mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeast aroma was very strong on pour - just like I had hoped for. Lighter body and beautiful golden color. High carbonation made this one quite fizzy. Citrus hop notes intensified a bit as the beer warmed. Notes included some banana or cloves as well. Nice subtle bitterness on finish. I really enjoyed this one.
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aug 2005 - What a disappointment. Beer poured with a lovely pale golden color with nice bubbly head. The aroma of this beer was awful. It smelled...not quite skunky, but skunkyesque. The mouthfeel was dry and carbonation. The taste just wasn’t really there (and it was the first beer of the night, so no palate issues). Citrusy tasting but little sweetness. I’ll take Hennepin every day of the week over this (and it’s cheaper, too).
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber pour, some lemon, some yeast and some spice on the nose. flavors of spice, fruit and a little bread. ok
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of LordMaynard. Thanks, Russ! Pours a cloudy, effervescent whitish-yellow color; fluffy white head with web-like lacing. Some toasty vanilla and lemons and coriander in the aroma. Boozy, medium mouthfeel: spritzy lemons and chewy esters; overly sweet saison, not to style at all. Lengthy, candy sugar and lemony finish.
jmcinerny (17) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle bought in College Park MD. Lots of sediment that I stirred up. Poured quite cloudy and looked great. Was surprised that this was a saison. It tastes more like a sour ale. Perhaps if it were called a sour then I would give it high marks. I do not get any clove or bubblegum that I expect of a saison. I love this brewery and thought that I would be biased to high marks just because of the name. Everything else I have had from Victory is great.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Classic, cloudy golden yellow with a foamy white head. Light brett, some banana, clove and a hint of spice in the nose. Flavor has notes of light pils malt, slight hint of graininess, banana/clove, lemon/citrus, orange peel, ample noble hop bitterness and a hint of spice. Moderately sweet with a tinge of sourness.. Finishes dry. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, a excellent US saison.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 2005 Bottle. Hazy yellow with a huge head. Aroma was sweet pear, lemon, and spice with some yeast. Smooth and drinkable, but not outstanding.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Bottled 4/1/05. Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy ocher-yellow color with a huge white head that faded quickly. The aroma was spicy, citric and dry. The flavor was sour, tangy, dry, bretty, citric, spicy and had a earthy undertone and a long wheaty, bretty and earthy finish.
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t too impressed with this offering from Victory, it poured a dark golden color with a bit of hazing & cloudiness, not a whole lot of head though, a little bit of lacing around the glass, nose of grass, lemon, light hops & yeast, the body was very spritzy & carbonated, the alcohol showed through more and more as the beer warmed, it even got a little rougher around the edges as it warmed as well, this was a little overly-carbonated with a fizzy mouthfeel, flavors of lemon, citrusy orange, bitter hops & a bit of rye bread, too lively of a finish, I was really hoping this was a little more subtle, kind of like Sly Fox’s Saison, but it just didn’t reach that level, this was a bit of a disappointment
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good for an american version of the saison. Bottled in 2005 it seemed to have mellowed out alittle bit, not a bad beer.