Tart Ten
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #883
Ranked #18,726
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Aug 17, 2020
Mar 10, 2016
Very Good
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Notes: Dubbel ale brewed with Brettanomyces
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4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

2016 release

Pours a cloudy hazy dark amber red-orange brown with a minimal dissipating frothy off-white light khaki colored foam head. Smells a bit acetic and vinous, like tart cherry, red fruit, red wine, dried fruits, apricot, toasted bready malts, caramel, dark toffee, chocolate, molasses, spice, red grape, raisin, some funk, with earthy floral hops. Tastes a bit sweet with some brett tartness cutting through the rich malt, notes of caramel, vanilla, toasted bready malt, dark toffee, molasses, chocolate, spice, raisin, prune, red grape, cherry, tart red fruit, dried fruits, apricot, apple, slight funk, straw, and earthy herbal floral hops. Feels medium bodied, thick, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice and interesting dubbel ale with brettanomyces.

Aug 17, 2020
3.5 by BeerMick from New Jersey on Apr 20, 2020
3.82 by brother_rebus from Maine on Sep 05, 2018
4.62 by ogman from Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 2018
3.85 by dsshuck from Delaware on Feb 05, 2018
3.75 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
3.87 by Prue from Maryland on Nov 11, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This tart surprise pours a luminous orange tinged brown color with a nice head
of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light layer, and showcases some nice
light lacing. Nose of green apple, tart cherries, yeasty funk, and light citrus notes.
Flavors lightly exceed the nose with cherry and definite green apple notes mingling
with white grapes and yeasty funk that is more mild than many of the style with a touch
of lemon pulp and grapefruit on the rear. Very nice mouth feel; medium light carbonation,
medium light body, and a tart brett tinged finish with some light warmth to the belly.

Overall it is one of the best of the style I have tried. More balanced than most. A great
introduction to the style for those wanting to branch out into the "wild side" of ale which is
a pricey endeavor generally speaking.


Oct 12, 2017
3.5 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Sep 16, 2017
3.99 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Sep 10, 2017
4.19 by ChipMurray from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2017
3.25 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2017
3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on May 17, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Loved this beer a lot. The Brett is dialed back and very complimentary to the fruit flavors of apples and tart cherries I taste. The beer is nicely sweet and tart with great carbonation. The aroma is slightly funky, sweet and fruity. This one is a winner.

May 03, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

On-tap 4/30/2017 at British Brewing Company in Walpole, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark coppery gold color, with a thin short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, tart cherries, grapes and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with tart flavors of cherries and grapes. Then some breadiness comes in from wild Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a decent sour beer to drink for a while.

May 01, 2017
3.51 by fx20736 from New York on Apr 30, 2017
4.18 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Apr 29, 2017
4 by StevenH from New Jersey on Apr 09, 2017
4 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2017
3.83 by BEER88 from Washington on Feb 18, 2017
3.67 by sd123 from Georgia on Feb 12, 2017
3.93 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Feb 11, 2017
4 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Jan 30, 2017
3.94 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2017
3.11 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Jan 03, 2017
4.1 by Lukass from Ohio on Jan 02, 2017
3.92 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Dec 25, 2016
3.99 by metter98 from New York on Dec 16, 2016
3.93 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 16, 2016
4.43 by guyute13 from New Jersey on Dec 05, 2016
3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2016
3.95 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2016
3.96 by BdM from Netherlands on Nov 24, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

Pours a rusty gold with a short lived head. Aroma is funky and oaky, somewhat sour smelling. The taste has a nice acetic sour from the Brett and malt base. Slight fruity taste vaguely reminiscent of a dubbel. Full bodied brew with a sour mouthfeel. A tasty sour beer from Victory that hides the ABV. Happy to have tried it in both bottle and draft. The main difference between the two version is that the bottle version is slightly drier.

Nov 20, 2016
3.97 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a dark amber color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has tart cherries, malt and Brett hints
The taste follows the nose with a nice malt and tart cherry flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Wild Ale

Nov 12, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rajendra82 from Georgia

The body of the beer was deep golden in color, and the carbonation modest. The aroma was quite laden with barnyard like smells thanks to the brett, with vinegar and lime like smells coming through as well. The taste was quite tart, with loads of lemon, malt vinegar, and lime, with the brett being not as much of a factor in the flavor. The body was light to medium thick, and the feel was quite quenching. One of the great things about it was the way it hid the ABV. The back label called this a Dubbel ale, but this was nothing at all like one. It was probably closest to a Belgian Strong Pale Ale or a Flanders Red.

Oct 31, 2016
4.21 by tjmiller718 from Virginia on Oct 20, 2016
4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Oct 18, 2016
3.38 by larryrestuccia from New Hampshire on Oct 15, 2016
Tart Ten from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 135 ratings