StewardofGondor (1933) - 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! 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? xetnauq (13) - USA - JUN 30, 2005
Strictly average - the flavor is not full - it’s a bit acrid and nothing special for Victory. intheric (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Very drinkable beer, which can be problematic given its 9.5% abv. Gets sweeter as the beer goes on. Very little head. ABUSEDGOAT (2902) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Hazy golden, moderate head. Aroma is spices, grassy hops, Belgian yeast, hint of pepper. The usual deal. Textbook. 7/4/7/3/14 on 2/10/2008.
Rerate: Nearly clear golden color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is spiced with pale malt, pepper, industrial phenols. Medium to full body, somewhat sweet, alcohol and phenols in the finish. Definitely not textbook, but definitely comes off as American.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottled on Apr 14, 2005. It pours to a golden body with a thin white, bubbly looking head. Lots of carbonation. The aroma is spicy and not very potent. The aroma also has some barley, some citrus, coriander or clove. The flavor is VERY spicy. Clove, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, wheat, other grains. The palate has a ton of carbonation. Medium-full mouthfeel, creamy. Too much carbonation. Brad (363) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle, bomber: Very well carbonated cloudy golden with a white sustaining rockey head, left nice lacing. Aromas were bready with some faint citrus (orange and peach), lots of mellow malt spiciness as well. Flavor is sweeter fruits (light like oranges) and quite spicy. Big peppery aftertaste. Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Cloudy bright gold color. Little to no head. Spicy aroma and taste. Definitely coriander. Slightly dry palate. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, maybe too well. At 9.5% and really drinkable, this one could get dangerous. 96 is too high for this one. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Lost original rating cause I wasn’t logged in... Anyway, here we go again. Pungent, spicy aroma with cloves, dough. Pours a ruddy, cloudy, dark orange with little head and no lacing. Taste is spicy, very alcoholic, and very mouthfilling. Could stand to coat the alcohol a little better. Very chewy and pleasing palate. A nice offering from Victory. I’ve got this clipboard’d this time in case something screws up again ;) Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
tried it at the h-burg brew fest. Spicy tasting that lingers. i was surprised to see it was 9.5% on here. Didn’t seem that strong.