Star80 (38) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by sept 26th 2013.
A- Pours out a very clear golden lager color, deeper-gold with lots and lots of bubbles in a somewhat frothy, sticky head.
S - Wow this is one of the most grapefruit forward beers I've ever had. I mean literally smells like fresh grapefruit when you cut it in half and are about to eat it. Also smelling some grassy hops as well as some bready malts.
T- Taste is rather complex mix of citrus grapefruit and some grassy herbal hops. Also some sweet malt in there, very lager like.
P- The pallet is rather full but not overly rich making this pretty sessionalable and drinkable on a hot day. Bubbly, crisp and refreshing.
O-Overall I'm not unfamiliar with this beer nor any of victories offerings. I had this beer last summer yet this year's version seems a little better, tweaked to be a little more hoppy. I'll definitely be buying much more this stuff as the weather warms up. What I like about it is it isn't hollowed out in the middle like a lot of newer, hoppy sessionable summer beers which are becoming fashionable.
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IndianaRed (2711) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap bright deep golden with a full white head. Slightly sweet light pale malts and just a littel noble hop at the end. Full bodied and rich. very satisfying for a golden. Victory !
AshtonMcCobb (3415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - dried lemon peel, slight cakiness. Kinda panetonne of sorts.
Taste - really tangy lemon peel, then something tropical, maybe melon. Light cake in the background again.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - would definitely go down well in summer. Good bitterness.
Chudwick (2296) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into glass. Grassy and weedy. Sip adds caramel. Thought this would be better since the ratings...
chinchill (2560) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz undated but recently purchased bottle (from notes).
A hazy yellow straw with a average white head that has OK duration but leaves more than average lacing.
Mild aroma, and not particularly attractive. Earthy, fruity (mainly citrus), overly floral, with some off notes.
T - has more and much better flavor than anticipated. More hop contribution than usual for style, with some malt background, a lemony tint, and a bit of yeasty fruitiness.
M - Thin, semi-watery. Good carbonation.
O - a mix of good and bad. Rather striking contrast between aroma and taste.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6596-20140815] Bottle. Grassy earth aroma has a light buttery resin. Clear, pale yellow body with medium-lasting creamy white head. Straw bitter grass flavour. Medium body. Tasty, easy to drink. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
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Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Colonial Liquors. Pours pale straw yellow with a thick, fast fading head. Aroma is hay, grass, hops and faint citrus. Taste is slightly metallic and surprisingly bitter. Moderate to strong carbonation.
JMCtime (32) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not very good. Tastes like a big brand beer with generic flavors. Nothing really stands out.
ffaoe (293) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong citrus aroma. golden and clear with little head. taste is strong of citrus hops
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beermerchants
Best by 20 September 2014 - Pours clear pale yellowish with a smooth white head. Aroma of hay, grass, floral hops and citrus. Taste is crisp, grassy and slightly floral with some citrusy notes. Finish is crisp and bitter with some hints of hay and grass. Easygoing, but balanced and tasty golden ale.
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, grapefruit, perfume--all kind of mild. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head that falls after a minute into a skiff of foam. Taste is much more bitter than I was expecting; also has a bit of tartness. Tastes more like an American Pale than a Golden Ale. Crisp, refreshing, highly carbonated. Nice beer. BTW, it expired two months ago, but it seems perfectly fine.