BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The "exotic spices" just don't do it for me; while the appearanc was nice and the aroma passable, this was just too cloying and sweet for my tastes. Generally Victory's brews are outstanding, so I'll let them slide on this one.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden body with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is of dough, fruit, and yeast. Flavor is doughy, lightly spiced, some banana and yeast. Alcohol is maksed quite well.
MaBeer1972 (1292) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice spice-fruity flavor. Puts a little burn in the belly. Perhaps this is the wrong time of year for something like this. I prefer stuff in the sub-8% range. Still, the alcohol is well masked.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity with an emphasis on wheat to balance, both in the aroma and flavor aspects. A bit of pungent dry straw in the nose. I look forward to trying this again to perhaps get a bit more of exotic spice character. Also, more sensuality would be welcome to accompany the fairly strong alcoholic finish.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not to bad. Not as yeasty as other belgium styles ales. Still very good and worth trying.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Sweet taste and intense alcohol that burns down to the day after. Not my thing. [2.2]
Part of the Tripel Taste Test. Conclusion: This is the one with least flavour and character. It manages quite well to make an approximation of a Belgian Tripel, but does fall slightly behind the others on a head to head comparison. Chrissie found this was her favourite - she said it was the most girlie of the beers.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer formed a small sized ivory head that contained fine sized bubbles that mostly diminished.The body was clear with some fizzy carbonation and the hue was yellow.The nose was lightly malty, light hops, fruity, sweet and some clove detected.The flavor was acidic and bitter tasting along with a smooth, tingly, and light-medium bodied palate.
PorterPounder (5491) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After drinking a Laotian beer - this tasted like heaven. Nice thick murky dark golden pour with a thin white head. Cotton candy aroma. Pleasant bubblegum sweetness to it. High ABV is hidden oh so well. Would be a good after dinner drink. Nice thick mouthfeel - coates your mouth. More please?
Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a stinky yeasty, peppery Belgian aroma. Label is lacking, very gold beer. A nice combination of flavor and palate -- sweet, perhaps a bit lemony, alcohol sting and pepper. Substantial mouthfeel -- bubbly, prickly, pithy. It's like a less-yeasty and clearer, but it reminds me of Don de Dieu, some. Maybe. It's hard to tell after 9.5% ABV.
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright yellow/orange, nice white head. Yeasty aroma, followed by fruit (pears and oranges). Very sweet, apple, some spice. medium to med-heavy body, starts to get cloying. not as good as i expected (due to its being overly sweet and heavy) alcohol comes through in the finish