Victory Brewing Company (ABV) Reviews




bergstaden
3.5
Victory Helios Ale
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with some spicy yeasty notes - Malt body with some spicy yeasty flavours - The malt goes into the finish with some spicy flavours and some bitterness - This was nice
Sunday, February 26, 2017

jsporrer
3.5
Victory Blackboard Series #5 Cream Ale With Cold Brewed Coffee
Sample at the Pittsburgh Winter Beer Fest. Pours a clear dark golden yellow with a white head. Light coffee taste that is not as strong as the aroma. Not great but fairly enjoyable.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

jsporrer
3.2
Victory Vital IPA
Sample at the Pittsburgh Winter Beer Fest. Pours a clear straw yellow with a huge foamy white head. Hoppy aroma. Slightly bitter but not too harsh. Ok but not great
Sunday, February 26, 2017

bursprak
3.3
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Rather clear amber pour with a fluffy head. Notes of pears, banana, prunes, light herbal, spice and some light hops.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

rdixon77
3.6
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Piney and resinous IPA with a decent citrus element. It was tasty, though not exactly a beer that really popped. Fine crafted ipa
Saturday, February 25, 2017

UncleKorm
2.8
Victory / Stone / Dogfish Head Saison du BUFF
Bottle poured a lightly hazed yellowish golden hue w/ medium white white diminishing head and minor lacing. Moderate aromas of sweet malty apple and white grape. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are ginger, white wine, bitter fruit, lemon peel, coriander, and grapefruit pith. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, February 25, 2017

ansalon
3.9
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Pours light hazy golden with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, grass, pine, resin, peach. Taste is very fruity with grassy notes and moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Turtles
3
Victory Viking Salute
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Hazy bright and pale golden, rich lacing firm white head. Grassy and citrus hoppy aroma. Light and thin, fairly crisp, medium carbonation. Citrus zesty taste, tangerines, grapefruit, grass and some metallic notes. Mild bitter finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

onceblind
3.9
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Slightly hazy golden under a pillowy rocky white head. Brisk floral and piney orange zesty hop aroma. Smooth and brisk Pilsen malt backbone with a bright floral and piney hop bitterness and wonderful flavor with a bit of citrus pith and lingering grassy flavors.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

olsvammel
3.5
Victory Viking Salute
On tap at Bishops Arms Örebro. Hoppy smell with grass and grapefruit. Similar taste with pine and grape. High carbonation. Slight faded hops but still nice.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

eRock_2013
3.6
Victory Golden Monkey
From a fresh bottle, pours a thick golden color with lots of lacing, some thin white foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast and ester, with some funky tangy orange and spice. Flavor is predominantly a mellow understated Belgian yeast with a caramel malt base, along with some extra warm sugariness. Medium bodied, smooth, warming, not bad for a relatively mass-produced Belgian style, not as impressive or as authentic as other Belgian ales, but enjoyable. I particularly liked the stronger malty presence to this brew, along with the more predictable Belgian yeasty notes. Another quality brew from Victory.
Friday, February 24, 2017

voyageurmike
3.7
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
12 oz bottle from Wegmans. Murky yellow medium bodied beer with grapefruit and lemon aroma. Pine hops taste, long resiny finish.
Friday, February 24, 2017

HeadyDE
4
Victory Blackboard Series #5 Cream Ale With Cold Brewed Coffee
Bottle pours a golden orange honey color with slight white head..nose smacks you with that cold brew coffee..if you like cold brew coffee this may be up your alley..digging the java..mouthfeel is quite nice with the creamy texture, coats palate nicely yet finishes quite dry..coffee taste is perfectly proportioned, don’t really much care for cream ales, but this is probably at the top of that heap for me..worth a go for sure
Friday, February 24, 2017

7stern
3.8
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Golden towards amber, almost clear. Low head, some laces remaining. Mango and papaya aroma. Fruit and pine in the taste. Long lasting bitterness.
Friday, February 24, 2017

olsvammel
3.7
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste strong bitterness. Noticeable alcohol but not overly boozy.
Friday, February 24, 2017

