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Victory Swing Session Saison

March 8, 2013

I have had a strange number of experiences with Victory Brewing. More often than not, I’ve come to think of them as a West Coast brewery that somehow woke up and found itself in Pennsylvania. In other words, I often found hops in weird places. However, it doesn’t matter what brewery comes to your local watering hole to launch a beer, you drink that beer. So on a recent beautiful late winter evening with snow coming down, I was able to get a taste of their spring beer the Swing Session Saison.

The beer pours a clear golden yellow color with a slight haze and a bright white head that settled neatly atop the brew. My nose was met with a beautiful scent of citrus, hops, and the barest hint of sweet malt. The nose followed through to taste exceptionally well with a sweet combination of lemony citrus, floral hops, and sweet malt. The hops were exceptionally balanced in comparison to most Victory beers I’ve had, adding a lovely zest to the beer’s profile. Ending with a clean finish this was probably one of the better beers I’ve had from Victory.

There was only one drawback to this beer and that was a fairly harsh carbonation. It didn’t do much to combat an otherwise light mouthfeel but it was mildly shocking on first taste. Still, one minor flaw doesn’t change the fact that this is a beer worth trying if you get the chance.

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