MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown, thin cream head and ring. Dusty earth nose, heavy hay, light chocolate and roast. Victory pils flavor has lightly green cocoa and pine up front, mid of light roast, finish a bit sweet, not enough grain though small bubbled carbonation, soft yet spritzy and on point.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler 1 day old thanks to MrChopin. Pours a clear, deep cola. Thick, coffee foam. Big retention and lace. Nose is grassy hops, hazelnut, whole wheat pizza crust, earth. Taste is dry, bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, waxy bitter chocolate bar. Really good. Palate is snappy, crusty, bready... bringing that Victory pils palate to a schwarzbier. Quite nice and very different. A special treat!
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of MrChopin. Bubbly black pour with a thick tan head. Chocolaty slight roasty aroma. Tons of grassy citrusy hops. Lightly sweet chocolate flavor. Dry and bready with a bitter grassy hop finish. The hops mix well with the roasty malt. Easy and drinkable.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours an amber transparent color with a thin frothy white cap. This beer is supposed to be a hybrid of sorts, so the color is not meant to be "to-style"
S: Lots of German yeast notes, grain, wheat, a urinal-cake phenolic-like note, and light earthy hops that make it floral. Not terribly complex, but very inviting
T: The hops give a solid bitterness, grainy, earthy, wheaty, and very smooth. Everything works well together, including the yeast. Not necessarily to-style, but very good
MF/D: Smooth feel to it despite the kind of prickly carbonation, the finish is of light grain and wheat. Body is lighter
callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Clear, muddy brown body. Healthy off-white head. Decent lacing and retention.
S: Grassy, resinous hops. A little different than expected. Some baked bread in the background.
T: Much like the nose. Grassy hops. Slightly smoky malts which was not expected.
M: Nice light-medium body. Nice bitter bite at the finish.
O: All in all, a decent beer, too many "surprises" for me made it a little tougher to get through than I would like in a pils.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours an orange body with a white cream good head retention. Malty up front with light coco notes but quickly softened by a grass y noble hop tone. A bit spicy in terms of the hoppy grass tones and some bitter resinous oily tones. A hint of citrus and sharp finish. Delicious.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the keg at Brewvival on 2/26/11. light orange pour with a thin white head. blended hop and malt driven nose. medium body with a really nice bitterness layered over roasted malts... starts to enter the black ipa thing. roasted finish with a lasting bitterness.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours a clear caramel with a medium sized white head. Lightly floral, toast and malt. Clean hop profile. Malty, big noble hop flavors coming through, with some more light floral notes. Nice big bitterness and toast. Long tannic finish with toast and more hop bitterness.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Crisp malty nose, lots of crackery malts, light honey, a touch of biscuit, and grassy hops. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lots of grassy-lemon drop hops, firm biscuit malts. Very nice.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium brown with large white head. Some bitterness with roast finish before a lot of munich sweetness before a touch of noble flavor and a dry finish. Verall a bit sweet for a schwarz with far too little roast.