tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. pours clear brown orange, minimal head. aroma reminded me of honey. light, clean honey. nice malt and grain flavors in the taste. dry, light bitter finish. a solid lager. nothing too complex, but they did well on the malts. my wife liked this one a lot.
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours transparent, reddish-orange. Dill and vinegar on the nose over a brawny malt foundation. Touches of caramel and biscuit character. Tastes similarly vegetal and mildly sour. A bit of lemonade, some butterscotch and musty noble hops. The quietest hint of mint leaves. Not quite on the right track here. Cornbread and a metallic twinge precede a stale and salty malt finish. Like sea air. Mildly heavy in the mouth, and hardly smooth. The bar is not so high, but this one misses it a bit.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful amber with minimal white head. Phenolic aroma. Victory is one of my favorite microbreweries and this did not disappoint. Tangy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable brew. Picked up rather early in the season and would recommend a few bottles while grilling. Unsure why this is limited to the winter season. Glad I live in Atlanta so I can enjoy on the deck while hovering over some burgers and dogs.
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body with a white head.
Smell: Aroma of toasted malts with a bit of caramel and a light fruitiness.
Taste: Bready maltiness with only a light caramel sweetness to it. Very, very light hint of roasted grain. Faint yeastiness. There’s a soft, tea-like bitterness on the dry, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Make no mistake, this beer may not be overly complex, but it is exceedingly drinkable, in every possible way. In fact, it’s the best Oktoberfest beer I’ve had all year (only two, as of writing this).
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear reddish/brown with a large creamy yellow head. aroma of biscuity malts and a touch of hops. flavors of toffee, toast, hops, and malt. medium bodied. nice toffee, biscuit finish. nothing spectacular, but a solid example of the style.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with small yellowish beige head. Aroma of caramel, grain, grass, and light toastiness. Flavor of caramel malt, mild grassy hops, and some fruitness.
3fourths (8885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper colored body with almost no head formation at all. Smells of sticky, sweet maple and sweet white corn, with a heavily sweet caramel and caramel corn note as well. Some faint cherry wood also shows up at times. Low carbonation, slick and oily, with flavors of semi-sweet maple malt and light plum and cedar. Medium dryness in the finish. Ok to below average.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A quality Ocktoberfest beer, nice German standard lager, mkaes me want to pour it into a huge mug!
hoooraybeer (53) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little heavy on the German metallic flavor. But my objection to that faded about 1/2 way through the bottle. Great color. Really tastes like fall. I enjoyed it, but I don’t know that I really like it.
CheersMate (1325) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice copper, faded leaf color. A real fall looking beer. I can’t believe they are alreading selling it this early in the year. Well, it is the end of August, and this is Atlanta, and we have had a record breaking month as far as the heat is concerned. All tha aside, the beer is transparent, has a weak caramel, and crystal malt smell to it. The malt is definitely noticeable. A creamy and smooth beer, but boy does that malt shine through. Wow, very malty very very little hop flavor. The "kiss of hops" on the deScription must be a butterfly kiss or something, because this lacks hops. Smooth, malty, and not up to the Victory standards.