Star80 (32) - 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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johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a pretty clear deep straw color with a good sized tightly bubbled white head that recedes to form a cap on top. Aromas of bready and light caramel malts with a solid floral spicy hop to counter. The flavor is rich sweet bready malts with a bit of earthy spicy hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Wow I really enjoyed this beer! Extremely clean, simple, but quite flavorful at the same time.
Peter29 (3) - - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A refreshing light beer with a clean after taste. I do enjoy the fizzy bite that it has as you drink it.
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a lighter gold-straw color with a good-sized foamy white head with modest retention and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured floral notes, with mixes of straw and pine, along with grainy hops, and caramel malt as well. A somewhat bitter grainy and lightly hopped beer mixed with lighter sweet and malty tones as well. The body had an average mouthfeel in terms of thickness and was fairly dry with good carbonation.
BLADT (473) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Clear yellow gold with active head of large suds. Clean smelling aroma of earthy hops, some grass and faint honey cereal malts. Taste is decidedly dry and bitter, though not aggressively so. Just a hint of citrus at the end. Not the best balanced.
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden foamy white head; aroma sweetly hoppy with hints of subtle fruit and floral notes; feels medium foamy ; finishes dry grainy
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. brewster.
Beautiful yellow/gold color.Nice is grassy with floral hint. Taste has citrus / tropical fruit up front along with malt. Mild hops, nice finish. Well balanced, easy to drink and enjoyable.
MayumiH (42) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours in a chilled glass, golden orange with a white head. Really good looking and taste didn’t disappoint either. More hoppy bitter than fruity. Dry finish. Proper summer ale, i reckon.
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
18th June 2014
Bright clear pale gold beer, small bubbly white head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Light pale malt. Touches of floral things and pine. Mild lemon and grapefruit. Light dry finish. Not bad.
harrisoni (13213) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BottleDog, London and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Hoppy golden ale. Some good sherbert hop. Rather drinkable and I like the hop a lot. good beer. A little empty in the malts maybe.
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is pale to golden yellow with a quick living white fizzy head. The aroma is bready, grassy, and like river water. The body is light to medium but generally refreshing. The taste has a toasted pale malt character with a slightly more notable hop bitterness at the end.