Uncle Teddy's Bitter
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
Bitter - English
Ranked #2
ABV:
4%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,035
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 13.43%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
232
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  44
Gots
  9
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by nickfl:
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nickfl from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured with one finger of just slightly off white foam on top of a lightly hazy, dark golden brown body.

S - Notes of red apple, cinnamon, bready malt and caramel.

T - Thick, bread and toffee up front.  Red apple yeast and more bread in the middle.  Finishes with musty hops more fruity yeast, and lingering rich, thick malt.

M - A moderately thick, creamy body, low carbonation, and a balanced finish.a

D - excellent, the best bitter I have had since the last time I was in the UK and honestly better than most even there.  Great yeast character and rich malt with just enough hops to impart the requisite bitterness and keep it balanced.  I'm really glad I got to have it from a cask as that probably made a huge difference.

Jul 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
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Corkpuller from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love malty beers. I especially love bitters and milds. For me this is the benchmark of the style.

Complex bready and just slightly toasty malt aroma. Hop presence varies based on freshness, but there is always enough backbone to support the malt. Mouthfeel is among the best I've ever experienced. It shows what a beer engine can do for the right beer.

I've always wanted Victory to brew an Old Ale with this grain bill and give it a little brett. Top Notch.

....kinda thinking about driving to Downingtown today.....

Apr 12, 2015
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a beautiful, nearly opaque honey-golden - not much head, but that must be how it’s poured. Malty aroma has subtle fruity and horehound notes. Flavor has good malty and fruity tones and a bitter undertone - subtle, and as the description says, no bite. Finish is dry and smooth, not a lot of tingle but good body, and the fizz last. This is a beer to be sipped and savored.

Apr 15, 2015
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curl217 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this from cask at McGrath's in Harrisburg PA. Found this to be an excellent example of an english mild/bitter. Pours with little head , which quickly disappears ,and nice coppery/amber color. Tastes bready , malty, lightly toasted. Very nice slight bitter finish. Pleasant Malt aroma.

Apr 29, 2016
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 18, 2014
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da_beers from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a dark amber. Two fingers of white head. Not light enough to see carbonation.

S - malt forward for sure. Some spice notes in there. Faintest caramel notes. Bready and some banana.

T - not bad. Bready malts that aren't overly sweet. Some banana and nutmeg. Good for style.

M - light to medium body. Very drinkable. Low carbonation.

O - good for style. Don't drink a lot of bitters but would recommend.

May 29, 2014
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skinzzfan25 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jan 15, 2013
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

As bitters go, this is a bit subpar. It's very lightly flavored, with essentially no hop character. The malt character is smooth and nice, though.

Jul 15, 2013
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IAMTEAMPONY from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

May 31, 2014
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ChipMurray from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Dec 29, 2013
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chadwicktorres from District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Oct 02, 2014
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zbelair from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 02, 2018
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mikefuski17 from Oregon

2/5  rDev -50.2%

Mar 16, 2014
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Barnsley from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Jan 28, 2014
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beerded_drunk from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Nov 06, 2014
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TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2016
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SonictheBeerhog from New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 30, 2016
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SharkNado from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 13, 2017
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d_gaff from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Dec 29, 2013
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Shandycan from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

May 19, 2014
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AMarkle6524 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2014
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Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Sep 14, 2014
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baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 20, 2015
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WuBByG999 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Nov 16, 2014
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Doodamis-Maximus from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.2%

Oct 25, 2014
Uncle Teddy's Bitter from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 232 ratings