Wisdom's Hour | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.76/5
Very Good
11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 12-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,899
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of WynnO
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent, if pungent, aroma of funk, a vinegary quality, spices, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of light, citrus fruit (orange), lots of the vinegary quality, some dark fruit (plums, figs, in particular), lots of yeasty funk, and mild spices (pepper). A fascinating flavor that's very close to that of a Flanders red ale. It's quite sour, but enjoyable. Gets better as you go along.

F; A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made beer all around. If you want a different take on sours, try this one.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aewachiw
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft.

Dark garnet brown color. Dark malt and red vinegar aroma. Taste is tart and on the sour side. Medium bodied. overall this is similar to a Flanders red/brown ale.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 14.00 (Including tax)/750 mL cork and cage bottle ($ 0.541/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Bottled on 10 Nov 2017 – marked brown label with silver ink. Stored in a 42 degree reefer and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Opened with gentle “Pop”.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Very deep red-amber, when held up to the light. Effervescent.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), tan to khaki, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a two mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin, nearly complete, layer with multiple upwellings of effervescence.
Lacing – None.
Pour – Brown, clear.
Aroma – 3.5 - Initial aroma was somewhat cherry-like which fades into a chocolate-ish odor.
Flavor – 3 - Begins lightly sour with no particular flavor. Allowing it to warm in my mouth makes it even more sour and fizzy, but still doesn’t bring out any identifiable flavors. There are none of the flavors usually associated with Brettanomyces fermentation. It mercifully ends slightly vinous with some tannin. No malt, no hops, no alcohol (9.5% ABV), no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 - Medium, watery, lively approaching fizzy carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3 - I’m a fan of sours in general. This one is average at best. The plum is totally lacking in the taste, as are the spices and chocolate. Perhaps this is just too fresh. I distinctly remember that a previous red wine barrel-aged offering (Red Thunder) was nasty initially but after a couple of years in storage improved dramatically.

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Photo of micropale
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wisdom's Hour from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 11 ratings