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 (12777) - 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 (9388) - 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 (3759) - 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 (1882) - 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
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not on par with other offerings. Whereas the Dopplebock is a beautiful beer, this one was flawed with some real "off" flavors.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great version this year a little more hops than usual and as always the right amount of malt to back them up its a shame this is no longer bottled
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, malty, good drinking.