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Victory Brewing Otto

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  We had a pretty crazy storm in NJ last night.  It was windy as heck, and when Kerry and I woke up this morning, the power was out!  Today was also our dating anniversary!  I ended up just taking a personal day, and we got to spend the day together!  To celebrate the night, I opened a bottle of Otto by Victory Brewing!  Victory released this beer sometime last year, but I missed my chance then.  I was lucky to find a bottle at Petrock's in Hillsborough, NJ sometime before Christmas!  Time to uncork this one!

Victory Brewing Otto
Victory Brewing Otto
Otto
Smoked Dubbel
8.1% ABV

Victory Otto pours the classic brown with hints of red of a Belgian Dubbel.  It pours with a single finger width white head, which dissipates fairly quickly, and doesn't leave much lacing.  The smoke is apparent and strong in the aroma and flavor from the get go.  There's also dark fruits in the flavor and aroma.  All together, it honestly reminds me of a smoked ham or smoked bacon!  Victory Otto has just enough carbonation, but I would say it is still lighter in carbonation than average.  The body is between medium and heavy, and has a fair bit of sweetness to it.  I can't taste any alcohol, but it's definitely hitting me as I work through the bottle!

Victory Brewing Otto
Victory Brewing Otto
Overall:  A very interesting beer, which I am glad I found, since I am not sure it will be brewed again.  To me, smoked beers (rauchbier) are something that I could enjoy every once in awhile, but not all the time.  I'm glad Victory tried this out!

Have you had Otto?  How about other smoked beers?  What do you think of them?  Let me know in the comments!

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