rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate malt aroma with a little bit of hops. Clear orange color with a large tn head. Mild bitter beginning with a light sweet finish.
reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an brownish-orange color reminiscent of iced tea. nice light tan thick head with great retention and lacing. aroma had notes of caramel, citrus, wheat, and alcohol. flavor is spicier than i anticpated with nice caramel backing. mutfeel is silky and the finish is very dry and lingering with a warming effect. I enjoyed this more than i expected.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found a bottle of this and really enjoyed it. Poured a cloudy, dark amber color. A nice sweet malty aroma with a hint of hops. A full-bodied malty taste with a nice finish of spicy hops.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Malty and with nice touches of caramel. This is the type of beer that make a resurgence in our hop "shortage" present. Makes for a good winter beer without the spices... should be a regular addition to an already diverse lineup.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber/ chestnut brown color with a thin tan/ yellowish head. Malty aroma with hints of hazelnut and subtle hops. Nicely balanced with a strong malty flavor evening out the hops, chocolate and roasted nuts. Much more complex than the usual suspects in this style.
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had better brews from this company. This one’s not too bad but nowhere near some of the other ones I’ve had. Has a strong malt scent with subtle hints of hops (which seems to be Victory’s bread and butter). Tastes mainly of malts. Has a strong malt aftertaste that isn’t too pleasant to me. But it’s not a bad thing, I personally am not a malt flavor type of person. I’m happy to have tried this one out.
glennmastrange (2680) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around with nutty and caramel for the malt, pine for the hops, earth for the yeast, and raisin, butter and brown sugar in the background. Head is frothy, light brown, with good lacing and is moslty diminishing. Color is hazy verging on murky caramel. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, and the long finish is lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy and has a lively carbonation. An excellent balance in flavors and aromas, this is the best Altbier I’ve had. No surprise from Victory.
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what good beer is about. Bottles poured a nice creme head, cloudy carmel red color. Mild hoppy odor with sweet floral undertones. Tasted medium body, creamy body. Nice long after tastesweet and bitty.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-brown pour with a fluffy white head and nice carbonation and lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel and molasses aroma with some yeasty bread notes. Very sweet and syrupy. Malty flavor with caramel, molasses, and chocolate milk. Intense bitter hops dominate the finish. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while. Hides the alcohol well. Not bad, but too syrupy.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: An overtly syrupy sipper with good Altbier elements. Almost good.
How: Tap at Firewaters, Atlantic City
The look: Clear amber body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Earthy caramelized hazelnuts, unexpected milk chocolate notes, red fruits of all kinds, annoying alcohol presence, way too sweet, a little sticky, strong hop bite. I really enjoyed the earthy and nutty elements with the red fruits flavour but the sweetness and alcohol really took this beer down a few notches. This is not a highly drinkable Alt, and Altbiers should be highly drinkable. Here’s to another ten years of hopefully better beer than this one.