SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a thick white head that lingered well. Aroma is yeast, sweet malts, dried summer fruits (apricot and pear) and spice. Flavor is sweet, spicey and a hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Nice belgian triple!
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. This is a great beer. Wonderful spicey (peppery) aroma with hints of malt. This is only to be suprpassed by the bold but complex flavors contained in each sip. A palate that is wonderul. Buttery, smooth with a wonderful mouthfeel. A wonderful brew. My only problem with this brew is that it is not available in my state. Thank you Boston for having this beer for me.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer. It pours well. It has a nice dark amber color. The head is more of a light cream. The taste is very full. The spices are noticeable but not overwhelming. The ETOH is strong buy warming. I had this beer in a bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This like its namesake, pours a very dark golden color with a huge egg white head. The aroma is big and spicy. The taste like the aroma, is extremely spicy, but not enough to be annoying, a great mouthfeel with some very lively carbonation. A very nice trippel, that is slightly acidic, tart, and lightly peppery. I thought is was very unique.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky golden bronze with a thick head that settled fast leaving a minimal lace. Malty alcoholic fruit aroma. Nice smooth malty fruit taste with a bit of spice. Good beer for a cold night it, warms you up.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like it's name: golden. A nice layer of head and lacing. Citrus (maybe lemon) and hop aromas. Yeasty flavors of hop and lemon. Creamy palate. Well balanced tripel.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly golden color with light head and average lacing. The aroma much like that of a blond with a light citrus & hop presence. The flavor is very refined for a tripel, very citrusy and spicy with some esters at the end, light yeast. Mouthfeel is very carbonated (as style dictates) and a creamy somewhat musky end. Overall, the real suprise here is how well the abv is hidden.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.