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V-Twelve | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

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

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Ratings: 1,371 |  Reviews: 630
Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cfcairns
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper in color with moderate clarity. There's a trace of thinly veiled brown in the middle of the glass. The aroma is of golden raisins and Belgian yeast. I taste plenty of light Belgian malt and some light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is a bit warm with alcohol, highly carbonated, and chewy.

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

July 2014 bottle date. Pours a vibrant muddy-orange color with a tiny wisp of off-white head. Syrupy aroma of orange marmalade, molasses, maple and winter spices. The taste doesn't really align. There's a moderately high hop-bitterness, some alcohol burn and even citrusy hop flavor; it's buried behind the malts, but there's definitely some grapefruit flavor there. There's also a fair amount of banana and clove on the backend. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a little prickliness to the mouthfeel. Not very traditional, but tasty and complex nonetheless. Not bad.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A- Poured from a caged and corked bottle to a tulip glass. Dark, rich amber coloration with a finger length of beige head at the top.

Smell- Wow, you can smell it from the moment you uncork it. Tons of fruits, clove, cinnamon and spices.

Taste- Very, very sweet. Follows the nose with a huge, beautiful burst of fruity flavors and spices. Absolutely outstanding if you like the sweet flavors of quads, with just a slight kick of alcohol on the finish.

Feel- Medium body, slight carbonation

Overall- All I can say is wow... This has taken the spot as my new favorite beer, out of everything I have tried over my year of tasting craft offerings. The sweetness might be offputting for some, but then again, that's what comes with the style.

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Photo of gr8ful
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice orangish-amber color with nice beige head, and left nice lace on the glass. This beer was almost "pretty", which I acknowledge is an odd description for a beer or ale. Decent to good foam retention. Very malty per the style, possibly a little TOO sweet but not cloyingly so. The ABV is quite high and the alcohol was noticeable in the taste. I generally don't want to taste the alcohol in my beer but it was not overwhelming so I did not let it detract too much from my taste score. The biscuity flavor of the malts more than compensated for the strong alcohol presence. Not a strong hop presence at all.
Disclaimer: I'm not adept of adequately judging mouthfeel so I'm not sure if my score is accurate. As long as it doesn't give the impression of witch hazel or used motor oil in my mouth, I rate mouthfeel 4 or more.
I recommend it and will have it again.
(poured from a big bottle)

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jams1220
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4-2-16 - Poured from a caged and corked 750ml bottle into a chalice glass. Dark straw color with just a slight head. Smooth and tasty with great aromas. Not as strong as other quads I had, but with great subtle tastes. So good.

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Photo of MoreIPAs
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer pours a rich amber with a classically large head. The aroma is redolent of figs and dates, with accompanying banana, clove, cinnamon, and a fair amount of alcohol. The flavor is semi-sweet, with notes of fig, date, chocolate, banana, brown sugar, pecans, nutmeg, clove, burnt orange, and lavender. The mouthfeel is full and thick. Overall this is a superb beer. I would not have guessed it was a quad, but is is awesome in any style.

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Photo of kbrokhoff
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I'll keep this review short and sweet. Bought a 25.4 oz bottle at a Hudson, NH Market Basket of all places. Bottled On date was 28 AUG 2015. Split this bottle over two consecutive days. Color is pure copper with a clear appearance, but upon closer inspection the beer reveals itself to be unfiltered. First day drank the beer out of a Chimay goblet; second day out of a stemmed tulip-like glass. What really stands out about this beer is its mouthfeel. Booziness/alcohol is strong in the taste, but there are huge hints of apple juice before the alcohol conquers. Lacing is incredible. My low rating on the Smell is due to its subtlety, although there's an apple faintness. "Liquid Luxury in the form of a Belgian-Style Quad" - those words capture this beer almost perfectly.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1pt. 9.4oz. - caged and corked brown bottle - no bottled on date printed on label

Victory V-Twelve filled my snifter with an amber color and produced an off-white 1-finger bubbly head. The head had good staying power and nice lacing was formed. The nose was sweet, malty and fruity. The taste started out fruity with hints of apricot and pear followed by malt and flavors of sweet caramel. There is just enough hop presence to balance the Quad. The finish is a little dry, mildly sweet, and there is a nice warming from the alcohol. Mouth feel is smooth, and crisp with a high-medium body.

Victory has produced a nice [American] Quad that goes down easily for such a high [12%] abv.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikey03062
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cjgiant
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of cmq103
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boozy Belgian goodness. Very sweet, mild carbonation with a great nose. I like this one a lot. Definitely to be shared at 12% ABV...

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bogdawg
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

V-Twelve from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 1,371 ratings
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