GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Clear golden yellow with no head. Aroma is sweet, floral, and yesty in a way that made me think "Belgian!". Mouthfeel is creamy and pleasant. Flavour is tart and musty, a little spicey, a but of barnyard. Nice stuff, but it wasn’t as great as I’d been expecting based on it’s reputation. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle courtesy of blankboy. Golden yellow pour, no head. Soft slightly floral wheat/grass aroma. Strong alcohol in taste - not much else though. Certainly a strong light malt and wheat taste as well I suppose. Some spice as it warms, with a lingering bitterness. 96 percentile? An Abbey Tripel? Really? DI had no idea. Decent, but not great. AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Pours a clear gold with a thin head. Aroma of spices, clove, yeast. Tastes sweet and clear. I think it does indeed bear resemblence to a hefe-weisen, but sweeter, and a warmer alcohol feel. Not a "great experience" beer, but worth the drink. HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (12oz) - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalev’s domicile - provided by blankboy. Poured a slightly hazy yellow-gold with an average, creamy, off-white head and very nice lacing. Aroma - noticeable alcohol, sharp-sweet malt - very much like a classic strong belgian wheat - yeasty, and a bit "urine-y" on warming. The alcohol behaved itself on tasting, I got the spicy maltiness, ashy hop bitterness, a bit of banana, other fruits - somewhat citrus-acidic on the linger. Very nicely balanced for a 9.5% - I want more. I didn’t get any sediment,but would not have minded at all! maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Bottled. There was a whole heap of sediment in the bottle but careful pouring isolated it and therefore the haze wasn’t too much. The colour was on the copper side of gold and not much head was produced. The aroma was very spicy peppery and yeasty. It is a very inviting smell. The taste is also very spicy and yeasty. The alcohol comes through nicely, warming you up, and everything combines together to produce a well-balanced tasty beer. Score 4.0
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.9
$9.99 six pack from Central Market. I wouldn’t have laid out that kind of cash on a new beer if it weren’t for the Victory name. As tripels go, this one is very wheaty with cloves and spices and other stuff all over it. Lots of other stuff. If masking the high alcohol was the attempt, it succeeded. A little too well for me. This one is pure adulteration. Where’s my beer? I won’t buy this again. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Bottle-12oz. Victory has just arrived in Texas...and we’re thrilled!!! This beer has it all, flavor, looks, body, smell, body, etc. And the 9.5% is well hiddened, until you drink 2! Better than 90% of any Belgium ales you can buy here in the US. Over the top..wow. I’m sending some off to my buddies that haven’t had this...have fun guys...
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
This was very nice for a tripel. Yellow fizzy body with fizzy white head. The nose was spice, and the % was well hidden . Good , but most victory are. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
a very big bubbles everywhere carbonated looking loudy yellow color w/ a small white head that broke up quickly. Scent is sweet belgian yeast alcohol pears lemon rind and a butteriness even a touch of nutmeg. Well coated lots of carbonation good body and nice creaminess once it warms up a bit. Tastes sweet and yeasty an odd strong taste w/ a lot of spice cinamon, nutmeg, pepper. Some light fruits but a bit overpowered by the spice. This is some pretty dang good stuff. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUL 12, 2005
pours golden with a white head. aroma is biscuity, yeast, banana and raspberry. buttery lemon cake flavor, very clean lasting lemon flavor. quite good. clean finish that is wheaty a nice brew, with light spices.