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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Barleywine like aroma, lots of malts, dark fruits, some bourbon notes as well. Flavor is medium sweet, very muted spices, a bit of Belgian yeast esters, but still more of a barleywine than a Belgian beer to my palate. Tastes barrel aged interestingly enough. Medium body,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Complex aroma with way more going on than I can pick out. Taste is similar but a little more restrained.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (680) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle. (Rated from memory from las night). Amber/orange. Sticky, sweet sugary fruit, boozy. Pretty good, but too sweet and unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (193) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle into snifter. Hazy orange-brass, quickly dissipating white head. Wonderful nose of sweet dried apricot, biscuit, touch of cinnamon or clove? In the mouth, high alcohol sweetness but not as much as one might expect from 12%. Malty, long finish that evolves from sweet to fruit. Heavy on it’s own, but balances nicely with a chicken adobo of all things -- I think because the vinegar in the dish adds a needed contrast to the thick sweetness of the brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelhead3686 (252) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a off white brownish head. Lots of malt aromas of bread, toffee, and and some chocolate. There are also some citrus and and spruce. It has a medium to heavy sweetness and almost no bitter. This beer is almost a desert. The body with medium to full and has a creamy and fluffy aroma that fills the mouth with even the smallest sip. It’s a little too sweet for my taste and has almost no bitterness to balance it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with a small off white head. Mostly spicy aroma. Somewhat tart with some fruitiness and spices. Smooth finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark golden with a good pale head. Aroma is citrus, raisins, Belgian yeast, heather honey. Full bodied, slightly boozy on the palate. Taste is raisins, honey, booze, citrus, honey.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle share. Cloudy orange. Aroma of fruity malt, bitter citrus hops, wet biscuit. Taste is sweet, with a punch of bitter. Mouthfeel is tingly, sticky, and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Golden with one finger head. Light body with good Belgian spicing. Slightly boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4230) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange body with a small white head. Nose is citric peel, oranges, Belgian estery yeast tones, alcohol, candi sugars, hints of raisins, grains, resin and herbs. Taste is citrus, white sugar, mild banana, alcohol, raisins, hints of resin and caramel. Full body, medium carbonation. Very pleasant freestyle Belgian ale from Victory.


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