DYCSoccer17 (3466) - 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 (2608) - 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 (1374) - 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.
johndoughty (4217) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one hits you and it hits you hard!Not for the faint hearted it is a bottle conditioned tripel.Lovely golden appearance, spicey and powerful it cries out to be drunk, preferably slowly so as you can appreciate its complexity. Strong but not overpowering it has subtle flavours that make it a highly recommended beer.