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
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mthead (2) - San Marcos, California, USA - AUG 15, 2003 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 !
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.