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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 My Bottom Line:
The plush sweet fruitiness of grapes and orange candy develops different angles to the honey-laden cereals. This is a big and sugary Belgian Strong Ale which can hopefully gain some wisdom and let itself be drunk more easily.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy orange glow.
-Peaches and apricots also inhabit the sweet fruit profile.
-Carbonation appears less active than your usual Belgian Strong Ale, but works nicely nonetheless.
-Spicy hop bitterness is present, but not that talkative.
-This is rather reminiscent of a Dogfish Head big beer experiment in its class and proclivity for sweet flavors.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Shared with Kinz for an impromptu tasting. Hazy dark amber body with a medium creamy light tan head. Sweet fruity caramel aroma wtih a sugary background. Sweet grape flavor with a sugary ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
A very clean pour of an amber beer with a white clinging head. Aromas of grapes, cranberries and apples along with some malt and brown sugar. Flavors show abundant contributions from the grapes, yeast, and malty caramels. However, the beer suffers from a cidery palate and a watery front end. Finishes like a carbonated wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Medium orange amber. Light haze, nice white head. Cotton candy and yeast aroma, with a hint of grape, quite likely the power of suggestion. An almost infected flavor of chardonnay grape (I would never have pegged this as a red in a million years), mixed with the same sorts of flavors found in their tripel. As it warmed, the flavors started to come together, and this beer improved considerably. The "infected" notes went away, replaced by a wine note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Name: Victor Ale
Date: August 17, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy copper, wispy off white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: light tart grap skin aroma with a touch of malt sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of grape skin character bringing some tartness, just a touch of malty sweetness, nice spicyness, light bitterness, winey character comes out upon warming

Name: Victor Ale
Date: June 27, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
picking up a bit more sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2007
750ml bottle. Cloudy orange color with a large head. Spare lacing and no retention. Aroma of spicy/tangy fruit; pear and citrus. Tangy-fruity, orange taste, somewhat vinous. Very good brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2007
750ml bottle from RSVP in Portland. Hazy amber-red body with a thin film of off-white head. Smells fruity, peppery, and spicey. Tastes fruity, with grapes and raisin flavors playing a prominent role. Spice, roasty malts, and alcohol warming all play big roles too. Fairly full bodied with less carbonation than expected, but enough to make this beer surprisingly refreshing. A pretty darn good beer, with some good wine qualities too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Appearance: Pours a deep copper body with a lush, creamy-looking white head. Smell: Floral, honey-coated aroma with plenty of yeast, spice, and that ever-present grape character. Taste: Initially, the flavor is quite sweet with a bready, almost cake-like maltiness and, yes, there’s that ever-present grape character, which comes across more as a tart golden raisin flavor. Hops provide a tiny bit of bitterness and a light citrus note. Wraps-up with a semi-sweet, vinous finish that exhibits a fair amount of alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: Allgash is one of those breweries well-known for always cooking up interesting twists and turns to implement into their brewing. Some of these ideas pay off in beer drinking gold and others, well, they just remain as cute concepts. For me, this is one of the latter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Sweet malt and grape aroma and spices. Slightly cloudy light yellow color. Thin off white head. Low head retention. Sweet malt taste, grape. Slight alcoholic taste. Medium light body An interesting Belgian Specialty Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a transparent amber orange with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh red grapes and toasty pale malt. Body starts with some light fruity sweetness and pale malt with a touch of earthy grain and grapes toward an earthy doughy finish. A pretty decent brew, but could use a little more body and sweetness.


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