Ungstrup (31499) - 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?
omhper (21897) - 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 (16931) - 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 :-(
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey-amber; aroma of sweet malts, tart raspberries...interesting. Sweet perfumy malts lead the way across the palate, trailed by a sourish wild yeast influence. It works well in this beer at its current levels, but if unchecked could ruin bottles held in the cellar.
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red-brown body with a medium beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fruity (more cherry than anything else), spicy and caramel. Flavor is rich and aggressive, but not complex -- it’s sweet and cherry, spicy and caramel. Somehow the 10% alcohol on this one is almost an afterthought. This is a good one, a very good one, but I can only imagine how good it’ll be after it ages a couple of years.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared by TheBeerGod. Bottled 11/7/03. Pours a murky copper brown color with a thin head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is toffeeish and lightly tart with currant and berry notes. Taste is significantly more tart with big berry notes, cherries, butter, toffee. Full bodied. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
madsberg (11069) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
clear amber, thin tan head, sweet fruity aroma, rich fruity malt flavor with a touch of tartness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Victory. Poured a deep mahogony color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits (raisins & plums), malts and spices. Alcohol content well hidden. I really enjoyed this one.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2003 Re-rate: 3/25/03
I still love this beer, but due to the lactic acid problem, with time, it turns into a very nice Flemish Sour tasting beer. I take back my comment about the Westy 12 and Rochefort 10.
This beer rocks.
I found very little fault with this beer. Better than Westy 12 or Rocheford 10 in my book. Very complex.
The aroma speaks heavily of sweet malt and dark fruits. Cherries and raisins. Lightly yeasty nose. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Beautiful dark sparkling amber hue. The Khacki head is large and rocky, but diminishes fairly quickly. Small, creamy remains of the initial head is fully lasting. Excellent lacing.
YUM! Very malty and sweet up front. Slightly pungent and a tad bitter and salty on the backside. Fruity and pleasant. Alcohol is not evident. Full-bodied brew. Lively carbonation and a wonderful, heavily creamy mouthfeel. Long dry finish. This is a great effort from Victory. A must try for all Belgian beer fans.