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RATINGS: 2427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2006 Great hoppiness, plus the spiciness I like. Reminds me of a gran cru with the spices. Great beer, the best tripel I’ve had tonight. Good brewery. Rerate: Too alcoholic, too spicy, too carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Golden Monkey is the bomb,sitting comfortably at 9.5 this puppy will really light your day up, great aftertaste, it's the best tripel ale out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2003
This one was a bit of a weirdo, peach and banana aroma, very peachy flavour with an out of whack sourness on the finish. I'd not call this one a tripel exactly, it's more of a belgian specialty ale, too spicy and weird to be a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 flowery nose, 18 carot color, apricot, date, raisen flavor. Actually reminds me more of a good Belgian double like Corsendonk Brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1575) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Golden appearance. Spicy, floral, herbal aroma. Honeyed, hoppy, spicy taste, with a hint of tart fruit. Interesting complexity. You have to appreciate the artistry of the brewer with this offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Bright gold color with a ton of visible carbonation. Sweet and spicy smell with some yeast as well. Sweet flavor with a little bit of fruit and honey in there. Full-bodied but very clean. Plenty of warming from the alcohol. Another solid beer from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4429) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Early 2003 bottleBright yellow color with some cloudiness and even some darker tinges. This was a great beer. I loved the not too sweet body, with a great hop presence sometimes lacking in belgians. I wasnt challenged by the yeast or the spices, which I liked and this beer reminded me more of a an belgian pale in the nose and body. Towards the end, the alcohol kicked in and the taste rounded out with some dry peach notes and a little bit of banana clove in good balance. 7/4/8/4/18
2005 750mL bottle Downtown Liquors trippel tasting, 3/24/05. Pour reveals a bright, deep orange-golden-peach colored body, with a dense, white head, that is, sadly, quick to disipate. Aroma has some husky grains to it, biscuit, aromatic malt type thing going on. Definite apricot and nectarines esters provide a juicy, lightly tart, fruitiness, with a light hops bitterness. Flavor has some syrupy sweet pils malt, plenty of spice and a not-too-strong alcohol apparency. I can forgive the, IMHO, overuse of hops, but the body seems rather fizzy to start, and while I was hoping to come away with a thicker, fuller body, after it breathed and the carbonation died off, it just seemed lightly watery and rather dull. I do like the flavors, and it’s still a very well-made beer, slightly bucking tradition, but I would just ask for a bit more body and Belgian character.7/4/7/3/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits in Chicago, 6/2/03. Loose head of large bubbles that disappear quickly. Beautiful bright golden color with very hazy opacity and small bits floating about. Bright, fruity nose, almost like a sour ale. Lightly stinging with slight acidity and bitterness on initial yeasty taste. "Beer bread"-like yeast and malt flavors on long finish. Spicy and challenging throughout, with a little bit of green raisin on top and even a little rusty or tingling metallic sensation to the finish, like you drank it froma canteen or a spigot (I drank it from a pint glass, thank you very much). Pleasant fizziness all around, and lovely medium-full body with a smooth palate. Slightly warming sensation, and alcohol flavor is certainly there, but it's nicely attenuated and integrated into the overall bouquet. Very robust mouthful of a beer overall, and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
5/9/03: bottle.
strong yeast aroma. golden yellow body. sweet honey and banana to the taste with a strong yeast flavor. alcohol bite when beer warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 oh, it’s golden alright: golden as a capital dome, golden as a mexican boxer’s front teeth, golden as coltrane’s horn; and the head fluffs up like a cotton and goose-downy comforter. but the bubbles were big and tight and fragile as christmas ornaments, they quickly vaporized to leave just a residual veil of cream as thin as cigarette paper. gorgeous aroma of chinese lacquer, pineapple juice and honey liqueur. carbonation is magical: whisks in with minute sparkles, like a flood of micro-disney tinkerbells, but you can feel those cunning little bubbles tempting every tastebud open to expose them to spicy ginger ale woody malted sweetness, some tartness and acidity, moderate bitterness and a strength of charisma that carves it’s initials and date of consumption right on your tonsils.

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