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RATINGS: 2418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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 (2449) - 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 (1036) - Petaluma, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Fear the Monkey! It's delicious, it's somewhat sweet, and it's very strong. This beer tastes exotic but only comes from Pennsylvania.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2003
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
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.


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