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RATINGS: 2301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2003
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1292) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2003
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 30, 2003
not to bad. Not as yeasty as other belgium styles ales. Still very good and worth trying.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5491) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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


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