BeerCritic


Victory 10 Years Alt

Glass: Concave Pilsener
Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ – Thanks, Mike!
Price: $1.89
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 8.5 %
IBU:
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 84

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: Medium
Balance: Sweet
Impression: Nice

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral
Other:
Hops, bit of mold
Notes: A very nice aroma, though somewhat faint for the flavor.

Appearance 5 out of 5
Color: Copper
Clarity: Brilliant
Head Retention: Persistent
Notes: A stunningly beautiful beer. It is a deep copper under an off white head that won’t quit. Very nice.

Flavor 9 out of 10
Intensity:  Strong
Balance: Nicely balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Impression:  Nice
Malt Flavor:
Grain Bread Sweet Toast
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal
Other: Wheat, hops, honey
Notes: A surprisingly hoppy beer, and delicious. Dark, roasty, and deep. A great beer.

Palate 5 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Sensation: Creamy Warming
Body:  Full
Carbonation:  Lively
Finish

Length: Long
Intensity: Strong
Balance:  Bitter
Notes: The finish is one of the best parts of this beer. Thanks again, Victory.

General Impression: 18 out of 20
Craftmanship:  Excellent
Freshness:  Fresh
Personal Taste:  Liked
Notes: A great achievement in both your history and this beer. Fine job, and keep it coming.



Unibroue 15

ABV: 10%
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 25.4 fl oz
Glass: Pilsener
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquor, West Trenton, NJ
Price: $8.00
Consumed at: home

First Impression: I was surprised by the overcarbonated pop upon releasing the cork. It took me a few minutes to clean up and find the cork, and explain that I was okay to my wife. It’s a celebratory ale. Point the cork away from your face, a word to the wise. Herbal, flowery aroma, but not too active. Visuals include a completely missing head, a very large particle hazy body, and a deep golden color. A bit varied in color, flavor, and texture from the typical hefe or witte. Taste is typically fruity, but very well done. It’s exemplar in its adherence to style. Palate is perhaps its best feature. Nicely carbonated with a longer finish. Some hoppiness, some malt, and lots of fruit, but not approaching cloying or overly sweet. Second Impression: A very nice beer, and says much of their (now 17 year) achievement. I enjoy almost everything this brewery puts out, and this is by no means an exception.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 9 out of 10

Palate: 5 out of 5

Overall: 18 out of 20