Victory Abbey 5
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2163) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Good stuff. On tap at tap and mallet tap takeover. Yeast dominated nose. Clear dark gold. Nice body in the palate. Bread and citrus in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Tap at Victory, Downington, 27/11/13. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is toffee, sugars, Belgian yeast notes, dark fruit, pinch of spice, brown sugars. Taste comprises bready malt, dark toffee, spice, cloves, yeast esters, dark fruits.Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry fruity closure. So so Belgian affair, drinkable but a one trick pony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draft from Downingtown. A nice belgian. Dark fruits and alcohol flavors. Modest, enjoyable, and sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Copper colored body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, yeasty esters including stonefruits and banana, light grainy malts. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, semi-sweet finish. Simple representative of the style--nothing off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (765) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Copper pour with soapy white head. Bubblegum, caramel, banana, cloves, citrus. Moderately sweet. Lightly bitter. Light body with mild carbonation. A little astringent. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Soft and clean copper golden pour with an off white head. Rusty/light iron notes in the nose with some tossed grain, smell like a dunkwlweisse to me. That burnt popcorn note... same goes for flavor. Belgian yeast got a little weird. Some light fruity notes. Medium light body and a soft finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. tasted like a second runnings of Victory V12. sweet, thin, boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
On tap, at brewery. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. Light nose, some light fruity malt and soft belgian yeast character. A touch of light caramel sweetness. Light and airy flavor with some floral perfumy hops over the lightly malty base. I like the spicy hoppy mix. Mouthfeel is light and airy with nice fizzy lively carbonation. Lingering floral hops. Very nice, went well with my fish and chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Light amber color with small fleet white head. Very standard for the style, like sweetness to it. Prefer the Abby 6 or 8.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
On tap at La Cave du Vin
Spending a relaxing Sunday evening at La Cave this was my first pint. The price might have been a little steep but it wasn’t a bad beer. Depending on the price it would make a great sessionable Belgian ale. At the very least I could drink two or three as it has enough flavor to be interesting but not enough to wear down the palate.

Aroma / Appearance - The golden rosy body was hard to see in the dim light but still had a certain light airiness. Yeast with a meld of fresh hay, white bread hot from the oven, and low key hops filled the air with a mellow experience.

Flavor / Palate - Honeydew melon, straw, yeast (like that you would use in sourdough), and a light tartness give this a nice punch. Without being aggressive it has more presence than your typical fizzy lager in a can. The dry finish tastes a bit like brett might have been added but it is hard to tell. Too many of these would certainly wear you down but two or three would make for a nice evening.

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