Willimantic Vegas Victory Ale - Willimantic Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to naproxen for this growler. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately-darkened gold color with a bit of a white head. The nose brings a bit of rye spice as well as some light seed fruits and a touch of light toast. The taste adds in a bit of zest and some light apple and pear notes; almost an Asian pear vibe. Light malt flavor. Fairly light body with good carbonation. Not as good as the IPAs I've had from them, but pretty good.
Serving type: growler
10-21-2010 10:55:20 | More by Thorpe429
3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On-tap at the brewpub into their shaker pint.
A: Straightforward: clear amber body, wispy half-finger head of quickly-dissipating off-white foam. Light lace.
S: Malt-forward aroma - nutty, toasty, and a bit spicy from the rye. Quite pleasant.
T: Follows the nose with a medley of smooth malty goodness that finishes with just a hint of herbal hops. Quite refreshing.
M: Medium body with abundant, slightly sharp carbonation.
D: Maybe it's the rye, but for whatever reason this drinks a bit stronger than its posted 5.2%. I thought I'd get through it quicker than I did.
Notes: Maybe I was just expecting too much from an obvious one-off, but this celebratory brew seemed a bit tame (despite being clearly well-crafted, as are all of Willibrew's offerings). I wasn't quite on board for the way all of its complexity came from the malt bill - a bit more hops would have helped balance this beer out, IMO. But maybe I just don't like rye all that much. Regardless, it was a pleasant beer to drink and I'm glad I got the chance to try it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2010 03:53:28 | More by woosterbill
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a rocks glass as part of my beer flight at Willimantic Brewing Co.
A: A bright, golden pale amber color with a thin, sudsy head of carbonation which was ample throughout. Nice clarity and amber hues.
S: Smells slightly yeasty with a buttery cracker aroma blended with some spicy rye notes.
T: A dry and semisweet, very bready ale with a certain wheat twange to it. Slightly fruity ale esters give off bits of apple and pear with the finish being dry and mellow.
M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very easy drinking. Smooth rye and wheat malts add to the drinkability.
D: A very sessionable 5.2% ABV and a smooth, light malty flavor to keep palates clean. Paired nicely with the Spinach and artichoke dip.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2010 23:42:47 | More by Gambrinus1184
Willimantic Vegas Victory Ale from Willimantic Brewing Co.
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