crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it on tap. Nice hazy golden color. This is a rather complex beer with a very sweet taste. I am a big fan of belgian style beers, so this was a real treat. Give this a try, especially if you like belgians.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 A nice murky orange color with a creamy white head. Fruity aroma with no hint of the alcohol that awaits. Spicy initial flavor with a sweet after taste. I really like this brew. No indication of the 9.5% alcohol. 8/4/9/3/18
Bubbly mellon orange color with a nice head of tiny white bubbles that lasts till the end of the glass. Aroma is spicy and just a touch of sweetness. There is definitely some yeastiness to the aroma. I wonder how this would age? The flavor seems well blended with the alcohol hiding only in the background. The body is appropriate and the finish is warming. While the aroma demonstrates some sweetness, the finish is dry if only from the alcohol.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden cloudy color, nice white head. Smells of hops and spice. Tastes fruity and crisp. not bad for it’s %.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden, creamy white head. Sweet aroma of spiced vanilla apricot and peach, fresh dough, with a slight hint of banana. Flavor is rich and doughy, with notes of honey, herbs, spiced orange peel, and pear. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky, semi-sweet finish. ABV well hidden. Highly recommended for the tripel lover in ya!
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Taste is fruity, malty, spicey and yeasty. Very sweet. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Belgians aren’t really my thing, but this is highly recommended.
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Pours a cloudy gold color. Aroma is vanilla. Flavor is yeasty vanilla with a touch of peaches. Above average and very different. Hides the alcohol well.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2004 Tap @ Victory. Cloudy golden color, nice white head that fell a bit too fast, maybe it was sipped off by impatience, moderate lace. Good carbonation. Nose is yeasty & herbal. Flavor is spicey and yeasty with a moderate flavor of cloves. I did not notice alcohol. The clove flavor is strange to me in a beer but I know some who love it. My rate would be higher if I didn’t have this aversion to the clove taste.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty cloudy golden ornage color. Well coarbonated, lots of fiz. Sweet and plain tart aroma. Flavor runs similar, sweetness and tartness but neither to their extreme. No candy sugar or grapefruit juice extremes here. Mouthfeel comes off light, which I would attribute to the carbonation level. A very enjoyable beer. Thanks to Haukur for the inspiration, as this was one of the beers that he asked me for.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Cloudy golden color with floating yeast chunks. Very carbonated with lasting head. Belgian smell that I characterize as medicinal. Flavor is awesome. Bubblegum and yeast with a slight medicine taste. Lasting sour-apple aftertaste. My favorite Victory beer.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The sign at Bottleworks said that this beer was “probably better than what you were thinking of buying”
Happier than one would think for the style but then this is Victory. Fruity, a bit spicy a easy drinking beer. I can’t seem to give this beer a proper description lets just say the boys of Bottleworks were right