CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured into the glass a amber/copper/orange color and was very clear, very bright, seemed to glow with the light. The head had an orange tint to its big foamy white mound. The aroma was of herbs, hops, bread (yeasty) malt and some hints of alcohol near the end, slight. The taste was of roasted bread malt, herbs, hops, caramel seemed to pick up near the middle of the tongue then ends with the nutty malt and slightly bitter hops flavor. A good example of this style of fest beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good beer from these guys. Not as creative as some others but solid still.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious rendition, brought to me courtesy Urbnhautebourg. Sweet, but only just so, a bit toasty caramel, a touch of hops at the close. Wonderful, and as Britt has said in the forum, very very similar to Dominion’s Octoberfest.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not their best but a commendable solid beer. One of Victory’s initial launch, and among their least extreme products. I have a strong preference for their riskier offerings — Hop Devil or V10 — but this is a good, easy drinking beer. Beautiful clear golden beer with a white head, starts with sweet malt and fruit and finishes with a dry hoppy aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear amber color with a moderate light head. Nice caramel malt aromas. Very good malt flavors. If one fault a touch to hoppy for the style. A very good amber lager.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great Victory Brew. Nice and crisp and good hops.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer, good hops.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Re-rate. What are they doing to their brews?? Is it me?
Clear amber with tints of orange. Decent head, awesome caramelly sweet malt nose with some subtle spice? Fairly smooth and creamy in the mouth, RICHLY malty and tasty with just a subtle hop bite.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid, respectable Victory product. If not a total victory, this beer is at least a draw. Reminiscent of Gordon Biersch’s Okto, but less aromatic.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp clear amber color with a foamy head. Sweet well balanced aroma leaning towards malty. Sweet malt flavor with a hoppy background. This beer is smooth, yet oily.