Star80 (40) - 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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oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of pale malt, big hops, some citrus. Flavor of light malts, citrus and some good hop bite.
DubCInjun (30) - - MAY 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow pour with a hoppy, floral aroma. Balanced flavor of hits with a light, even bitter finish. A simple, yet effective ale.
malvrich (179) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single bottle. Dated enjoy by Aug 2, 2016.
A: Pale yellow pour with tall frothy head that retains well. Little visible carbonation but clumps of lace .
S: Herbal hop scent with slight dry bready note.
T: Grassy hops half bitter half sour. Malt note also seems sour but not in a good way.
M: Low-ish carbonation makes the light-medium body seem lifeless.
O: Canít believe I donít like this more. Maybe a bad bottle, but probably not a repeat purchase.
Augdraught1981 (258) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale yellowish gold with a thin white head. The aromas are very clean light fruit & bread. Nice and even light bitterness, and smooth body with some light fruit & grain coming through in the taste. Clean & easy drinking ale.
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a vibrant yellow color with a floral aroma. A simple malt flavor with a light fruitiness to the beer. Refreshing and tasty with a minor malt aftertaste.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit and lemon zest. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Soft pale malty base with a good citric hoppy bite, leading into a mildly hop bitter finish. Clean and refreshing Ale. 02.II.16
varanid99 (901) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PAle gold pour with a decent white head. Earthy, citrus, malt aromas. Taste is fairly simple citrus and caramel, very drinkable, a little bitterness comes through at the end
Idiosynkrasie (5875) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Protein-impregnated, grainy, strawy aroma, mild citrusy hoppy overtones, hints of lemon zest. Taste is slightly dry, citrusy hoppy, minimally strawy, pale malty basis, hints of lemon zest; rather light, monotonous and slightly watery.
beer_rookie (305) - USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy straw color. About one and half fingers white soapy head. Itís a runny head, but thereís good retention, and runny lacing.
Aroma is earthy hops. Thereís plenty of citrus and grapefruit. I smell some grains, but the hops are quite powerful, it drowns out most everything else.
Taste is hop forward. Citrusy and lightly malty. Thereís not a lot to say about it, but I donít think it is mean to be complex by any means.
Mouthfeel is light body. Itís very light, refreshing. Maybe a little unbalanced, too much hops and citrus and not enough malt. But highly drinkable.
Overall, this would make a great summer beer. I love the label. This would make an amazing beer to sit and watch a baseball game. This reminds me a lot of a pilsener, and thatís okay, because I like pilseners. Yeah, this one is worth a try.
drmet (688) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
-pours a mostly clear straw golden with a yeast film and a big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-lemon,pineapple,soapy,pine,urine,gra the nose plus acetone
-light to medium bitterniss
-light to medium body
Some weird off notes