civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This "spiced beer" has a golden color with a lasting head. Appearance is slightly cloudy. Spices have subtle aroma and flavor enhancements, but a slightly yeasty aftertaste. You could taste the alcohol.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: I really didn’t know what to expect with this one and I couldn’t believe how good it was. The 9.5% alcohol was totally hidden, without reading the bottle I would have thought I was drinking a beer with 4-5%. Very nice hazy golden color to this beer. Aroma: fruit, spice, hops, vanilla, banana. Flavor: fruit and spice balanced with malt and yeast and some honey and herbs. Medium body, gentle carbonation, with a slightly sweet finish. Another excellent brew from Victory.
spadaborinn (3) - Hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 25, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb! Sweet taste, could not believe it to be 9,5%. Not a hint of alcohol in it. Probably the best beer money can buy.
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 (2033) - 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 (1564) - 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 (3722) - 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.