V-Twelve | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ranking:
#4,071
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
1,378
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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114
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Ratings: 1,378 |  Reviews: 634
Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: lighter than traditional for a quad. Murky brown orange. Looks like a barley wine.
Smell: old musty hops, carmelized sugar, sweet orange marmelade
Taste: huge orange marmelade jelly flavor, malty sweetness like a barley wine, light fruit esthers such as apples, pears, apricots.
Mouthfeel: little under carbonated for the style.

Overall this is more of an American strong ale or American barley wine than a Belgian quad. It's a fine beer and enjoyable though so who cares.

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Photo of Cheetocrazy
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It gets you drunk.

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lobos62
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of atone315
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swp4lfe
4.21/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 1,378 ratings