JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More of a belgian strong than a triple. VERY sweet. Both malt and candi sugar present. A little to unbalanced.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This had 9.5 %abv? WoW, Very drinkable for that high a alcohol content. Very nice brew to sip on.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I had my first Rogue (Hazelnut shite) I was bitterly disappointed so it was with some trepidation i opened this, my first Victory, since this brewery, too, is hyped highly on RateBeer. Oh Joy! No disappointment here! A celebration on the tongue where this money dances with lively shivers of pepper and honey and more exotic stuff that my untutored palate canít name, but loves. This thing is creamy but still riotous and fun, a real pleasure to drink.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a well made beer with a strange taste, must be the spices. I couldnít decide if I liked it or not, but I canít argue with the fact that it is pretty good stuff (if that makes any sense).
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden Monkey has a sweet malt taste that does its best to hide the alcohol flavor. A very good representation of a Belgian Strong brewed right outside of Philadelphia. Surprisingly I had my Victory at the Toranado bar on Haight Street in SFO.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best American Tripel by far. Has all the marks of a classic. Can go neck to neck against Westmalle, Chimay White or Duvel.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Best Belgian strong ale in my tasteoff (tied with Pranqster), beating Rochefort 10 and Westy 12, so sue me! Delicious complexity, belied by its pale appearance.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice golden color with lasting head. Aroma of fruit, honey and spice with hops. Smooth on the palate with all kinds of flavors swirling. A mildly dry finish. A very good trippel and an interesting one to age.
heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extremely sweet and alcoholic. Spicy malt flavors, but so mind numbingly sweet that I had no chance of enjoying it. The handling of the bottle may have been suspect, so I will definitley resample to see if I can taste the beer the rest of you had.