gyllenbock
3.5
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
On tap at Empourium, Sundbyberg. Amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of hops, grass, citrus and some malt. Also notes of alcohol. The finish was bitter.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Lukaduke
3.2
Victory Java Cask
Man was really looking forward to this after reading lots of rave reviews... I was majorly disappointed especially at the $19.99 price point :( Pours a slightly thin burnt umber with three fingers of rich khaki foam. Nose was coffee forward with some heavy booze and dark fruit undertones. Palate is thin, abrasive and very heavy on sharpie marker and burnt charcoal notes throughout. I couldn’t get past a 6 ounce pour of this and I was excited to pound the 750ml to my dome during a stormy winter day at the office... I ended up corking it to see if it was just a bad day for it but the next day experienced the same harsh burnt aggressiveness throughout. Not my thing... and a super $$ bottle considering Victorys pricepoint across the board on its other offerings.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ansalon
3.5
Victory Winter Cheers
Pours hazy orange with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, banana, lemongrass, wheat starch. Taste is very fruity and estery with mineral notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

joergen
3.4
Victory Viking Salute
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav. Hazy golden colored with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of hay, hops and citrus. Fruity flavor of hops, grass, pine needles and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beaver
3.3
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy light yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malt and tropical fruit with light resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with some fruit and a slightly harsh resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA but with an odd finish.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DSG
2.8
Victory Blackboard Series #5 Cream Ale With Cold Brewed Coffee
[2/4/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Hazy golden. Coffee, vegetal, graininess, sweet, medium-bodied.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

jflopsu
3.7
Victory Blackboard Series #5 Cream Ale With Cold Brewed Coffee
Pours a clear orange-gold with light white head. A strong coffee aroma with light vanilla. A strong cold brew coffee taste with some vanilla and sweet malts. A lingering vanilla and sweet malt aftertaste.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

kramer
3.5
Victory Tart Ten
Bottle. Pours a clear orange body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a very thin ring rather quickly. The nose is slightly sweet and slightly tart at the same time. Some dark fruits over a slightly funky and caramel malt base. Just a light hint of alcohol. The flavor is pretty unique, some underlying Dubbel sweetness survives the brett fermentation. Nicely funky and just slightly tart with minimal acidity. Finishes with just a slight cereal grain note. Medium bodied with fine fizzy carbonation. Just a little warming on the back end. Pretty interesting beer.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

bhensonb
4.1
Victory Java Cask
750 c&c from Cap Tap in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolaty dark malt and bourbon notes. Full bodied. Creamy texture. Flavor is heat (but not terribly hot), silky chocolate, dark treacly malt, and coffee standing in for hop so far as I can decipher. Bourbon supports the whole thing, but it’s not harsh. It’s pretty tasty stuff. The coffee is not overdone, but definitely present. Overall it seems to be a reasonably subtle effort. Tho the overall impact is impressive.
Monday, February 20, 2017

argo0
3.7
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some tangerine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, peach, some tangerine, pine, light grapefruit rind. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity, highly drinkable.
Monday, February 20, 2017

Beerhammaren
2.9
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
.33l bottle @Explosive. Pours hazy greenish yellow with medium head. Aroma is hops, alcohol, sweat, herbs, citrus fruits. Flavor is alcohol, hops, grape fruits, stingy. What?
Monday, February 20, 2017

malushky
3.7
Victory Moonglow Weizenbock
330 ml bottle at Greenwich Union. Pours hazy copper, yeast floating, small, short-lived head. Aroma mostly of nuts, warm, some dough and alcohol present. Very nice taste, sweet, ripe fruits. Medium-bodied. Very good beer in overall, but could be more weizen-y for my taste.
Monday, February 20, 2017

Zeswaft
3.5
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Bottle. Pale gold with tiny floaters. Hardly any aroma. Slightly grainy. Flavor is upfront grassy and pine. Finishes with a slight tropical fruit twist. Not too shabby
Monday, February 20, 2017

MayumiH
3.1
Victory Vital IPA
Can at home. Clear yellow in colour. Subtly citrusy, flowery hops. Mildly sweet. Crisp finish.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

hershiser2
3
Victory Winter Cheers
Bottle from Whole Foods. Golden with a huge head. Aroma of sour citrus, hay, rotting banana. Flavor is hay, banana, spice, light sugar, yeast. Meh.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

ebone1988
4
Victory Summer Love
Aroma is floral, citrus, wheat, good. Appearance is golden, white head, slight haze. Taste is floral, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, wheat, great. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, floral aftertaste. Overall, highly enjoyable.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

ben4321
3.7
Victory Blackboard Series #5 Cream Ale With Cold Brewed Coffee
Draft at Shepherd and Knucklehead, Hoboken. Clear golden-orange, thin head, mild lace. Sweetened coffee and roast, grass, earthy notes. Lively, tingly feel. Crisp close.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

alkolas510
4
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Bärnstensfärgad klar med vit skum. Doftar och smakar mycket annanas och citrus. Även lite maltig med bra beska och fyllighet. Bra dipa
Sunday, February 19, 2017

