mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Very strong beer like a barleywine. It pours with a nice head and is light in color. It was an aged bottle. Really good. Good aroma to it, and those aromas change as the beer warms up. Very pleasant beer to drink.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is almost overpowering in it's youth. The beer pours with a nice head that produces a light lace and has a very attractive orange-yellow color. The aromas seem to be constantly changing as the beer warms. Most smells are sweet, as is the taste. My initial taste produced almost entirely alcohol esters. While the beer was a little too cool, it tasted as though somehone had put a shot of Vodka in my beer. As it warmed, the alcohol nose and taste diminished, but never completely disappeared. Towards the end of the glass, the sweetness became very strong, almost overpowering. With at least a few months aging, this becomes a more mellow, rounded beer and it is much more enjoyable.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this alot. Very lacy long lasting head. More mellow than others like New Belgium, but in a good way. Spices really came together as it warmed.
RichardGretton (4418) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale ale appearance with a light head. Fruity belgian beer style aroma, and a belgian beer malty flavour. A reasonable belgian beer imitation.
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden hue with mostly diminishing head and okay lace. Aroma hinted of aromatic hops, lemongrass, hay, doughy yeast, ripe fruits (peach and plum)and touch of bubblegum and even smoke. Taste was fruity sweet with a nice sour undertone and some bitterness. Some spice appears towards the finish. The alcohol was very well hidden expect for a minor chest warming. This medium-bodied brew has a lush yet lively mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this tripel and would recommend it to anyone.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
thedm (5135) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.