daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Auburn color. Malty and sweet nose with a touch of leafy hops. Oily and sweet, the body had hints of nuts and a nice maltiness that ends lightly bitter. Not bad, certainly not great, not sure if I've ever had an octoberfest that I've loved.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 11, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish color, looks alot like Killian’s red. Nice aroma, taste leaves much to be desired. Still not a bad effort, not great, but also not bad.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 11, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
For once, my opinion abotu a Victory! beer is in line with others’. Overall, this beer seems incomplete. It looks nice--clear and reddish, although only an adequate head. As Phillybeer notes, there is not much character here. Predominately yeasty and malty, this beer could use a good dose of Ayinger. Rather disappointing.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dissapointing...strange fruity/malt flavor didn’t appeal to me much. Not horrible - but still a letdown.
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special about this one. A little malty, and for some reason a bit of fruit in there as well.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not one of thier better efforts, have tried most of Victorys beers and this is sub-par. malty, fair hop spicyness, just not there?
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2000
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very mediocre beer and my least
favorite of the 3 Victory beers I’ve tried so far.
Starts by looking great in the glass - a great ruby red color.
But at first whiff, it loses its appeal. Its aroma
and flavor are primarily malty, but without character.
A slight bitterness appears at the back of the tongue
when you swallow it, but again, this bitterness is without
character, and aside from this bitterness, the hop presence
is just about nil.