tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Wow Wowey. This monkey was Goldenly deliciously. As my friend BizNiz said, "when angels orgasm, golden monkey comes oozing out. " Is it that good? Yes it is and even better. Thats all I have to say about that. Medium head, Golden Monkey color. Alcohol sweetens the beer but it is not too predominant.
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with no head. Hazy orange coloured. Fruits and spices in the aroma. Not as "spiced" as I had expected in the taste, which is dominated by fruit and some alcohol. Slightly carbonated, quite smooth with a medium mouthfeel.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, great orangy color, and excellent fruity taste that compliments the very high ABV. Good to the last drop, even a little warm.
pineypower (3091) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a cloudy golden color with a small sized head. It has a nice fruity aroma with notes of yeast. It has a nice smooth body for having such a high ABV. It has a good rather complex flavor that is much more balanced than many other tripels I’ve had with notes of fruit and yeast with a tad of hop.
PhatB420 (839) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 What a surprise this beer was. The taste was immpeccable and the experience gravatating. Golden monkey made me throughlly enjoy every sip and also added a realm of satisfaction to my whole evening. Truly a beer to pursue.
Wow, revisted almost six years later, and this brew still brings forth a glorious revelation of enjoyment. The pour is thin and hay like but the taste is balance between a soft pepper to a medium citrus clove spice. Quite enjoyabe.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 2/13/04
Pours a murky golden color with light carbonation and a white head. Plenty of chunks floating around. Lace is slippery and head retention low. Aroma of fruity esters, bread and light aroma hop. Taste has a fruity start, tart middle and a light hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and effervescent with a lingering hop presence.
A nice warming quality, relatively smooth, however there seems to be nothing exceptional about this tripel.
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Hazy golden yellow color. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is malty with a dry finish. Pretty good, but not my favorite tripple. I would like to see a little more complexity of flavors replace the sweetness.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Cloudy golden/amber color with a thick white head. Very spicy aroma, seems to be a mix of various spices, yeast and malts with a slight hop undertone. The flavor is mostly the spices and yeast from the aroma with a very smooth taste and texture and a sweet and malty hint at the end. The aftertaste is very sweet and spicy with a slight peppery bite. Hides the alcohol well. Very good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with an off white head. Very subtle Belgian aroma: hops, herbal, spice, yeast, malt. Not very interesting or complex. Medium body and a pleasant but unremarkable texture and mouthfeel. The flavor was of an average Belgian trippel. Not bad but not exceptional.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Hazy yellow-golden color, with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty and enticing. The flavor is very good; Rich sticky sweetness (maybe a bit too much) upfront, that turns to a spicy smooth finish. Warming, but little taste of alcohol despite its content. Hardly any hop presence, the spices and yeast dominate this fine brew.