blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Light spicy yeast, faint malty sweetness, and flowery hops. Good stuff.
Ernest (6422) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of coriander, lemon peel, sage, peppercorns, lavender, etc.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, spicy.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Fans of Helios have long wished Victory would make a lower-alcohol version of that wonderful beer. Well, you can imagine my excitement when my eyes locked on this brew sitting there quietly on the shelf...at least until I noticed that it said "spiced" on the label. So naturally I only bought one bottle, fearing the worst. And sadly, those fears were realized as soon as I poured it into my glass. They fucked this up with a ton of spices, like nearly every other American brewery would. God dammit. God fucking dammit. I hope youíre in the mood for witbier, because that is exactly what this is. Spices galore. Fuck. What a huge disappointment. Mind you, itís an ok witbier...thereís no flaws per se (aside from the ass load of spices), and the flavor balance is good (other than the strong aftertaste of spices), but a saison it is not, nor is it the little brother to Helios that we all had hoped for. Please try again, Victory. Iím being serious...try again...make us a 4.5% Helios Junior. Please. Please. Please.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue monk. Straw colored pour. Minor floral notes in aroma. Lots of floral flavors, pot pourri, citrus zest, grassy notes. Perfume. Good medium mouthfeel. Nice saison
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours a hazy bright medium gold with a dense and eggy platinum blond head. Nice chamomile and white pepper nose, right where you want it, though the aromatics fade way too quickly. For those first couple sniffs and first couple drinks, though, wow, the white pepper and super intense dryness really make you feel like youíve stumbled into something great somehow. Wish that effect held up over the life of the glass, but at least that moment of promise did flash by. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Bits of egg yolk, chamomile, and white pepper on the mid palate, but very subdued. Restrained finish. Not bad. Possibly great. Ends up in the middle, but, sadly, not close enough to great.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a murky yellow-gold with a large lasting fluffy white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus, spices, herbs, light grassy hops and some bready, floral and earthy notes. Yeasty, citrusy and spicy flavour along with light hops and a dry herbal finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I personally like how spicy it is.
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5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Hazy straw, some sediment floats about, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Spicy nose, a little floral, also seems to have a bit of urinal cake like aromatics.   Peppery start, bright orange peel, with bright mountain shrubiness.   Backside has a little bit of that artificial or fragrant soapiness that makes me think of what I whiff while standing at a urinal.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Wheaty finish, fake spiciness, lingering pepper.   Not great, not terribly bad either.   Overall a bit too artificial.   Needs more floral aspects that donít appear to be like soap.
drowland (6257) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/9/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy golden pour with a solid off-white head that fades. Spice, light malts, esters, a hint of plastic, and citrus in the aroma. Lightly malty flavor with plenty of phenolic spice, some citrus, esters, and a lingering dry bite. Light amd drinkable. Nice.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Pretty thin and very light, but with a lively mouthfeel and a lot of refreshing citrus in the nose and flavor on top of light but noticeable saison earthy spice. Not great, but quite pleasant."
alexsdad06 (6096) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small to medium sized quickly disappearing white head. The aroma has a big herbal component, grass, light citrus with mild spices. The flavor also leans to the herbal side, light spices, grass, pale malts and light citrus. The key word with this is light; it is thin and soft on the flavors. I would put this in the worth trying once category. Nothing is bad, but there are many beers I would rather have again.
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft @ the Austin Gingerman, last stop and last beer before heading home .. .
pale gold .. . light yeast, straw, and hay .. . pizza slice is nice .. . light refreshing mouth .. .
good for sitting outside .. . a touch bitter .. . love you amnee + troy, it was a great weekend .. .
this was an enjoyable beer, a good session indeed .. . .
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