V-Twelve | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
1,370 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
V-TwelveV-Twelve
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heady with a aromatic fruity start and taste, this amber ale features hints of pear and apricot in its well-nuanced flavor. The initial impression of fruitiness concludes in a refreshing dryness that begs you to sip again. Be fore- warned, this ale is immense as it registers 12% abv.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,370
Reviews:
629
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
246
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,370 |  Reviews: 629
Photo of madelf66
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of golf4collet
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky orangish amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint copper + golden yellow + honey colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film covering a little more than half of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruits (apricot and pear), toasted malts, and brown sugar sweetness. Light aromas of alcohol and hints of herbal + pine hops. Light aromas of spicy yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of toasted malts with a slightly stronger than moderate amount of brown sugar and candi sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of light fruits (apricot and pear). Finally there are moderate flavors of spicy yeast and a light flavor of herbal + pine hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly. There is a light to moderate presence of alcohol with a moderate amount of lingering malty sweetness.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amount of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is definitely a big, strong beer but it is still enjoyable. The alcohol is present but not in a harsh way making it still quite enjoyable. Definitely worth grabbing and a slightly interesting take on the style - with the lighter fruit flavors rather than dark fruits.

 1,531 characters

Photo of bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 09 NOV 2015. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a really long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit (plum, raisins), caramel malt, peppery spice, and some clove. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like plums, raisins, banana, pears, peppery spice, clove, dried fruit and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It was also smooth and easy to drink. I thought this was good, overall. It's not my favorite quad out there but it's certainly worth trying. $7.99 a bottle.

 739 characters

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 11/9/15 and enjoyed 7/9/16. 8 months of aging.

Pours a copper color with a bunch of lively carbonation waifing the aroma of cloves, others spices and fruits to my nose. A thin layer of off-white colored foam settles on top and small streaks of lacing cling to the sides of the tulip glass. Tastes of fruits, spices, and the sweetness is very prevalent. Sticky feel on the lips and a medium feel overall. This 12% quad is a sipper for sure but very enjoyable to indulge upon.

 491 characters

Photo of atone315
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Swp4lfe
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It was on draft at a local bar for 6$! 12% Belgian strong ale. Tasted like Weyerbacher Insanity but doesn't have that pure alcohol taste at the last drop. Pretty good beer.

 172 characters

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beers-es
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 10-month-old bottle, pours a mostly clear copper-amber. There are a few floaties in there. Maybe a quarter-inch head that dissipates to a film pretty quick.

Smell is a bit of banana, then dark fruits and a bit of toffee/caramel. The tiniest hint of cloves. Taste follows, though it's not nearly as sweet as the smell set me up for. Alcohol almost completely hidden. Feel is a thickish medium, but more medium than thick. Overall a very good beer.

 456 characters

Photo of trygelski1
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4oz bottle that was bottled on 7/6/15 poured into a tulip glass. Bottle just refrigerated last night and drank tonight 24 hours later.

Look: Pours an amber color with about an inch of head. Lacing was present but not very retained at all.

Smell: Very fruity aroma of figs, dates, and raisins. Also some hints of sweetness and ready malts.

Taste: Taste is very sweet. Huge notes of fruits that were also present on the nose. Also a hint of the high ABV is present on the taste.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Solid Belgian Quad here. I think I prefer the Belgian Hoppy Quad from Victory over this one but this one is very solid as well. Glad I grabbed a bomber of this to try. I would revisit this again if brewed again.

 735 characters

Photo of shelby415
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of CSO
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,370 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.