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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
Bottled. Lovely golden body with a large bright white head. This beer head rich flavour and complexity with a satiny palate. Balanced and smooth, the alcohol never dominates.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Hazy orange color, with a wispy white thin head with no lacing at all. Aroma is spice with citrus. Taste is a touch spicey and quite vinous with a nice burn on the way down. Mouthfeel is quite light considering. Aftertaste is a bit cloying.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 7, 2003
This brew poured a small head of mostly lasting finely sized white bubbles that left behind no lacing and a transparent yellow orange colored uncarbonated body. It had a nauseating aroma, a bitter mouthfeel and a mild malt flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
I like this one. Pale clear golden if you don't swirl the yeast, cloudy orange if you do. Yeasty taste is kind of like a mixture of Duvel and Hoegaarden. Sweet almost vinous body, warming, and smooth. A sleeper. Don't drink more than one.

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 (1368) - 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 (5277) - 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.


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