RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's 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. Cheers!

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5045) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Dark amber color with no head. Nice aroma of bread and spices. The first thing that smacks your tongue is alcohol. Some slight yeastiness is present, but I couldnt pick up much else. Maybe the alcohol was too over the top to let the rest of it out to breathe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottled 8/27/04. Amber/orange color with a white head that quickly disappears. Aromas of sweet malt, brown sugar, and fruit. Flavors similar to aroma, with the fruit standing out. there is also some spice and alcohol. The alcohol is there, and noticable, but not overwhelming. Since this is only two months old, aging should improve it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled March 2003. Body is a hazy orange with no head. Aroma of citrusy hops and bready yeast, with a little bit of alcohol too. Tastes very sweet, bordering on cloying, with a pretty significant alcohol presence. Quite spicy and peppery, with a hint of grapefruit as well. Alcohol warmth lasts into the finish, which is a bit tart but not dry at all. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2004
V-12 is a well rounded Belgian Strong Ale. Deep copper color, thin tan head. Strong begian candy aroma. Initial alcohol taste, but after a few sips the alcohol is drown out by spice and fruit flavors. V-12 warms you after a few ounces. 750 ml was bottled August 2004. I have a few more bottles I am planning on cellaring for a few years. It will be nice to sample the subtle changes in V-12 with time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle date 3-11-03. The aroma is full of figs, dates, sweetness and alcohol. Sticky sweet mouthfeel, very full and rich. Practically no head whatsoever, body is a cloudy off-amber. Flavor is initially very sweet, but alcohol takes over too noticeably.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2004
Crystal clear rich amber color with little or no head. Malt cherries, and spice on the nose with hints of carmel and sweet fruit. Heavey mouthfeel with sweet palate and lingering sweet finish, almost clying though the alcohol which is well hidden balances it out nice. Sweet fruit flavors with vanilla, carmel, cinnamon, and malt on the finish. Fresh peaches linger as you await nother sip. Another great beer from victory.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Poured a medium mahogany color with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and apples. Little spicy finish. Alcohol lightly noticeable (but not 12%). Overall a decent Belgian Strong.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 I had the pleasure of enjoying this free of charge at the Victory brewhouse in Downingtown. Almost like a wine, with an abundance of grape and light spice flavoring. Impressive appearance and goes down very nicely, it warms the soul and makes you happy to be alive. Almost taste too much like wine though. Nonetheless, without Victory, my life would be incomplete.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a deep chestnut with a dense white head that is mostly diminishing but does leave a solid spider web lace all over the glass. Snickerdoodle cookies, pears, mellow floral hops, and apricots up front, melted candy in the mid-palate and cherries, apples and red licorice on the finish. Very smooth but still heavy in the mouth. This is amazingly complex and a phenomenal ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2004
Wheat and olive nose with some spice. Spicey efferecent mouthfeel. Doughy/cobweb yeasts with more of that wheat/olive taste.


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