Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a fizzy tan head on a cloudy copper colored body. Sharp aroma of yeast and caramel and plenty of fruit. Extremely sour citrus and lemon flavor, is it suppose to be like this or is it infected? I hope it’s infected!
omhper (22762) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Copper colour. Vinegary nose. The acidity is cherry like, reminiscent of Rodenbach, but more yeasty and flowery. The mouthfeel is clean, and I’m sure the marked acidity is unintended. Still I kind of enjoy this freaked out beer.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby-amber color, cloudy. Malty aroma, red peppers, salami, magnesia. Some malt, but probably infected… Not very good :-(
Ungstrup (33445) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An unclear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is of hops, coriander, and somewhat sour. The flavor is sour with notes of citrus and overripe fruits. This was a disappointment, I usually love Victory beer, and this is a 10% ABV Belgian Ale - how can it be sour? infection?
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Brown dense head. Hoppy and sour aroma. Some citric notes. Sourness is all around this beer. I don’t think this is a good beer. It might be infected or too old, I don’t know, but its not good. Thanks Springslicker for providing this.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Celebration November 2004 at CapFlu’s place. Bottle from November 2003. Dark brown in colour. Aroma was quite sour and acidic, lots of citrus and vinegar. Flavour was very sour (but not like a good sour beer has), yeasty, citrus, vinegar. Finish was acidic and vinegary. Its a shame that Victory can’t solve the infection problem. Thanks for bringing this bottle Rastacoure.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
OK I am getting one of these in a trade soon, so I will hope it is a different vintage, and I will re-rate it then. In the meantime though, it is important to note that this was possibly a batch to avoid. Same November 2003 750 ml bottle as the 3 previous raters. Same sour - but not the good kind of sour - and citrusy aromas. Colour was a nice rich brown, However the aroma wasn’t misleading - this was sour oranges and overly acidic and vinegery. I think it might have been enjoyable so I have high hopes for my next bottle.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Same November 2003 bottle as the previous two raters... Sour vinegar, oranges and chalk in the aroma. Brown-orange with thin, tan head that rec to ring. Orange, yeast and vinegar in the flavour. Very sour. Coats the teeth. Oily in the mouth. Fair carbonation. Bottle with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomgb and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Famous November 2003 750mL: Nice orange-brown color. Thin off-white head. Off balsamic sour nose, slightly woody, not quite Flemish sour like since you can really feel that this sour yeast punch is off and that’s the annoying thing here, you can smell the acidity comes from the yeast. Straightforwardly sour, dry, vinegary and yeast infection flavours. Rather thick, moderate carbonation (you can feel this must have been pretty good). I heard they won’t brew this again? Too bad really.
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(20oz bottle) Bottled on November 7, 2003. This beer was sour and had the ever common "Victory stink". It poured out like brown crap. It was god awful to taste and think about. I dream of the old days when this brewery wasn’t infected. GEEZ, the last festival I attended where Victory was present - the draught beers they were presenting (Golden Monkey and Hop Devil) were also spoiled. Get it together boys!