bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy brownish color, light brown head, sticks around an average length. smells deep and alcoholic but does not taste it. carbonation couples with the biterness for an interesting flavor. just like having a good weizen bock in germany.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a hazy, medium orange color with a off white head. Sweet and spicy. Bananas as well. Not bad.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The initial taste that is experienced is so unique and invigorating. I believe I had this from the tap at Victory, and do not remember it being so great. The aroma, apperance, and flavor are all excellent. I thought that over time, I would get tired of the flavor, but to the last sip it was truly sublime. Again, there are not enough superlatives to describe the quality of Victory brews.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head quickly diminishes. Cloudy brownish orange color. Aroma is sweet smelling of bananas, peach, clove and alcohol. Flavor is mostly bananas with a light lemon at the finish. Alcohol taste is noticable but not overwhelming. Warming in the throat. Medium body.
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Redish amber color. Aromas of spice, wheat and banana. Flavors are sweet malt, bananas, spice, caramel and hops.
Body is medium, and just right. This is very good...it caught me by surprise.
Update - I tried another one, one day later...even better.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.06.04 12oz bottle. Pours a clouded, fiery reddish amber with a wispy tan head. Aroma is spicey banana and creamy, smells like autumn. Body is fuller than I expected, although I admittedly did not know what to expect. The beer reminds me little of Aventinus, but may be just as good...or better. Alcohol emerges and warms with temp. This is like bananas and milk and cinnamon sugar and some orange candy, all with notes of musty pumpkin. And it tastes really good.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Cloudy amber color with a quickly falling off-white head. Very fruity and spicy aroma with hints of yeast and wheat. Taste is very complex. Mixtures of wheat, yeast, clove, banana and a very slight hop note at the end. Nice sweet and lingering aftertaste. Very tasty.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a bottle from Slob. Color is cloudy amber (much lighter and cloudier than Aventinus). Aroma is fruity and spicy but not much clove or banana. More cherry-like. Taste is wonderfully interesting. Lots of banana and clove here. The wheat chatacter is also evident. Finishes sweet with a lingering alcohol bite. Great beer.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Victory. Cloudy amber/brn w good lt. beige head that fell quick. Nose was rich malt w a touch of clove & very light hops. Flavor was quite clovey, slightly sweet w min hops. The full clove effect doesn’t go well with me yet, or maybe never.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a light mahogany. Nice color, rather dark. The head is thin, dense and mostly diminishing.
The nose is a silent killer. It is truly phenomenal. Tart cherries, apple skin and suprisingly there are not many traditional weizen flavors (babana, nutmeg and clove), some but very little. The smell is lovely but bizarre for the style. It sort of resembles a brown beer from flanders in its nose.
The first taste is luscious, sharp and full of flavor. Banana first, then a clove spicyness along with a little peach. Next is the sourness. It’s bizarre but acidic and full of a lovely sour apple and orange spicyness. The alcohol is hidden throughout, until the finish where it aids in a delicious aftertaste. The wheat and the yeast play a backup roll but they both perform to the best of their abilities. Very clean.
Wow, another stunning Victory. A great interpretation of the style. Everything I was looking for.