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RATINGS: 2579   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
Perfectly competent belgian style. What sets this apart, though, is the spice on the aftertaste - it really adds a nice kick to a familiar style. This might be the lowest priced beer of its style that happens to be very good.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adavis234 (287) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Nice golden pour with a light, white head and a little haziness. Flavor is yeasty and sweet - a spicy fruit flavor with hints of honey and a soft alcohol finish. Perhaps not the finest beer but a very enjoyable experience nonetheless.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
afw19 (16) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2017
One of the best beers you will taste. Smooth, complex and easily drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1830) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Golden with little white head; aroma is blend of sweet fruit grain yeast notes of grapes and banana; flavor is rich and complex blend of fruit grain spice and alcohol notes of grapes; finished grainy tangy dry but not bitter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2017
12oz Bottlepours golden beer with a white head aroma is light yeasty fruity and a touch of honey taste is dominated by the sweetness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12002) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2017
355ml can picked up at Vinmonopolet Hamar. A near-clear warm golden body, fair white head, clingy lacing. Rather strong aroma of spiced fruit, with scent of alcohol. Mixed taste profile of citrus peels, mid-sweet malts, and alcohol. Dried fruity ending. Well bodied and rather smooth. Decent stuff, not exactly easy to drink (Shared with friends 04.03.2017).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (77) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2017
This beer is ideal for drinking with homemade pad thai and a podcast about mafia men tying up a doctor to steal his medical grade drugs and accidentally entrapping themselves but getting off from a trial by claiming to be kinky and gay. A classic, smooth tripel that pours a golden and clear color, with some strong spicyness. Not as sweet or wheaty as other tripels weve rated, but still a nice unique brew. The 9.5% is disguised well and this one is deceptively drinkable. In a world where $9 big bottles of belgians are the norm, this one is always a great deal with six packs running $10-$13 usually.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (755) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Spicy, yet sweet, aroma of clove, caramel and sweet malts with some booze. Taste is a combination of sweetness and spices: creamy caramel, clove, coriander, biscuits and sweet malts. Definitely boozy taste. Medium to full bodied, mild carbonation, average hoppiness balancing quite nicely. Perhaps a bit too sweet. This is one strong Belgian Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
From a fresh bottle, pours a thick golden color with lots of lacing, some thin white foam. Aroma of Belgian yeast and ester, with some funky tangy orange and spice. Flavor is predominantly a mellow understated Belgian yeast with a caramel malt base, along with some extra warm sugariness. Medium bodied, smooth, warming, not bad for a relatively mass-produced Belgian style, not as impressive or as authentic as other Belgian ales, but enjoyable. I particularly liked the stronger malty presence to this brew, along with the more predictable Belgian yeasty notes. Another quality brew from Victory.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexmate (138) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Golden Amber in colour, big head and lacing all the way down the glass. Nose is of brown sugar, malts and cloves. Taste is fairly similar with a caramel\burnt sugar taste dominating similar to the likes of Leffe Brune, cloves, coriander and winter spice on the finish. Compared to Trappist beers this was a bit thin. Price Paid: 2 - 330ml bottle on clearance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4482) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. Slight hazy glow to this golden beer with a white head. Aroma is light yeasty fruity and a touch of honey. Taste is dominated by the sweetness. Medium body.


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