JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had multiple times, once in a lineup next to the other Bavarian pale ales along with Hop Devil and Headwaters. Pour is clear copper with a fluffy white head. Nose is super bright, dry, focused on hops but with a touch of soft fruits and grain. Mouth is dry upfront, then grainy on the mid to back palate. Bright burst of hop in the mid palate that doesn’t linger around, totally dry finish with some super fresh grains. Fruit is very soft, maybe peach like. This beer is fantastic and is the best of the three Bavarians. Keep making this, dudes.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at pub, tried against the Bavarian Polaris, Bavarian Mandarina, and Headwaters Pale Ale. Lightly effervescent gold, thin fizzy white head dies quickly with little lace. Amazingly dry and earthy profile, pine hope leading the way for a heavy dose of honey-dough and flaky crust mid before splashing melon, grain, and grass accented by a dry, highly carbonated finish. Whenever Victory does anything associated with German brewing, I’m in!
1) Bavarian Spalt
2) Headwaters Pale
3) Bavarian Mandarina
4) Bavarian Polaris
Leafs93 (2058) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus and florals. Taste is very bitter with some sweetness. Oily mouth feel makes this feel medium bodied. Best of the Bavarian series.
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Victory, pint glass. Golden honey brown pour with a small head. Taste is of hops and more hops with a nice rounded malt. Feel is almost a light stout. Finish is a great bitter.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Victory. Poured an amber color with a small sized head. Floral hops, grass, and some citrus. Tastes follow with some toatiness.
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mad Mex cranberry. really liked tis version of an IPA. Nice clean monotone wit plenty of bitterness but really bi for Malts and some wiskey notes. Really like an imperial Pilsner.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Victory. Big nonic pint. Huge creamy lace atop a deeper red body. Clear with lower carbonation. Jose has interesting floral and citrus hop complexity and heavy malt medley. Taste is sharp as hell, very bitter with tangy slickness and long almond flesh bitterness. Very raw and malt forward with long bitterness though the finish. Fruity, thick strawberry through the end with green tea herbalness. Oily palate. Very rich body, huge bitterness to balance. Fairly aggressive IPA vs the Mandarina which was subtle and complex.
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Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper. Aroma has a near rye quality. Citrus, spice, light malt. Medium bodied. Flavor is citrus and spice with light toasty malts. Real nice spicy ipa.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Downingtown BrewPub: Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, and grass. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, fruit, flowers, hops, resin, slight wood, and candy. Medium body. Chalky, then dry texture. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, malt, flower, fruit, light resin finish is dry.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a light brown color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy malty flavor with a quick finish.