FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I rather like Victory Brewing. They make a number of fine beers. What I especially like about them is that they make rather tasty versions of beer styles that I am not high on. Dunkels for instance are not one of my preferred styles, but this was pretty tasty. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt. The flavor is bitter, nutty and has a strong roasted malt presence. The roasted malt lingers on the tongue.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at Victory. Mild fruity aroma, light caramel maltiness and brewed tea. Rosewater and buckwheat honey. Hops aren’t very strong. Dark amber honey clear with thin off-white lightly lacing head. Medium bodied with mild-medium carbonation. Starts sweet and dry with biscuit, buckwheat honey and mild carbonic tang. Mild sweet finishing notes, light floral hop character. Dry sweet nutty after. Just of bit of Twizzlers in the finish.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Glad to see this. Pours yellow with a bright white ring. Light slightly malty nose. Taste is sweet, malty rich and amazingly drinkable.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Corny, grainy aroma, with tomato. Wet hay, light corn. A very weak interpretation of the style, with no distinct characteristics. Comes across more as a slightly darkened American lager.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Murky brown with slight red on the edges.Head starts off medium but quickly turns to just a few scattered bubbles, not pretty. Aroma is malt syrup with a mellow fruittiness. Taste is roasted malts in a sticky sweet malt juice. Is Victory slacking lately or what? If I wasn’t so thirsty, I woulda poured it where it belongs.
LilBeerDoctor (3208) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is very malty, including some roasted malts. Pretty decent beer, not too much going on here, but it serves its purpose well.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-tinged amber with a light ring of head. Easy malty and nuttiness in the nose with excellent use of traditional Munich malt. The body is accented by Munich malt and subtle nuttiness and also flashes honeyed grain notes and touches of fresh grain and sawdust. Dry finish.
zach8270 (3038) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark chestnut color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a light touch of hops. Flavor is very sweet and smooth with a nice balanced finish and a very smooth aftertaste.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) I guess I always expect great things from Victory, but I’m a little underwhelmed by this boring beer. Toasty malts, mildly bitter and hoppy, and minimally sweet, there’s just not much here, and the dark malt all but disappears in the "lagerish" finish. It’s kind of like drinking slightly sweetened iced tea. Lightly toasty and malty nose isn’t very aromatic. Medium bodied when first sipped, but the finish is pretty watery. Orange-brown color isn’t the prettiest, and the small light tan head fades to the tiniest of rings. I’d been trying to get my hands on this beer for years, but I feel like I’ve been missing anything during my pursuit. Bland and boring.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light brown body with a diminishing, smooth, off white head.
Aroma is malt but lacks somewhat in intensity.
The flavor is crisp with just enough malty balance to make this a decent brew. Still not at the top of the list of Dunkels however.