Victory Red | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Truh on 01-01-2005

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Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoostaBia
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of smurphy493
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Ropowers3
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of wc94wc
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of anewlanguage
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RichD
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Stockfan42
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of morebeergood
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Aexoonge
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beer Works Fenway

A: The beer pours, not surprisingly, a red-amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Aromas of toasted bread and toffee to begin with. The hops follow with some grassy notes and a bit of citrus peel. It becomes a bit more caramel forward as the beer warms up a bit.

T: The flavor is very similar. While the balance of hop and malt character is good, the flavors sort of clash. Bitter pine and citrus peel don't seem to meld well with the toast, toffee, and caramel flavors.

M: The body is medium with smooth, medium carbonation.

O: There was something about the flavor that was just a little bit off to me, otherwise not bad.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at Canal Street, and served in a pint glass. The beer is a dark, ruby-auburn coloring, with a ring of yellowish, filmy head. Slight, semisweet nose, with hints of caramel malty tang. The flavor is roasty, with a deep malt sweetness, and a bit of the deep, dark Wee Heavy tangy sweetness. Just a kiss of hops to clean up the palate at the end. The beer leaves rings on the glass as you go, with a dark and bittersweet aftertaste and a cloying, rich finish. Okay, but leans towards overpowering on the flavor profile if you drink in mass quantity.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red body w/ a good head on it that died slow and this is on top of a basic aroma mixed w/ hops and malts. Taste is the same - while not going to knock off socks or anything there is a blend of citric hops and some spicy caramel malt and I found this beer had a good balance and was easy to drink.

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Photo of Yeastcakes
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - no hops, earthy malt aroma.
A - thin white head, crystal clear red /amber.
M - low to medium carbonation, medium body.
T - Same malt flavors from aroma, slight sweetness right on the tip of the tongue. Suble hop flavors.
D - easy drinking but I would like it just a little drier personally.

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Photo of Kinsman
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap before a Sox game.

A: Transparent red color, thick head with good retention.

S: Nothing stuck out, seems like everything balanced itself out.

T: Similar to smell, with no overpowering tastes. If anything, had a sweet malty taste.

M: Smooth and light

D: Overall very easy to drink. Definitely a good session beer if you find yourself at beer works without anything else you really want.

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Photo of odietrying
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in 4oz. sample glass.

A: Dark red, auburn color. Thin head; lacing thin but sticks.

S: I was unimpressed. Nothing noticeable in the aroma.

T: Balanced flavor, maybe a bit weak with both malt and hops.

M: Smooth feel, good carbonation.

D: I could be convinced to drink only this for the night.

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Photo of dananabanana
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent red, borderline brown.

S: Weak, but sweetish, malt.

T: More of that sweet malt, combined with slight roasted caramel flavor.

M: Very lightly carbonated. It almost reminds me of flat soda.

D: Good session, but not something I would drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of gcarl
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good stand by if you find yourself at the Beer Works. Appearance is dark red with a nice thick white head. Smell is sweet, not much hops in the nose.

Taste is good, mouthfeel is better. This is a slick and smooth brew. The carbonation is spot on to match the hefty amount of sweet malt. If you get a pitcher you can be sure that it will be a crowd pleaser


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Victory Red from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
3.47 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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