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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1160) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2006
textbook alt color, a deep copper. clean yeasty and german/european hops aroma, with some nice woody malt as well. 8.5% is non-existent....an impressive beer, i hope to revisit!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1767) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Copper/amber color, with a light tan head. Aromas are fruit, malt, hops, and a touch of spice. Flavors are malt, hops, fruit, nuts, and spice. A bit bitter towards the end, and more hoppy than I thought it would be. Itd rather good now, but aging may take the edge off of the bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10085) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Deep copper colored with ruby hints, this one has a medium off-white head. The aroma was fruity and caramel malty, with some hops and nuts. The flavor is malty, nutty, and fruity, with a big hop presence. Probably the hoppiest alt Ive had. This one remains balanced and interesting as it warms up. I bought a sixer to go, and just might go back for a jeroboam.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Congratulations to Victory for reaching the 10 year mark. This one pours a medium brown color with a white head. Malty aroma with notes of toffee and caramel. What would be a perfectly nice malty german style beer is sort of messed up with a strangely bitter finish. A decent effort but not exactly this best beer ever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Pours a medium amber, mostly clear, and a thin white head that fades. Aroma isnt nearly as powerful as I thought it would be compared to uerige. Good amount of munich malts but not powerful enough somehow. The flavor was nice and malty, a bit too light and crisp, but had a nice hoppiness in the end and a good bitterness. Body was a bit too weak especially compared to uerige doppelsticke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6918) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Malty. Slightly sweet. Almost barley wine style. Not yet there. But another quality brew from Victory.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2006
On tap at the Victory 10 Year Anniversary party. Pours a reddish, brown slightly hazy amber with an average tan lacing head. Aroma of roasty caramel malts, dark fruits, smoke, light alcohol and bread. Flavors of the same with a light hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2006
On tap at Victory. Poured a deep brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, fruity, light alcohol, roasted malts and light spices. Tastes of caramel, raisins, fruity and spices. Light alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomesickAlien (20) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Pours a clear, dark copper/orange. Light copper head of tiny bubbles diminishes quickly. Lots of dense, sticky lacing. Aromas of caramel, light fruit, honey, spices and alcohol. Flavor of fruits, malt, caramel followed by moderate hops and spice. This is a very well balanced brew. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy and slightly oily with moderate carbonation. Just an outstanding beer and an impressive domestic example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6195) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 [Gravity Oak Cask] Poured a dark amber / chestnut color with a medium sized, light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus fruits, toffee, light spices, and some alcohol as well. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate, some citrus fruits, vanilla, light smoke, and a medium bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel.


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