RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ruby richness in the form of a Belgian inspired ale of 10% alc. by volume. Richness, ripe fruit flavors and their rewards await you. So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Natures most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (36459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2005
An unclear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is of hops, coriander, and somewhat sour. The flavor is sour with notes of citrus and overripe fruits. This was a disappointment, I usually love Victory beer, and this is a 10% ABV Belgian Ale - how can it be sour? infection?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour. Vinegary nose. The acidity is cherry like, reminiscent of Rodenbach, but more yeasty and flowery. The mouthfeel is clean, and Im sure the marked acidity is unintended. Still I kind of enjoy this freaked out beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Ruby-amber color, cloudy. Malty aroma, red peppers, salami, magnesia. Some malt, but probably infected Not very good :-(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Orangey-amber; aroma of sweet malts, tart raspberries...interesting. Sweet perfumy malts lead the way across the palate, trailed by a sourish wild yeast influence. It works well in this beer at its current levels, but if unchecked could ruin bottles held in the cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Clear red-brown body with a medium beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fruity (more cherry than anything else), spicy and caramel. Flavor is rich and aggressive, but not complex -- its sweet and cherry, spicy and caramel. Somehow the 10% alcohol on this one is almost an afterthought. This is a good one, a very good one, but I can only imagine how good itll be after it ages a couple of years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2009
750 mL bottle shared by TheBeerGod. Bottled 11/7/03. Pours a murky copper brown color with a thin head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is toffeeish and lightly tart with currant and berry notes. Taste is significantly more tart with big berry notes, cherries, butter, toffee. Full bodied. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12107) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
On tap at Victory. Poured a deep mahogony color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits (raisins & plums), malts and spices. Alcohol content well hidden. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Brown dense head. Hoppy and sour aroma. Some citric notes. Sourness is all around this beer. I dont think this is a good beer. It might be infected or too old, I dont know, but its not good. Thanks Springslicker for providing this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10994) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2003 Re-rate: 3/25/03 I still love this beer, but due to the lactic acid problem, with time, it turns into a very nice Flemish Sour tasting beer. I take back my comment about the Westy 12 and Rochefort 10. This beer rocks. I found very little fault with this beer. Better than Westy 12 or Rocheford 10 in my book. Very complex. The aroma speaks heavily of sweet malt and dark fruits. Cherries and raisins. Lightly yeasty nose. Alcohol is very well hidden. Beautiful dark sparkling amber hue. The Khacki head is large and rocky, but diminishes fairly quickly. Small, creamy remains of the initial head is fully lasting. Excellent lacing. YUM! Very malty and sweet up front. Slightly pungent and a tad bitter and salty on the backside. Fruity and pleasant. Alcohol is not evident. Full-bodied brew. Lively carbonation and a wonderful, heavily creamy mouthfeel. Long dry finish. This is a great effort from Victory. A must try for all Belgian beer fans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/07/2003
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

clear amber, thin tan head, sweet fruity aroma, rich fruity malt flavor with a touch of tartness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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