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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.


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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
hazy yellow-orange with a 2cm white head that leaves gorgeous lacing. Aroma is difficult--almost a fruity/pasta odor. Start is a class deep dusky Belgian yeast flavor with maybe a hint of orange. Palate is extremely smooth as well as a smooth and refreshing finish. Hides the 9+% extrememly well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2003
Yeasty and orange nose. Golden hue with creamy white head. Just like a belgium blonde beer. Yeasty and orange flavour, quite sweet and bit too sweet. Good enough effort though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mthead (2) - San Marcos, California, USA - AUG 15, 2003 does not count
Having heard and read so much about Victory, I was anxious to try my first ale from them. I don't want to say I was dissapointed, just not impressed. I chose this brew versus others because of "Eastern Exotic Spices". Initial smell was a light sweet smell. Golden color give it an easy drinking appearance. Taste covers your tongue and sticks around. The alcohol doesn't overpower the rest of the brew but it packs a punch. The is only one place in San Diego County that carries it and it cost me $12.50 for a 6 pack. I'll pass on it in the future. I am anxious to try the Hop Devil though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Not one of my favorite Victory beers. Very sweet at the beginning - bannana, candy, nutmeg etc. Finishes sweet and hoppy with a definitive alcohol taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Whoa ! Initial sweet candy banana nutmeg clovey notes happening here with blatant alcohol presence that will leave you with the spins if you drink one too many ! Good thing this beer isn't available in 7-11's because oh what chaos it would cause ! I have had Allagash and I know a lot of ppl consider it superior to G.M. but I tell you they're almost indistinguishable. This is something that ought be had with food to ease the alcohol from slamming your noggin too quickly ... Great great American made beer !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2003
12 oz. bottle. Tight white head. Hazy, gold color. Fruity , yeasty nose. Medium body. Medium sweet, fruity, appley, notes of cinnamon and a nice blend of other spices. Somewhat mead like? Much tastier than i remember. 9.5% alc. is well masked. Finish is medium sweet, clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Golden yellow in color, eggshell head. Alcohol yeast aroma. An excellent beer packing a lot of alcohol. Spicy and sweet....a bit too much candy sugar taste though....very bold and tastey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Bottle. A very interesting beer! Golden, nice head. Average aroma...maybe half average golden ale, half Chimay White. Very sweet, effervescent and sparkling mouthfeel, typical Belgian triple flavor with a nice finish. Spicy. Very nice and interesting beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
I find it difficult to rate a Victory brew so low, but I'm just not a fan of the Belgian-styled brews. I can tell that this is a fine ale for those who enjoy the style, though. Just a bit too far on the sweet side for my palate.


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