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RATINGS: 2583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

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3.8
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.

3.9
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.

3.5
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.

4.4
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Lives up to its commercial description completely; warming, with good spiciness and solid finish. The alcohol is not overpowering, as sometimes is the case with oithers of its type. Good stuff indeed.

3.3
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange/yellow body with a ring of bubbles. Nose-clove, bubblegum, yeast, and fruity candy. Sharp, high CO2 mouthfeel. Taste-soap/lotion, black pepper, anise, sourgough, and banana. Overall it has a kind of dirty, gritty, and thick feeling. Not bad, but I would not go out of my way to obatin one.

4.4
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2005
These guys really nailed a Abbey style Belgian Blonde beer. A strong ale with sweet spicey elements and well balanced because the alcohol is hidden nicely. Has a golden color with medium size head. Thumbs way up on this one. I brought this to a get together and 6 bottles finished in minutes. Great job!

4.3
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled on Apr. 14, 2005. Strongly fruity and sweet aroma, plenty of honeyish maltiness and rather tropical fruitiness with suggestions of golden apple, pear, melon and banana along with lighter notes of powdered sugar and spices, notably clove and pepper. Light golden color, largely translucent, with a substantial, finely frothy head and dense webs of lace. Flavor profile is immediately rife with abundant spices and sweetness, closely followed by an influx of powerful, yeast-derived fruitiness before a long, lightly bitter, acidic and alcoholic finish. An impression of peppery spice, lemony citrus and pale cider emerges late. Mouthfeel is lusciously creamy and smooth, quite a wonder, really, while the body is generously full. Certainly worthy of inclusion in any cellar.

4.3
Dunkelstar (19) - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
One of my All-Time favorate ’local’ beers here in PA. Has a great character and overall taste. Hints of sweetness with a spicy aftertaste. Goes down extrememly easy for a 9.5% beer. The ABV changes sometimes from batch to batch. Be carefull with this one, you’ll forget you had 3 of them.

4.4
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Hazy, bright golden orange in color with some creamy white accents for the head. Effervescent lemons and clean citrus accents in the aroma, with pepper and cloves under it all. Victory has done it again! Sweet, smooth lemon cream and a clover spiciness help to balance this abbey ale and give no hint at the high ABV content. Light and refreshing, yet sustentative. Some orange meringue and smooth spicy peppering on the backend. Very good stuff. Thanks, tpkenned!

4.1
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2005
12oz bottle. Bottled Sep 17th, 2004. Served in my NB worthy glass at 56.7°. Orange/gold color with a small, hazy off white head and packed with small, suspended particles. This bear is beautiful. The nose is orange, lemon, banana, yeast, vanilla, and spice. The taste is yeast, and malty sweet, but in a citric way, like lemonade mixed with orangina. The midtaste is spicy, peppery, and yeasty, with an alcohol heat. The heat isn’t by any means bad, in fact it adds to the taste and feeling of the beer. The finish is dry with the fading taste of orange and lemons. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, substantial when it wants to be, but it is refreshing too. Thanks go out to the captain and whoever got me this beer, who was it?


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