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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The Victory version of this ‘secret’ offering is inspired by the rich brewing heritage of the alt beers. It is a dark ale exhibiting the love of hops and mastery of malt that Victory has displayed for 10 years. Initially assertive with spicy hops, Ten Years Alt concludes ever so comfortably in rich, roasted malts and burnished hop character.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a nice creamy head and ample lacing. Aroma of caramel and wintry spice. Flavor starts earthy, but is quickly lightened with spice (nutmeg, clove) and soapy hops. Palate stays creamy throughout, coating your mouth with goodness. Finishes long, earthy, roasted and slightly bitter. Excellent for an Alt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Enjoyed via 12oz bottle. The nose is one of strong maltiness. Appearance is dark brown in color, with a light tan head. Flavor is highly malty, almost similar to a doppelbock. The finish is sweet, but not overly so. A classic interpretation of a traditional style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Moderate malt aroma with a little bit of hops. Clear orange color with a large tn head. Mild bitter beginning with a light sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
pours an brownish-orange color reminiscent of iced tea. nice light tan thick head with great retention and lacing. aroma had notes of caramel, citrus, wheat, and alcohol. flavor is spicier than i anticpated with nice caramel backing. mutfeel is silky and the finish is very dry and lingering with a warming effect. I enjoyed this more than i expected.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Found a bottle of this and really enjoyed it. Poured a cloudy, dark amber color. A nice sweet malty aroma with a hint of hops. A full-bodied malty taste with a nice finish of spicy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2008
Very good beer. Malty and with nice touches of caramel. This is the type of beer that make a resurgence in our hop "shortage" present. Makes for a good winter beer without the spices... should be a regular addition to an already diverse lineup.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours a dark amber/ chestnut brown color with a thin tan/ yellowish head. Malty aroma with hints of hazelnut and subtle hops. Nicely balanced with a strong malty flavor evening out the hops, chocolate and roasted nuts. Much more complex than the usual suspects in this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1129) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2008
I’ve had better brews from this company. This one’s not too bad but nowhere near some of the other ones I’ve had. Has a strong malt scent with subtle hints of hops (which seems to be Victory’s bread and butter). Tastes mainly of malts. Has a strong malt aftertaste that isn’t too pleasant to me. But it’s not a bad thing, I personally am not a malt flavor type of person. I’m happy to have tried this one out.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around with nutty and caramel for the malt, pine for the hops, earth for the yeast, and raisin, butter and brown sugar in the background. Head is frothy, light brown, with good lacing and is moslty diminishing. Color is hazy verging on murky caramel. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, and the long finish is lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy and has a lively carbonation. An excellent balance in flavors and aromas, this is the best Altbier I’ve had. No surprise from Victory.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
This is what good beer is about. Bottles poured a nice creme head, cloudy carmel red color. Mild hoppy odor with sweet floral undertones. Tasted medium body, creamy body. Nice long after tastesweet and bitty.


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