pilsnerrogge
3.7
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Bottled:
Pours amber with a slight haze. Nice head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine needles and yeast. Flavour is tropical fruit, pine apple, grape fruit and pine needles. Long bitterness.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Arayaga2
3.4
Victory Blackboard Series #3 Berliner Weisse with Elderflower
Yellow, and kinda hazy. Aroma is sweet and tart, and taste is the same. It’s not super complex or anything, but it’s likely a good pairing to cut through spicy food.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

mmmbeer
3.7
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a murky pale yellow color, foamy one finger head formed (almost like a lager, hmm) and laced heavily upon the vessel, aroma of resin and lemon- that’s about it. Hits the mouth with medium body, the malt tastes like it has had some wheat added to it to give it some depth- which I don’t mind, nice hop crescent in the middle, finish is acidic and only slightly sweet- unlike most IPA’s that can be sugar bombs. Good beer!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Maverick34
3.5
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Bottled. Gold amber pour. Grapefruit comes on strong and a bit of resin to finish. Hints of caramel.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

b33r
3.6
Victory Sour Monkey
Bright gold color with no head. Aroma has light Belgian yeasts. Flavor is moderately tart, pretty sweet, with faint spicy Belgian yeasts. Good overall.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Vignale
3.7
Victory Viking Salute
Drucken på fat på Bishop Gustav, Malmö. Doft av grön humle, gräs, krusbär, passionsfrukt, limezest och lite saffran. Torr, stram och rejäl citrusvite beska. En snygg, stram och ganska tuff session IPA. Riktigt trevlig.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

thejackpacker
3.1
Victory Viking Salute
On draught at Östersunds malt festival. Grassy and a light citrus throughout. Thoroughly drinkable.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

nickd717
3
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Draft in the Poconos. Is this supposed to be ranch dressing flavored? It sort of is. Hazy yellowish golden pour, nice head retention. Aroma is ranchy, faint citrus, bread, floral notes. The flavor is milder than expected, dry, medium bitter for the style. Not much hop flavor. Medium body, average carbonation. Ok only.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

FunkyF
3.4
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Flaska från SB. Orangegul med vitt skum. Fruktig och lite kryddig doft. Lätt kropp med lite fruktighet och rejäl beska.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ronritter
3.5
Victory HopDevil
12 oz bottle pours clear amber. Nose of mandarin, resin, pine. Taste is more sweet resin, and hoppy finish
Friday, February 17, 2017

drsordr
3.8
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour light gold with huge white head. Nose big tropical fruit and floral, resin. Taste moderate to strong bitterness up front, then catty, citrus, and light sweetness. Late palate pineapple. Lingering bitter finish.
Friday, February 17, 2017

flatearthman
4
Victory Old Horizontal
On 2/17/17, opened a bottle from 2013. Initial thick head that turns to lacey; nice copper hue; nose of sweet malt; Nice smooth warming mouthfeel; Taste of sweet woody orange citrus malt with some bitterness followed with a lingering finish of bittersweet candy malt.
Friday, February 17, 2017

beer_est_deus
3.7
Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale
Klar, halm gul med ett snyggt gult skum. Doft: Hårda apelsin karameller, humle, gran, fruktkola, söt burk ananas, söt malt. Stark 7:a. Smak: Humle, barr, hård apelsin karamell, alkohol, fruktsoda, lite cider toner, svagt av burk persika.
Friday, February 17, 2017

stevoj
3.8
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Draft at brewery. Bright golden with airy, bubbly head. Tart, citrusy aroma, taste too. Crisp, really crisp. Palate really tingling. Slightly dry finish, but a real wake up call for your mouth.
Friday, February 17, 2017

stevoj
3.9
Victory HopDevil
Nitro pour at brewery. Amber body, slight haze, soft creamy head. Malts dominate the aroma, brown bread, pumpernickel. Niterness slowly comes in st the taste, malts still prevalent. Not as hoppy as you would think based on the name. More English.
Friday, February 17, 2017

stevoj
3
Victory Uncle Teddys Bitter
Draft at brewery. Hazy orange amber with creamy head. Light aroma of sourdough bread. Taste adds some savory notes, still very light. Cask pour makes for some velvety textures.
Friday, February 17, 2017

k0mpsa
3.9
Victory Blackboard Series #3 Berliner Weisse with Elderflower
Bottle from slowbeer, melbourne. Hazy light yellow color, white head. Aroma has sour notes, fruity notes, pineapple notes. Nice sour wheaty body, pineapples, fruits.
Friday, February 17, 2017