ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruits, bread, and roasted malts. Has a nice balance between sweet malts and bitter hops. A dry smooth finish. Not too bad.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of apples and leather. No head to speak of. Color is a blend of brown and red and very clear. Taste is dry and pasety with a note of ruit and flower. Not the best thing to come out of Victory.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an attractive caramel color with small head. Aroma is yeasty with notes of maple syrup, honey, lemon, and slight floral hops. Flavor is slightly malty with nice notes of honey and grain to compliment the yeast. Pretty good for a lager. Not altogether light, which I think is a good thing.
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. small fluffy white head, slightly cloudy gold. aroma of hops, some pine. nicely balanced taste, slight sweetness of the malts, little bready, with a touch of hops to balance the finish
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, pours a dark golden color, no real head. Aroma when poured cold is very non-appealing and almost metallic-smelling. When warm, definitely a sweet maltiness is present with some vegetable charater. Taste is very subtle and light, just mildly sweet. Very little bitterness. Body is light with quickly fading carbonation, very mild sweet finish. Very objectionable when consumed cold but not bad at room temperature.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poures no head, smells like mostly honey. Decent carbonation with a small presence of alcohol. Color is orage red. Kinda taste watered down. I wanted more from a victory
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour was a clear gold with a pillowy, white head. Nose is a light sour ale, with possibly, a Belgian character, and spices. Taste is the same, with light fruits, and a lingering sparkling finish. Of all the Oktoberfest beers I’ve tried, this is the farthest from the norm. Not terrible, but again, a mediocre Micro.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest from the tap. Amber color with thin head. Aroma of sweet malts and a touch of hops. Flavor was sweet with caramel malts, a bit of honey and a slightly bitter hop finish. Not bad, but not too exciting.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium red/orange with a good frothy head. Aromas of yeasts and malts. Caramel sweetness and malts all come through in the taste. A descent Oktoberfest.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper amber with hues of gold as it’s shows off it’s exceptional clarity. Almost tan colored head of foam that fell to a nice ring and a film on top. Carbonation can be seen streaming up.
Nose is terrific. It is doughy malt, yeasty bread and herbal hops. Perfectly simple. The hops are earthy and give a nice perfume. The malt has a bit of sweetness to it. This beer is decoction brewed.
Taste is firm and and medium bodied with a bit of slickness to the mouthfeel. It’s crisp and it has nutty toasted grain. Lightly sweet bread and herbal earthy hops. Finishes semi dry and with plenty of malt flavor to linger in the aftertaste.
Victory has the habit of making clean and crisp brews that are sharp, meaning distinct and clear. That’s what this beer was. Clean, subtly sweet and earthy. It has abundant flavor and a palate that is ready for anything from burgers to pasta primavera.