steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 smells like spicy apple bread pudding. bubbly and cloudly sun-orange with a pretty
white head that leaves itself in a sudsy layer, which eventually diminishes into a frothy ring.
cute lace left. tastes a bit creamy, spicy apple. a tad tad thin, to be picky. cannot figure out
the spices (brown sugar, honey, delicious) but it goes damn well with its fruitiness. strong
brew, cannot tell that it is. this is a monkey that deserves bunches of bananas. excellent.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange with nice white head and lace that stays with the glass. Spicy aroma, yeast, vanilla, hops. Lively yet gentle carbonation. Sweet starting (like honey dipped donuts), heavy for a tripel, citrus, alcohol is prominent, cracker and vanilla aftertaste. Dry hoppy finish. Another great Victory beer.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gold in appear, if someone asked me to guess this beer based on appearance I'd guess Pilsner. Translucent with a moderate white head. Aroma is yeasty and very "Belgian", with alcohol esters. Spices must be very subtle,, with only pepper coming through on the finish. Fine Breew.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fear the Monkey! It's delicious, it's somewhat sweet, and it's very strong. This beer tastes exotic but only comes from Pennsylvania.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Very strong beer like a barleywine. It pours with a nice head and is light in color. It was an aged bottle. Really good. Good aroma to it, and those aromas change as the beer warms up. Very pleasant beer to drink.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is almost overpowering in it's youth. The beer pours with a nice head that produces a light lace and has a very attractive orange-yellow color. The aromas seem to be constantly changing as the beer warms. Most smells are sweet, as is the taste. My initial taste produced almost entirely alcohol esters. While the beer was a little too cool, it tasted as though somehone had put a shot of Vodka in my beer. As it warmed, the alcohol nose and taste diminished, but never completely disappeared. Towards the end of the glass, the sweetness became very strong, almost overpowering. With at least a few months aging, this becomes a more mellow, rounded beer and it is much more enjoyable.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this alot. Very lacy long lasting head. More mellow than others like New Belgium, but in a good way. Spices really came together as it warmed.
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale ale appearance with a light head. Fruity belgian beer style aroma, and a belgian beer malty flavour. A reasonable belgian beer imitation.
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden hue with mostly diminishing head and okay lace. Aroma hinted of aromatic hops, lemongrass, hay, doughy yeast, ripe fruits (peach and plum)and touch of bubblegum and even smoke. Taste was fruity sweet with a nice sour undertone and some bitterness. Some spice appears towards the finish. The alcohol was very well hidden expect for a minor chest warming. This medium-bodied brew has a lush yet lively mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this tripel and would recommend it to anyone.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Lovely golden body with a large bright white head. This beer head rich flavour and complexity with a satiny palate. Balanced and smooth, the alcohol never dominates.