Nate (3522) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy, fruity, pine, citrus aroma. Big foamy head that shrinks to a small lasting layer. Lacing. Golden honey (cloudy) color. Fizzy palate - each sip explodes in your mouth and I was burping up foam for the next hour. Taste is really nice - sweet, alcohol, fruity, pine, wheat beer flavor. A very nice beer (trippel ale). Flavorful and you can really feel the alcohol.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found temperature to have a disturbingly strong impact on this beer. At about cellar temp, it was just plain bad--strong alcohol presence, weird sweetness up front and a cloying, sweet/sour aftertaste. Upon chilling it down below about 40 degrees F, it became acceptable--basically a decent trippel with some woody esters and a nice crisp spiciness, some flavors of green apples and an acceptable level of sweetness.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is one monkey that will spank you if youre not careful. i prefer it on draft most of all
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as big a fan of belgian strong ales as everyone on this site seems to be but this was definately tasty. Could be less sweeter though but it did help mask the alcohol flavor nicely.
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great belgian style triple. The beer, which has a beautiful gold color has strong notes of spice and candy sugar. GM hides the 9.5% very well. almost dangerously well.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Explosive on the palate. The nose is dominated by spice and flowers. This beer is super drinkable for its abv. The palate is complex and full of exotic fruit and candi sugar. GM keeps getting better and better over time. Hops play a balancing role in this brew.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (mold), lightly malty (cookie, grain), with notes of bubble gum and alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Just ain’t digging this at all anymore. Way too sweet and very simplistic.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Since coming across Beer Advocate, I have been intrigued with Victory and finally found a ’supplier’ here in SoCal - Hi Time Cellars in Costa Mesa. They carry most of the Victory line - a tad bit expensive ($10.49 a sixer) - but at least they have it.
Nice cloudy golden/brown color. Didn’t notice much smell/nose, but guess I’m used to big wine noses. Nice distinct head which clinged to the glass throughout. Moderate carbonation. Interesting exoctic taste. Certainly spice, with honey and light fruit character. Medium mouthfeel. Nice citrus aftertaste with a bit of pleasant yeast. Didn’t notice the alc - went down smooth.
Although not my primary style of beer (I prefer stouts, porters and barleywines) and certainly recommend this beer and give it a thumbs up!
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AHH the imfamous monkey. The spices will jump out with this one. I enjoy the unfiltered ale and like the monkey on the bottle ’See no evil, Hear no evil, or Speak no evil.’
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 Rerate: Too sweet, after all. Origianl: Definitely rivals the big boys from overseas, IMO. Not just that it's nicely spiced: slight clove, slightly peppery, and sweet, and a perfect mix between a dry triple and an oversweet one. No, what works for me here is the incredible cloudy rich body and the great feel in the mouth and the aroma. This body complements the beer in the way the very super slight body fails Delirium Tremens, IMO.