freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Complex tropical fruity overtones. High alchohol content very present in flavor.Light golden color really conceals the waterfall of flavor contained within. A whack of clove and coriander and a hint of pear is present in the full aroma. A nice bitterness tempers the ample sweetness at the end of the swallow. Great, but heavy as well.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Re-Rate of last years. Deep golden appearance with inch pillowy head. Aromas of mustard seed,coriander,spicy hops,&fruity yeast. Earthy,yeasty,flavors with a tangy hop finish.Little yeast in the finish as well.Probably has something to do with the many particles in the glass. Gets thicker as it warms and the yeast and alcohol flavors are intsensified.Decent example of a Belgian triple in US IMO.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, golden orange color with a white head producing decent lacing. The aroma is sweet and spicy, with a touch of yeast. One of the best triples Iíve had because none of the flavors are overpowering. A nice yeastiness, but not too much. There are certainly spices in this, but none are two strong. The flavors blend and mesh, creating a wonderful triple, perhaps my favorite so far. How can you not be impressed by Victory?
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden yellow. Warm apple pie with plenty of gooey icing. A perfect amount of chewy yeast mixes with a delicate pastry mouth feel. This is a great beer!
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressive belgium brewed in
Pennsylvania. Wonderful spicy, fruity kind
of dry flavor. No sense of the almost
10% ABV other than a bit of burn when it hits
the tummy. Excellent!!
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 Beautiful hue; wonderful fruity taste with honey overtones. Way to go USA.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy golden color, with just the right amount of head. Nice citrusy smell, honey in there too. Coriander, orange, honey, and god knows what else in the tasting. Warms my belly nicely. Itís a shame I have to travel so far for this amazing stuff.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This best US beer Iíve ever had! Ripe apple aroma. Haxy, golden color, good lace. Very smooth, sweet, fruity, apple, orange, complex. I just kept on tasting till the glass was empty and I was sad because of that. Long lasting sweet finish.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice tight white head on this cloudy golden yellow beer. Spicey nose. Candy sugar sweetness with fruit notes balanced with a not so subtle clove/cinammon spice flavor. Nice bitterness in the finish. A very good Belgian knock-off.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at the Ginger Man in NYC. Was an OK beer, except that it just did not taste like a "Strong Belgian" to me. Was far too "American" to be considered in that class.