AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 on appearance just because Victory’s labels are so freakin’ cool. As for the beer, it was amber and slightly cloudy, average head. Caramel, pears, hints of cideriness in the aroma and flavor. The strong wheatiness is overcome by silghtly stronger hoppiness in an interesting way. The alcohol content was well utilized: not prominent at all, but you could detect it adding complexity if you looked for it. Excellent dry finish, another winner from Victory.
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ya have tro give the Victory boys a hand for trying but this isnt what its suppost to be
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely red amber color with a perfect cream head. This beeer gives off a grainy malt odor of an unrefined nature. The sweet malt flavor is subjugated after the creamy from gives way to the desert wine taste--that leaves touches of cough syrup on the tongue’s tip. The body betters as the beer airs and warms--becoming more mature and developed. The alcohol is masked well, blending to accentuate the beers piquant notes.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is no longer any doubt in my mind that Victory is the best brewery in the states. Wow. Aubrey, I should have just had you send me six of these! Beautifully redgold muddy and alive in the glass with a pungent inhale that trumpets ’WHEAT’. I just plain out love the contrast between the mouth puckering citrus and the smooth, creamy, banana action. Actually, now that I think about it, it’s a good thing I don’t have six of these, because I’d be a hopeless wreck for the dinner party I’m supposed to be hosting tonight. This is a great beer!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know you’ll get a flavorful brew when you see the Victory name, but this is one of the least impressive I’ve had of their line. Deep, cloudy auburn color with a medium off-white head. Carbonation just kept going and going, and bubbles were still rising 3/4 of the way through the beer. Yeasty, caramelly and slightly sour aromas with bready malts and yeast in the flavor profile. The finish is quite sour - sour apple - with hop bitterness complimenting. Flavor is fairly full and the brew sits well on the tongue. A good beer, but not outstanding like many other Victory brews.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Soviet Red with a big-bubbled and lasting head. A little cloudy, with some juicy floaties swimming about. Estery nose. Big sour-citric flavor. A little yeasty... and a little spicy. Reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru a little. Very citrusy and sour, mouth-puckering finish was great. Loved it! Rerate: Hazy and deep red-orange with a frothy head. Yeasty nose. Nice and rich texture; sort of milkshake-like. Malts were wheaty and doughy, and rather sugary. Flowery, balancing bitterness. Complex fruit notes throughout, such as plums, apricots, prunes and raisins.
rich42 (128) - USA - MAR 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmmm good... crisp and dry yet malty.... strong but very easy to drink... enjoying a glass right now. easily my favorite wheat beer as of recent...
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SOme great flavors intermixed with some unwelcome ones. Heavy esters. Almost underattenuated. A tough style.
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Aroma is dominated by fruity notes of apples, musty yeast and hint of caramel malt. Palate is much lighter than I expected. Pours with a cloudy orange-brown color with fast dissipating head that ends up in a whisp of bubbles. Unexpected sour taste (green apples) with undertones of numbing caramel. Not bad.