notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2007
Tap at Barcade - whoa, now this is a nice maibock! - crystal clear, honey-colored beer, with constant, bubbly carbonation - sweet, malty aroma, balanced out really well with soft, herbal notes and hints of wildflowers - strong honey sweetness up front, quickly tempered by herbal, almost tea-like flavors - very bright, fruity/berry notes, complimented well with a mild hop bitterness - this is followed quickly by the wildflower quality from the aroma, which combines well with the constant honey sweetness - really nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink - the best victory beer I’ve had in a long time. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap at the CBC: Pours a clear deep golden with a dissipating white head. Aromas of pilsner malt abound with beautiful lofts of noble grass, perfume, and floral hops. Lots of wildflowers. The pallate is really perfect. Not nearly as sweet as many maibocks but substantative. Flavors are semi-sweet, floral, and perfectly well balanced. Finishes appatizingly dry/
This is not a beer that many here are going to like that much. It is perfectly well made, balanced and lovely, but not knock your socks off. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Terrific Maibock: aroma was full of bready cereal grains, and a subtle bit of honey. Beer was light golden in color with a dull light hint of brown. flavor was sweet and malty, with lots of cereal grains and a light spicy bitterness. Very slight note of honey. medium palate. quite enjoyable. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Draft @ Drafting Room Spring House. Golden color with a medium head. Sweet aroma with lots of malt and honey in the nose. Taste was very sweet and had just enough hop presence to balance things out - Good Maibock! egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, tangerine, vanilla, toasted dough, and toffee malts. Taste of juicy citrus, sweet, toffee malts, with husky corn, more toasty dough, and a dry finish with some light alcohol.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draft at Capone’s. Clear golden color with creamy full head. Malty aroma. The taste was nice medium roasted notes with mild sweetness. Light bitter finish. Pretty good beer from Victory. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle at ABF on 6/16/07stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Light copper-golden beer with some darker bronze shades. Clear, with a medium-small, off-white head that receds quickly to ring, leaving minimal lace.
Sweet honey and toffee are combined with fresh, zippy lager yeast and well-tempered toasted maltiness, providing a fair balance in the nose. Hops are earthy, mossy and only moderately bitter, though they do lend some yellow fruit qualities that help ripen the complexity. No flaws or alcohol in the nose, though with warming, a sugary, cakey sweetness threatens to take over, with vanilla icing and honey getting a little too overt. Medium strength of aroma.
Not anything earth-shattering in flavor, but proof that Victory can and does still make some very competent, drinkable, lesser-known styles. Honey and lots of sugary dough crowd the beginning, while lager yeast crispness is laced throughout, ending somewhat pronounced on the finish, though breadiness and creamy-vanilla notes add a lot of sweetness. Carbonation is a little lackluster, probably too loose, allowing some wateriness on the end and too much sweetness up front. Fruity hops with just a tinge of citric bitterness and light earthiness, add a pleasant depth.
On draft at Capone’s. Pours deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of toffee, fruit, and floral hops. The flavor is sweet, ctirusy fruit, toffee, and finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Tap at Capone’s. Clear amber/orange color. Spare lacing. Big, sweet caramel and toffee malt, brought into near balance with some bitter hops. Ends bitter, and maybe a bit alcoholic. But still a nice beer. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 9, 2007
On tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House. Pours a translucent golden orange with a foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of sweet grainy malts, actually had the aroma of walking into the Victory brew pub, hints of citrus, lightly floral with some bready malts. Flavor was bready, sweet grainy malts, light hop bitterness with a general fruitiness.