Rye Expression
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  0
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
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Reviews by Skramer:
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Skramer from New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 08, 2013
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the VBC. Pours copper with a bright-white head. Creamy looking retention with a thick sticky lacing that rings the sides. Smells sticky and tangy with sweet caramel, lightly toasted bread and citrus flavors. Plenty of rye here with a light spicy character that mingles with the more floral notes here. The taste is similar with a rich twang to it from a mix of caramel, ripe green citrus and the rye, which adds a spicy doughiness that runs throughout. A crisp citric bitterness gives this some firmness on the plate, as this finishes spicy, bitter and dry. The feel is medium bodied with a crisp feel and some underlying slickness that helps make this work. Just a touch of warmth here from the ABV. This was nice, being a hoppy American Amber with a healthy dose of rye added in. Good balance of flavor here with a crisp and quenching feel overall despite the somewhat higher alcohol.

Feb 19, 2013
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 23, 2013
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 24, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Victory

Clear, light copper pour with a fizzy white head; retained as a small collar, minimal lacing. Aroma of toasted grains, pale malts, light citrusy hops. The taste was similar, toasted bread, nice rye profile, light malt sweetness, and crisp citrusy hops bringing in a solid and non-overbearing bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, higher ABV barely detectable, making for easy drinkability. Not an overly distinctive beer in the grand scheme of things, but in and of itself, a very solid brew that's very good for a casual session.

Mar 01, 2013
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schmitter from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

Sep 27, 2014
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InspectorBob from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

May 19, 2013
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whatname from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Feb 24, 2013
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Phillyz from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Mar 13, 2013
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 10, 2013
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Sep 19, 2014
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cestlavie from New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mar 31, 2013
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Number3red from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Mar 13, 2013
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Oakenator from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown with an interesting hint of amber to red. Solid head and good lacing. Smell is spicy and hoppy. Flavor is excellent with a load of rye on the front end and a spicy hop flavor lingering nicely on the back end. Very well balanced and enjoyable brew. Wish this one will get made more regularly.

Mar 23, 2013
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Profchaos20 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 03, 2013
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CoCambria from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Apr 18, 2013
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sketchyhoodie from New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Apr 12, 2013
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Shandycan from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

May 19, 2014
Rye Expression from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 20 ratings