MikeEnIke (6) - - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - Fruit and some spice. Smells crisp and fresh with just a tinge of alcohol content present. Smells better as the glass empties.
Appearance - Clear and golden with a nice 1 finger head that persist throughout the majority of the session. Light in color to match the summery flavor.
Taste - A medium amount of bitterness for a blond ale, but absolutely welcome. The hoppy scent is aided by the hoppy finish that lingers. Bitterness leaves a fresh taste that persists, but not too hoppy to resist throwing back a few. Tastes floral with a sweet caramel malt in the background. No off flavors I can recognize.
Palate - Light and playful on the palate. Bitter finish that lasts, but isn’t unpleasant. Light body, overall lighter beer with the perfect amount of carbonation and flavor for a summer day.
Overall - Great beer that fits in well with hoppier golden ales. Akin to Victory Prima Pils in the bitter light ale sense, but clearly a different family of hops. Will be drinking this again.
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.
3.5 S: This smells refreshing. Clean neutral maltiness. Hoppy for what it is, offering mainly floral and citrus notes. Not much else to say.
3.75 T: Tastes as refreshing as it smells. Clean neutral malts, light citrus hoppiness and a bit more floral, and a mild to moderate bitterness.
3.75 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Just enough thickness in here. Light creaminess.
3.75 D: Supremely drinkable. Perfect lawnmower beer or anytime beer.
asheft (2671) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. Spicy and citrusy noble hops aroma married to light pilsner malt. Very nearly clear light gold under a lacy, white sheet. Slightly spicy hay Hallertau flavour that starts with an assertive bitterness that develops into a sweet, pilsner malt. Excellent balance, even if more bitter than most authentic Helleses. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bitter grassy and earthy nose. Pale golden, low white head. Medium light dry grassy base, quite bitter, minerally strawberry finish. Extreme english session ale.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors into a pint glass. Clear gold appearance with a small off-white head that lingers and laces the glass. Aroma of hop spice, toasted grains, floral notes, light bread and pale malts. Similar flavor, crisp, mild hop bitterness and light sweetness. Light bodied, fresh and easy to drink with a light dry finish. Seems like it would be a sessionable crowd pleaser.
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Gold pour with a trifling white head. Aroma had some grassy hop, citrus and biscuity malts in the house. Lightish body. Flavour was dry and crisp with notes of lemon, grass and a little pine. Solid enough with ok hoppage but this doesn’t rank amongst Victory’s finest.
cwill (16) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden appearance, taste of lemons. Plenty of hops, but still light and refreshing
Cavie (3985) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at BTBF 2015. Clear gold appearance. Zesty, sour sweet aroma. Fruity nose. Hoppy taste with citrus lemon and spice.
hopwine (492) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is floral hops, honey/grainy/bready sweetness. Flavor is same with a light bitterness that cuts through the sweetness nicely.
pinkzambia (1584) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ Flying Pie: clear gold color with a small white head. Fairly strong hop aroma with a solid hop backbone in flavor. This is my kind of Golden Ale!
NikkTwist (1890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft ar Fado. Gold pour. Foamy white head. Some lace. Feels like a mildly hopped up pilsner. Mild. Nothing offensive. Beats a Bud. Could be a nice suggestion for individuals a bit scared of IPAs. Otherwise not extraordinary.