy2:
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-06-2014 23:23:42 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-19-2013 15:12:58 | More by GeoffreyM
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-09-2013 22:23:54 | More by Casey3236
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travishardy929

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-24-2013 01:26:06 | More by travishardy929
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2013 22:48:24 | More by WynnO
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-04-2013 05:16:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-13-2013 00:05:54 | More by hockeyfighter19
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber-y blood orange color. Lip of head keeps coverage, although short in height. Okay.

Pine and orange from the hops. Slightly tea-like with toasty aromas from the malts. Even a slight coffee bean aroma. Strange, but good.

English malts deliver toasted grain and a bitter coffee flavor, all the while, that Mandarina hop is pushing orange rind, pine, and herbal notes right at the forefront. Tea notes didn't translate, but there is a woody green leafiness from the hops. Great finishing bitterness. Almost earthy near the end.

Medium carbonation. Body is lighter and crisp. Picks up some added burp in the end.

Decent bitter. Really just excited about more Mandarina hop. This works, though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2013 01:47:24 | More by thecheapies
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-27-2013 20:10:41 | More by ryanpj
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2013 19:27:19 | More by AngusOg
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-14-2013 13:04:11 | More by cclark67789
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-13-2013 11:59:35 | More by ShanePB
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-10-2013 21:37:01 | More by jzauder
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 01:57:54 | More by PhillyStyle
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2013 03:41:46 | More by Jason1337
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2013 04:18:01 | More by oglmcdgl
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 23:41:11 | More by troegaarden
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-05-2013 22:12:06 | More by Kegatron
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

04-28-2013 21:19:03 | More by Stinkypuss
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CBC Mandarina Best Bitter from Victory Brewing Company
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