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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a minimal off white head. Aromas of bread, light earthiness, light carmel and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and some light fruitiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas and tastes of fruitiness, honey sweetness, and a little floral. I was getting some alcohol in the finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. pale golden beer with a creamy white head. The aroma is nice, fresh sweet malts, with lots of bready/cakey character. Light lemony citrus aroma. Very aromatic. Good flavour as well, sweet pale malts without ever getting cloying. Lingering yeasty breadiness. Really nice maibock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. The pour was medium gold, with little head and a lot of carbonation streams. Aroma was caramel malty, with a lot of intermingling light skinned fruit and subdued hops. Tasted of caramelly malt up front, with backup fruit such as pear, apricot, and honey dipped peaches. Finishes crisp with some hop presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, tangerine, vanilla, toasted dough, and toffee malts. Taste of juicy citrus, sweet, toffee malts, with husky corn, more toasty dough, and a dry finish with some light alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Draught: Aroma was hard to discern because of cigarette smoke in the bar! All I could really smell was berries. Poured golden in color with no head and no lacing. Slightly sparkling. Flavor did not have much to it. Some hope notes, and also lightly fruity. Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish. Overall, just fair.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4748) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2007
Tap at Barcade - whoa, now this is a nice maibock! - crystal clear, honey-colored beer, with constant, bubbly carbonation - sweet, malty aroma, balanced out really well with soft, herbal notes and hints of wildflowers - strong honey sweetness up front, quickly tempered by herbal, almost tea-like flavors - very bright, fruity/berry notes, complimented well with a mild hop bitterness - this is followed quickly by the wildflower quality from the aroma, which combines well with the constant honey sweetness - really nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink - the best victory beer I’ve had in a long time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2007
On tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House. Pours a translucent golden orange with a foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, actually had the aroma of walking into the Victory brew pub, hints of citrus, lightly floral with some bready malts. Flavor was bready, sweet grainy malts, light hop bitterness with a general fruitiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle at ABF on 6/16/07
Light copper-golden beer with some darker bronze shades. Clear, with a medium-small, off-white head that receds quickly to ring, leaving minimal lace.
Sweet honey and toffee are combined with fresh, zippy lager yeast and well-tempered toasted maltiness, providing a fair balance in the nose. Hops are earthy, mossy and only moderately bitter, though they do lend some yellow fruit qualities that help ripen the complexity. No flaws or alcohol in the nose, though with warming, a sugary, cakey sweetness threatens to take over, with vanilla icing and honey getting a little too overt. Medium strength of aroma.
Not anything earth-shattering in flavor, but proof that Victory can and does still make some very competent, drinkable, lesser-known styles. Honey and lots of sugary dough crowd the beginning, while lager yeast crispness is laced throughout, ending somewhat pronounced on the finish, though breadiness and creamy-vanilla notes add a lot of sweetness. Carbonation is a little lackluster, probably too loose, allowing some wateriness on the end and too much sweetness up front. Fruity hops with just a tinge of citric bitterness and light earthiness, add a pleasant depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
Tap at Barcade: This stuff is weird at first, but balances out as it warms. Definitly has evident German chracter. Sweet malt aroma with a honey character and some fruity hop notes as well. Seems a bit herbal. The flavor is similar with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Has a bit of strange fruityness, and a floral character. The body is held nicely by a sweet malt back. A bit simple, but solid.


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