hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle says "Enjoy by Aug 20 04". I did anything but "Enjoy" this one. The taste of this beer is outright not at all what I was expecting it to be for a weizen bock of which I have rated six total. It had a medium sized creamy and smooth vanilla head with fine sized bubbles. The body was carbonated and semi-transparent with an orange-brown hue. The nose was fruity, spicy and citrus. The flavor was acidic, lightly bitter, very sour tasting, and somewhat exotic fruity tasting which did not set well with my palate by any means. A disappointment from Victory in my opinion.
thedm (5553) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew labeled August 20, 2004 poured a large sized head of fine to large sized light brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a semi-transparent brown color with no visible carbonation. The aroma was mix of brown beer, floral, fruit and malt. Interesting to say the least. The mouth feel is sour and off with an initial repulsive reaction from me. Not what I was expecting at all. The flavor contains notes of clove, mild vinuousness, malt, fruity esters and probably a few others that are quite exotic. A strange brew that did not fit my palate at all.
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fine beer. Nice fruity aroma with bananas and cloves. Hazy red brown in colour. Thinish but pleasant notes of bananas and cloves come out to make the palate happy.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red brown color, with a nice thick cream head. Aroma is top notch in complexity. Has sweeter notes of grape, banana and plum, yet balances it out with the wheat, some spice, like nutmeg and clove. Taste hides the alcohol quite well, as it is smooth intially then has a considerable bite to the end of it. Leaves a warm sweeter feel on the tongue and a little sizzle on the lips. One of the best beers I've had in a while, but what else would I expect from victory.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Taste is very sweet, yeasty, and sour (bananas, apples, plums, raisins). Nice mixture between the bock and the wheat. Not for me though.
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is wheat, grapes, lemons, bananas and caramel. Apperance is a murky brown with a moderate off white head and fair lacing. Flavor is syrupy with a very strong grape presence. A good kick of sour fruit, banana, wheat, and tart apples. The finish is thick on the tounge with a moderate alcohol burn. A nice beer and something to be sipped on slowly. I've heard of an infection problem on the best by 8/20/04 bottles but my bottle seems fine. And if its a bacteria causing the pleasent sourness, then rock on bottle infection! Once again I thank cb and TAR for providing this beer.
muzzlehatch (4464) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bready, yeasty, lemony in the nose -- is this a "weizengueuzebock"? Infected perhaps -- not very bock-like at all, though the bottle didn't gush as infected beers are wont to do. Very acidic and carbonated, little in the way of "bock" or wheat profile, more citrusy than caramelly or woody/smoky. Still, infected or not, off-style or not, it's tasty and worth a try. I hope to have it again and find out if this bottle was a sport.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 Citric aroma bouncing off wheaty yeast...Chocolate earth underneath the lemony profile...If Schoune had a weizenbock, this would be it...Is this a tasty infection or just how it is supposed to be?...
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 This beer pours a brown body with low apparent carbonation and a very quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is of banana, brown sugar and citric notes (grapefruity). Not too complex and no Aventinus. Taste has a light sourness from the wheat and more banana/brown sugar flavours. Body is thin-medium. I don't think this was infected, but still it had a sourness that seems out of order in this style. Luckily I've got another bottle and a re-rate is in order. Thanks Mike!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The_Beer_God with the hook up on the MoonGlow, I let this baby sit for a few months so I think it’s about ripe, ~ Thanks Mike!
Pours a mahogany body with a THICK and frothy kaki head. Nice malty fruity aroma, nose of apples, peaches, apricots, plums, tangerine, and a dry yeastiness. Lets take a sip….. kind of a sour shock that I was not expecting! I certainly picks up some sweet toffee / caramel notes in the finish but he initial punch has a bitter doughy rotten lemon bite, very strange. It’s like an old bruised pear with some coriander, clove and nutmeg sprinkled atop. But the finish fades to a herbal spicy honey resemblance… I don’t know what’s going on with this brew? I’m on the fence with this one……. I wish I could show this brew more love but it’s just kind like an armpit with honey and spice.