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RATINGS: 390   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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3.3
IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap at BitterCreek Alehouse clear redish brown with a fine dense tan head leaving smooth even sheets of lacing. Smooth malty woody slightly sweet flavors. Mild hop character. Very nice

3.3
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
On tap at Bailey’s, pours a hazy orange amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite hoppy for an alt, with notes of German lager yeast, bready malt and some dry hopping. Flavour is extremely hoppy for an alt, with piney dry hopping and bready malt. Quite astringent on the finish. Well-made avant garde alt beer.

3.4
MacNJ (108) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Victory’s 10 Year Alt, I believe, is much higher than 4.7% at 7.8%.This special anniversary lager has been offered again on tap at the brewery for their 20th birthday. The lacing is good, and the malts and mouthfeel are the backbone for this one. However, there is a nice, bitter finish. Cheers!

4.2
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Clear ruby amber color, off white head with solid lacing and good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel and burnt toast. Taste is peppery burnt toffee very good example of the style.

3.2
benpickens (537) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
On tap at hop city in Bham; Clear brown with little head; brown sugar aromas; syrupy but not cloying palate; hops in the finish; good beer.

3.8
GenDV138 (7702) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Victory 20th anniversary event. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, light floral notes, biscuit. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, light biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Some tobacco and some light roast. Some basement resin vibe. Light caramel. Amber pour with decent head. Light bittersweet finish. Tap at churchkey.

3.8
mansquito (6904) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Beer Table To Go, NYC tap: well apparently this beer is back because I had it on tap at a reputable establishment. Pours clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is malty and hoppy... Some toffee and sugar and stuff. Taste is malty and not too sweet. Hops give themselves a nice presence. I like it when altbiers do things right. This is one of them.

4
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
A great strong brew, doesn’t taste like your typical 8.5% brew. Amber color, big foaming head that leave laces on the glass. Nice spicy hop flavors as well as roasted malt character. Well balanced. One of my favorites from Victory.


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