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RATINGS: 2302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Just finished my first Monkey and I am still thinking about it. It was a nice golden color, not much of a head but had unique taste with moderate carbonation. The 9.5% ABV is well hidden in the flavor of fruit which I can not pinpoint. Very good tasting beer, time to start the next.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Pours a brilliant cloudy golden (not surprising) color with a quickly diminishing thick frothy white head. Huge fruit aroma with a hint of alcohol. The flavor matches, starting very sweet and fruity and building to a more complex finish with pepper, cloves and malty notes. Light, velvety body with lively carbonation. Very drinkable. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Can you say ESTHERS? Man, I have heard the good and bad about this and even watched as a friend poured infected 750 down drain before I knew it. So glad to say that I like bananas and that this was a day for desert before dinner. (and a good eventual compliment to spicey poblano mash poatoes). Savored this. Strong, sensual and satisfying - i just cut and pasted that from adjacent commercial description because it was true - it glides over the tongue. Yum. Thanks again urbn.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2003
not real bad for an American knock-off of Triple Abbey. Aroma is scary, nice color, good head and carbonation in genereal, flavor too complex (possibly to hide the high ABV?). I much prefer the Stoudts Triple as an American version. Excellent warm feeling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Very fruity, and hides the alcohol well. It has the complex balance that one looks for in an abbey. Definately worth trying.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 When I got a wiff of this I was worried, has an overwhelming alchohol smell but with a nice little hint of peaches. One taste and I was hooked, this is one of the more unique tasting beers I've tried. Very fruity, mostly banana and some apple flavors, and it coats your mouth really nice. The alchohol wasn't as evident in the taste as I thought it would be, just a nice warming kick at the end. This was incredible, my second beer from Victory and they're 2 for 2. Can't wait to try Prima Pils next week.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Big head of white bubbles that compact to a dense foam. Good carbonation. Plesant aroma of spices and yeast with maybe a hint of apples. Color is a medium pale gold that is slightly hazy. Flavor is spicy (perhaps cloves) with a slight alcohol presence. Finish is quite nice. Leaves a thin coating in the mouth and more spices which tingle on the lips and gums. A very good triple that is spicer than some but not as complex as others. A winner anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Hazy golden ale with an orange hue. White head dies quickly leaving but a disorganized white film. Has a wonderful peppery spicy aroma. Has a creamy mouthfeel that is velvety and smooth. Very nice. This is a very nice Tripel. Terrific flavor that is fruity, spicy and has a good yeasty malty thing going on. It's great to see an American brewer do well at a non-American style. Thanks to Bunkypop for this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
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.


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