Victory Tastykake Koffee Kake Ale

Review Date 1/23/2024 By John Staradumsky

           

Tastykakes! I love Tastykakes! Tastykakes, you see, are a long time Philadelphia favorite snack. They are yet another thing I can thank my father for. He was born in Philadelphia and grew up across the street from the old Ortlieb brewery. He grew up enjoying Tastykakes, and he introduced me (and my brothers) to those wonderful pies and cakes. We could not get them in Rhode Island where I grew up, but when we visited family in Jersey and Philly, we would bring back Tastykakes.

Victory beer! I love Victory beer! Victory beer, you see, is a long time Philadelphia favorite brew. It is another thing my father can thank me for, as I introduced him to it way back in the 90s. I visited Victory for the first time then while staying with my dad for a few days, and he and I took a trip to the brewery. Indeed, the glass you see my current Victory beer in came from that very visit, and he had one just like it. Every time I visited my dad, I would come back to Rhode Island with a trunk full of Victory beer and Tastykakes.

Now, I (and you) can have both at the same time in every bottle of Victory Tastykake Koffee Kake Ale. Who knew such a thing could exist? But it does, and I was desperate to find some. I got my first bottle from Half Tie, and now Iím here to tell you about it.

Victory says:

Locally Brewed. Locally Baked. Locally Loved. This very tasty collaboration between Victory Brewing Company and TastyKake takes the delicious flavors of TastyKake's Koffee Kake into a sweet ale with notes of pound cake and cinnamon.

Ingredients from the website:

MALT  Pilsner, Briess, Flaked Oat

HOPS HBC472

Victory Tastykake Koffee Kake Ale has an alcohol content of 6% by volume with 35 IBUs. I paid $2.99 for my bottle from Half Time. Total Wine sells it here in Georgia for $11.49 a six-pack according to their website, though I have not seen it yet. My bottle had no freshness dating.

Victory Tastykake Koffee Kake Ale pours to a hazy golden color not all that dissimilar to the outside of a Koffee Kake pastry. Thereís a good-sized head of foam (the cream filling if you will?) and a nose of cakey malt, cinnamon and hops. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body, just right to deliver the theme. The cinnamon pops, in the palate more like brown sugar cinnamon. A little vanilla pokes through, with cake like malt and a light sweetness that all come together to deliver the theme dessert. In the finish, thereís a more than balancing bitterness, and I think more than works well here. Still and all, this is very reminiscent of a Koffee Kake, and I am enjoying it.

I will definitely drink this again, as soon as I find some more.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??

 

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned

(D)=Draft



 

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