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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6154) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2002
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.’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Rating #2 (7 4 8 4 18) Bottle. A yeasty light orange color with a laced biege head. Wonderfully sweet, lemon and orange flavors, strong alcohol aroma. Rating #1 (9 4 8 4 18) Bottle. The intense warm flavors just roll through the mouth. The spices are wonderful and the abv warms the face and body. Like most good Belgian style beers this is an experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Excellent Belgian Triple. Estery. Ever-so-slight coriander aroma and flavor that could almost be mistaken for rye. Light in color and slightly cloudy. Medium body. Feels good on the tongue. Warming but not a strong alcohol flavor. Tastes fresh. Could benefit from some aging. Overall an excellent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
A decent brew, that I wasn’t overly impressed with. I haven’t had beer quite like this, so it would be hard for me to judge it accordingly, I think I will rerate this in a couple of months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2002
The flavors of nutmeg and banana and something I couldn’t quite catch were really nice. This is a nice beer to share and enjoy the experience with someone you love, or in a pinch someone you don’t love - enjoy the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2002
This is one interesting beer. Pours out to a bright, but cloudy gold color with a huge head. Taste is that of spices, like nutmeg and clove and banana. This is a beer to have when you are having one to savor.

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