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VICTORY JAVA LATTE COLD BREW MILK STOUT

Smooth cold-brewed stout serves milk-sugared dark roast coffee tones to coarse hop-charred nuttiness and toasty barley-oats spine. Creamy café latte continuance gains mild vanilla and chocolate sweetness.

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VICTORY CAGE RADLER

On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, cloyingly effervescent lemonade-related radler pleases sugary summertime thirsts, but gets redundant flavorwise. Light ginger herbage seeps thru lemon-candied hop oiling (and lagered yeast) alongside syrupy pineapple, peach and grapefruit snips as frothy vanilla head recedes, leaving lots of tart lemonade sugaring.

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VICTORY CLOUD WALKER IPA

On tap at Plank Pizza, ‘pillowy,’ dry-hopped, hazy New England-styled IPA brings juniper-spiced orange rind bittering to the fore above lactic oats-wheat base without getting overbearingly harsh. Light cologne waft seeps into lemony orange-pineapple-grapefruit triage and laidback coniferous fern snip.

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VICTORY MIGHTY THINGS IMPERIAL IPA

On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, aggressive dry-hopped medium body offers yellow grapefruit-saddled orange, tangerine, peach and apricot tang to resinous piney hop astringency and herbal-spiced snips. Fresh-watered cleanliness provides glossy smoothness to soft-tongued citrus finish.

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VICTORY HOME GROWN AMERICAN LAGER

Elusive clear golden pale lager with modest intentions. Mildly spiced lemondrop spritz tingles cereal grained carapils malting and alkaline astringency. Sedate Mosaic-Cascade-Citra-Chinook hop influence checkmarks unspecific citric-spiced neutrality.

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VICTORY BLOOD ORANGE IPA WITH AGAVE

On tap at Growler & Gill, tartly tangy blood orange adjunct receives daintily sweet agave syruping above sugared pale malts. Polite piney hop bittering and candied grapefruit-tangerine subtleties complement blood orange misting.

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VICTORY WINTER CHEERS – 2017

“Celebratory” winterized wheat ale brings sweet hefeweizen-like banana, bubblegum, clove and coriander template to lightly lingered white-peppered citric hop bittering and mild herbal notions over tempered torrified wheat base. Zesty orange-peeled lemon spritz picks up sugary vanilla creaming and holiday-spirited nutmeg niche to boost spicy banana luster.

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VICTORY BLACK FOREST CAKE STOUT (WITH CHERRY)

Duping a classic German confection with mixed results, pithy black cherry influence never takes hold as equally bittersweet dark roast chocolate malting gets mired by distractingly astringent oily hop resin. Needs more focused Black Forest Cake likeness. Dried cherry blurt gains subtle cocoa, prune and grape wisps.

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VICTORY SOUR MONKEY

“Tastefully tart twist” on brewers’ Golden Monkey tripel retains ‘sweet fruity essence.’ Light brettanomyces souring gently affects up-front lemon bruise pucker, vinous green grape esters, dry green apple tartness, oaken cherry musk and raspberry respite over musty barnyard funk.

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VICTORY WINTER CHEERS WHEAT ALE – 2016

On tap at The Oath, amplified winter wheat ale coalesces Citra-hopped lemony orange tang, mild banana-clove-bubblegum sweetness and light white-peppered herbage above terrified wheat spine, picking up estery white grape remnant as well as wispy peach, pear and quince illusions at jubilant citric-spiced finish.

 

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VICTORY BLACKBOARD SERIES #4 OATMEAL PORTER WITH HAZELNUT

On tap at City Tap – Cleveland, fine mocha nutty resilience spreads atop maple-sapped oats toasting and mild hop char. Dark chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel and cocoa illusions sweeten sassy hazelnut adjunct.

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VICTORY COFFEE CREAM ALE WITH COLD BREWED COFFEE

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, wholly enjoyable cold-brewed coffee ale retains creamy mocha resonance over mild citric rind bittering. Ground coffee continuance maintains strength while tertiary vanilla bean, cocoa and  mocha latte illusions serenade the backside.

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