MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 2004 version, update: Tap at Andy's. Clear golden, with a very slight white head. Malty alcohol aroma. Malty flavor. A little alcohol note. Slight vanilla and slight hop. This bottle of beer I sampled was from a Victory trip back in 1997ish (not sure exactly when, but in the early Spring). Yellow orange in color, with protein chuncks throughout. Oxidation, Slight corn, alcohol and malt in aroma. Flavor was very light, with a lingering malt aftertaste. I give this a couple of style points for being drinkable after all this time. A very fun tasting. Overall, 3.4.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The tap says lager, which it clearly ain't. The commmercia description says Bock, which doesn't seem quite right either. Honey sweet, good bitter hoppy finish, almost syrupy. Closer to a well-hopped barley wine than anything else.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good bock. More like a mild Maibock I believe - mildly sweet, vaguely hopped, mild alcohol & honey.
Did I mention Mild? I guess with all their other great flavorful brews, this one came across a bit flat.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn't seem all that sweet to me. Alcohol pretty well-hidden, which is always tough to do. This is a decent bock, but doesn't hold up against the bock alltime greats like Ayinger Maibock.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some fusels, faint malt. Light amber colour. A little bit of stickiness. Like an underhopped Polish mocne. Lacks the melanoidins I seek.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright golden color. Candyish and somewhat plastickey nose, a touch of fruit. Body is thick with malt and has a light hoppiness. These do nothing to combat the much too evident alcohol and the over-the-top sweetness. Not very good, maybe one of the worst ones from this brewery.
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Crystal clear deep straw-colored brew.
Almost no head. The nose is malty with notes of honey and flowers. Lesser notes of citrus fruit and butterscotch.
Up front, the flavor is of soothing orange blossom honey and citrus fruit. Clover and lemon peel (just barely bitter) on the backside. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Nice dry finish. Warm alcohol seeps slowly down the throat at the wee end.
Very good brew! Overall, the alcohol is well-disguised.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak aroma with light malts. Hops imparted a sour note. Tan amber clear liquid with no head. Light smooth carb and medium watery body. Light dry hops and decent malt profile. Good bitter in finish and sweet nutty after. One of the more disappointing Victory beers.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Draught @ Victory. This one pours a absolutely clear golden color. There was very little white head on it. The nose was somewhat malty and also had a slight grassiness to it. The taste is a bit of a malty biscuity taste, and was slightly sweet. The medium body belies its 7.4% alcohol. Very Good!
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the first pint off the first keg of the season. Good balance between malt and hops, toffee undertones