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Victory Ten Years Alt

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Clear orange-brown pour with a fluffy white head and nice carbonation and lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and molasses aroma with some yeasty bread notes. Very sweet and syrupy. Malty flavor with caramel, molasses, and chocolate milk. Intense bitter hops dominate the finish. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while. Hides the alcohol well. Not bad, but too syrupy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2008
In short: An overtly syrupy sipper with good Altbier elements. Almost good.
How: Tap at Firewaters, Atlantic City
The look: Clear amber body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Earthy caramelized hazelnuts, unexpected milk chocolate notes, red fruits of all kinds, annoying alcohol presence, way too sweet, a little sticky, strong hop bite. I really enjoyed the earthy and nutty elements with the red fruits flavour but the sweetness and alcohol really took this beer down a few notches. This is not a highly drinkable Alt, and Altbiers should be highly drinkable. Here’s to another ten years of hopefully better beer than this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3456) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Summer Secret Santa. Pours a hazy amber brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through mid-glass and left very light lace. Mild aroma of malt with just a few notes of hops as well. The flavor is very malty up front. The malt is not sweet though, and lacks depth. This is followed by some restrained hops that provide a dry finish and very little bitterness. There is an odd copper flavor towards the finish as well. Probably not something I would come back to.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2008
bottle..dark amber pour,small white head.sweet caramel malt nose with a touch of fruit .very hoppy upfront followed by woody ,sweet caramel malts and fruit flavors . bitter ,metallic finish . decent not great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle. Caramel-sweet nose with some strawberry and raspberry fruit character. Clear pale red, thin head. Flavor opens sweet and estery, finished a bit harsh but with nice fruit esters. Gets more harsh as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is very malty but with some hop undertones mixed in. Flavor is also very malty, but well balanced by the hops, nice dry crisp finish. The only complaint is a slight coppery taste. Nothing the stands out here but very drinkable, hides the alcohol well, and has a nice price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Top notch stuff. Nice sweet malty aroma with a sweet malty taste but followed by a nice hop kick. Finish is crisp and dry. I would never have guessed the ABV as it is very well hidden however there is a nice glow after a couple

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2008
This is a very crisp,clean, drinkable beer. Not assertively flavorful, but not boring either. The alcohol is well hidden making this one very enjoyable. Got more than I expected out of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2008
(Bottle). Excellent offering. Deep brownish red in color. Thin beige head. Well balanced flavor, accentuated by lively hops. For the rest, the commercial description is right on target.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3001) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2008
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice toasted malt flavor with a lingering aftertaste.


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