Today we met friends for lunch at Victory Brewing Company. I got a sampler:
Donnybrook Stout: It was a deep, dark brown in my glass and had a tan head. It drank with a smoky roasted flavor…lots of dryness and coffee flavor.
Mad KingWeiss: Light and refreshing. Lots of banana and clove. It had a creaminess. A classic weiss.
Eclat chocolate stout: Eclat is a phenomenal chocolate shop based in nearby West Chester, Pennsylvania. They have great chocolates and this partnership with Victory has produced a great chocolate stout. It smells of cocoa and has a thick tan head. Its flavor is sweet but slightly bitter chocolate. Lots of malt and not a lot of hop bite.
Alla Spina: Let’s start out by admitting that we brought home a growler of Alla Spina. Per our waitress, it translated to “straight from the tap”. It drank with a salt undertone -- similar to a BFM dueze. Good hop and malt balance.
St. Boisterous: a very round lager that wasn’t too malt-y and wasn’t too hoppy. It poured a light straw color.
This is the Alla Spina. Delicious. I forgot to take a pic of my sampler. Sorry. Cheers.