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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Malt beverage with natural flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - JUL 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-4-12 Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear amber color with a one finger head of just off-white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a sweet and malty smell with lots of fruit of peach and apricot as well as a bit of toffee and some biscuit and bready malt smells. Along with these aromas are some lighter citrus and earthy hop mixed with just a hint of lemon. Taste – The taste begins with a quite bready and sweet flavor with the sweet being a mix of the lighter fruits that were detected in the nose (peach and apricot). A little bit of orange and grape work their way onto the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, with them being joined by a somewhat grainy flavor. Toward the end, the apricot and peach really intensify and mix with a little amount of an earthy hop flavor and some light hay, leaving a nice fruity sweet and bready flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lower side for a maibock of 7.0 % abv. with a carbonation level that is average. Overall a little thicker body may have been better for the heavy sweet and malty flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was alright. Overall – A very easy drinking maibock at 7.0 % abv. with a nice big sweet and bready taste. Well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from notes 10/11. Pours a clear golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma was all about the herbs; sage and rosemary kinda stood out for me, hints of citrus, with some pale malt and grass. The flavor is much the same as the nose. A dry grassy bitterness to the finish. I thought this may have been as good as, if not a little better than the other two, but not enough to justify the huge difference in price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5140) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated slightly hazy yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was floral musty wheat dough and banana. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Brett strong malt wheat floral dough and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (510) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
2012 Bottle to weizen glass. Pours with much less head than other two bottles. Hints of green herbal spice and lemon. This seems like the middle between the stone dogfish versions. Good but not much stands out on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl. Hwy). Light farmy sort of nose, with some herbs, maybe rosemary or thyme. Light amber color, thin head, nice slow slinky lace. Mild peach, pear, and citrusy initial / bittering and tang heads into the sinuses / smooth herbal finish, and delicate strained fruit notes reemerge. Thin-medium body. Tasty and light. A bit sweet for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 20, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 11, ’12. On tap into a plastic tasting glass. A: Faintly herbal, sweet, lemon, and a yeast bready aroma. A: Pours a gold with a soft cap of white head that has little retention. T: Some light underlying malts upfront with fairly intense herb flavors (lavender, rosemary, and sage) and a unique mustiness note as well. Very well balanced. Slightly peppery on the finish. P: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish. O: I like the things that make this one different from other saisons, including the mustiness to both the aroma and taste as well as the peppery notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (718) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Appearance was clear light golden with diminishing white creamy 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are simple sweet pils, mild earthy citrus hops, spice and slight tart bready yeasts, no alcohol. Taste are sweet pils malt with lemon, grapefruit hops, slight earthy spicey hops. No alcohol and strange medicinal yeasts. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with meduim body, lasting citrusy yeasts medicinal finish. Maybe a bad bottle, but not fruity like Saison are.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A clear, straw colored beer with a small white head. The aroma is hay, hops, and grain. The flavor is slightly bitter and piney with nice yeast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 2, 2013
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/15/2010: Victory Saison du Buff... Aroma: Very much like the other two versions, but probably more closer to Stone: Lots of rosemary with some thyme and citrus peel. Appearance: Cloudy pale golden yellow with a dense white to off-white crown. Flavor: Floral and soapy with the herbs coming out more in the middle along with tangy malts; citrus pithe and a growing bitterness come through in the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied, maybe even pushing medium-full; soft, yet slick and nicely oily. Overall: Also very good, a very much like the DFH and Stone versions; I liked the DFH one the most, followed by the Stone version and then just slightly behind is this one; the flavor and herbs are a bit more subdued in this one, but for the price Victory is the best deal at nearly $1/bottle cheaper than the other two... Go figure!

12 fl. oz. bottle (6.8% Alc./Vol. / 11 16 2011). Rating #360 for this beer.

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