CrAbbey Ale
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #269
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #36,916
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 9.56%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
64
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of thebeers
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber color with a thin near-white head that's quick to dissipate.

Very "Belgian" aroma and taste -- caramalized sugar, a little overripe fig, some light cherry cough syrup, with dark bread preventing any of it from being too sweet.

Light to medium bodied with a slight slickness to the feel. Definitely sessionable, but not really my thing.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

**
05/14/14

Not bad, on tap at Phillies game. BP special.
Aroma: old bay.
TASTE: very malty. Medium bitterness.

Great thirst quenching alternative to bud light. Go Phils."
**

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Photo of EMV
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Chickies in the Philly airport. Served in a chilled pint glass.

L: Pours a deep amber with a finger of off-white head. Hard to tell clarity with the frosted glass.

S: Belgian yeast and peppercorns. Malts and esters.

T/F: Tasted like a Belgian ale... malts and yeasts with some peppercorns for spice. Creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid beer that the bartender told me was brewed by Victory specifically for Chickie & Petes and was made with their famous crab fry spices. I didn't pick up on those... just some peppery notes. Still a nice Belgian ale and the frosted glass hindered rather than helped the flavor.

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Photo of 57md
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper in color. The nose had slight pepper spice - like Old Bay. The flavor profile sort of tastes like a Belgian Ale but then again, not.

Not too sure what they were after here.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

14 oz pour on-tap into a shaker pint.

Appearance
golden blonde with a short white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, pear, and potpourri.

Taste
Caramel and pear fronted by Belgian yeast flavors and notes of potpourri. Has a snap of pink peppercorn in the finish. No crab spice flavors are apparent.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, smooth, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Mellow, yeast-fronted, and easy drinking BPA.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

had on tap at the Chickie and Pete's at PHL airport

a pale yellow color, soapy white head. aroma and taste is typical of a pale Belgian beer - fairly clean malt flavor, dominated by the Belgian yeast flavors - herbal and earthy. thin body, higher carbonation.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper color with a white head and a bit of lace. Aroma of grains and flowery hops. In the taste, grains and floral hops, a bit of estery yeast. Has a raw grainy taste with light malts. Medium bodied, well carbonated feel. Overall, this was a good beer. According to the staff this is a relabeled Abbey 5.

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Photo of onechordwonder
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Brewpub and drunk on the same day.

A real nice, dry, sessionable abbey ale that maintains many of the flavors you'd come to expect from a Trappist in a much more approachable ABV.

The best part of this beer is the mouthfeel; which is creamy and full. All in all, another great effort from Bill and Ron.

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Photo of MSL94
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was brewed exclusively for the Chickie's & Pete's location inside of the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Although Victory Brewing is a reputable name in this area, it certainly produced a well-crafted beer that is a hidden gem on the menu. Patrons will be pleasantly surprised by this offering, compared to other locally-produced Abbeys.

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CrAbbey Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 64 ratings