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RATINGS: 2332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2003 Clowdy golden color with nice foamy head. Smells of spice, yeast and malty sweetness. Tastes sweet all the way through, with only a slight hint of alcohol in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
Wow, something GOOD from Victory. I only wish all their beers went down as nice as this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2003
Aroma is complex, with notes of clove, plum, malt, and some other spices that I can't identify. Color is golden, lousy head for a Belgian-style ale. Warm flavor of malt, plums, and spices. Body is pretty full, and you can really feel the alcohol. I opposed to filtering Belgian-style ales, but this one was alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2003
Orangey yellow in color with little head. Alcohol evident and not as smooth as other examples I've sampled. Subtle spice, some fruits. I found it a little unbalanced and lacking a full, smooth mouthfeel that is present in the Allagash.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2003
Interesting. I've never had a Victory beer before, but I can certainly say that I'll drink more, after this good experience. It may not be fair to categorize this Pennsylvanian microbrew this way, but my first impression was "Karmeliet Light". That is, lighter in flavor, but not light in the alcohol. It has the same clove/banana flavor as the Belgians, but seems a bit smoother. Head was quite small and almost non-existent. Beer was a light yellow/orange color. Smell was musty like a Belgian. Overall though, one of the best attempts that I've ever seen by an American brewery to duplicate a Belgian. It could stand to be a little less sour and a bit more dry, if you ask me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2003
Not exactly my style but a very good brew.Nice golden color with a fairly long lasting head,aroma was malty ,spicy with some hints of citrus in it.The taste was semi sweet with some spiciness in,it slight alcohol bite but it fades fast.Nice warm alcohol feel going down with a spicy bite in the after taste very nice brew to finish off the evening with.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Another impressive product from perhaps the best microbrewer in Pennsylvania. It packs a punch with it's 9.5% ABV.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 Light golden color. Slight sweet aroma. Not much flavor, tastes like alcohol. Victory has great beers - in my opinion this isn't their best.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Mmmm, assaults the nose with spices, cloves, bananas—good, deep yellow bananas, too, not the too-sweet-brown-spotty bananas. Bubblegum maybe? Fresh bread dough and malty sweetness. Breathe deep; it's all there. Deep gold color. Sweet and rich, buttery smooth on the tongue slipping down the throat like a thief leaving the taste buds crying in the dark, robbed and alone until the next sip. Like a sweet baked shortbread with a tangy finish. Goes great with meringue pies and acidic fruit that complements the sweetness. Enjoyable any day. Off to Victory!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Pours into the glass with a deep golden body topped by a thick moderatley lasting white head with a good amount of lace left behind. Slightly spicy and yeasty aroma with citrus accents. Sweet and yeaty flavor with spicy note and orange accents. relatively smooth, medium to full bodied and slightly warming. An average tripel, nothing spectacular in my book.


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