Uncle Teddy's Bitter | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

230 Ratings

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-21-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewery. Pours a very clear golden color with a small, quickly dissipating head and patchy lacing. Aroma of sweet honey and caramel maltiness, with subtle floral hops underneath.

Nice balanced flavor; the Styrian and Kent Goldings lend floral, herbal, and grassy notes and bitterness to the bready, honey-sweet malt character. Initial sweetness dries out nicely in the finish, leaving behind a lightly grassy bitter aftertaste.

Very smooth feel, low carbonation, medium bodied. Cask treatment very well done, avoids being at all watery. Feels quite soft in the mouth and goes down easy. A very tasty offering.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather warm in the not-quite-a-pint glass. Nice creamy head on the amber brew tinged with yellow. Slightly hazy. Pleasant light mouthfeel.

Pleasant mouthful of hops. Very resiny with a moderate bitter hit. More like an English Pale Ale than practically any brew I've had on our side of the ocean. Thin mouthfeel, and near flat, but appropriate to the style. Great perfumey aromas and flavor. Tops for quaffability.

From the cask at London Grill in Philadelphia. Notes from visit on June 1, 2012, the beginning of Philly Beer Week.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on cask in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a lighter amber/yellow color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast giving only the lightest amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of a biscuit aroma. Mixed with this is caramel and some grassy and herbal aromas.

Taste – The taste starts out with a nice malty base with hints of caramel within. Toward the middle of the taste the smooth bready base remains, but the caramel fades a bit. While the sweet fades a somewhat yeasty and more herbal flavor take over the vacant position. Theses flavor carry the taste to a crisp end with a light hoppy flavor melding in.

Mouthfeel – While only at 3.9 % abv this beer is exceptionally creamy. It may be a part of the hand pull nature which leads to a lower level of carbonation, but the body is thick and very nice for the style of beer.

Overall – One wonderful session beer. It has good malty flavors mixed with some sweet and hop favors mixed within. Very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is light amber in color, with a very dense creamy head about a half inch thick.

Smells like walking into the woods after it has rained, wet bark, dead pine needles, and moist soil. Not a bad smell, certainly nothing decaying. Light caramel and just a puff of smoke.

Very light bitterness, close to none. Subdued flavor, like eating the white flesh near the rind of a watermelon, very watery with slight biscuit.

Feels like a lot of water in the mouth, and some light tannic effect. not much else.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.83/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is light amber, little to no head. Sweet caramel malts and some thanksgiving spice with hints of pepper and sugar. Taste is caramel malts being taken by iced tea with some light peppery spice and a touch of hearbal hops. Creamy body, low carb from cask, a touch oily. Iced tea flavor dominates and is not my cup of tea.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Uncle Teddy's Bitter from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 230 ratings
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