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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Oily red gold color w. modest head. Alcohol very noticeable, masked, to some extent by syrupy, sweetness. Nice job of capturing Belgianís earthy character w. hops present, though absent in sweet finish. On par w. Ommegang and Unibroueís best. Aromas and flavors of licorice, coriander, pepper, bitter orange, malty, yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2002
As with most belgian-style, the yeast presence is noted all over. There wasnít much in the appearance of this one and it was actually pretty clear looking. The taste was big on the yeast, but there was also an inherent sweetness and mild hoppish presence. One big plus was the lack of carbonation, or rather the lack of overcarbonation. The alcohol was faintly noticeable on the finish, but thatís not a bad thing. A solid american attempt at the Belgian style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Too sweetin the flavor. the aroma is mild with good overtones very complex palate and not all that i wanted

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1031) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2002
lovely belgian style beer. reminds me a bit of St bernardus triple without quite as strong tropical fruit flavors. wonderful golden color and herbal nose

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Terrific!!! Nice spicy flavor with moderate yeastiness and medium body. Doesnít overwhelm with alcohol. Gotta find someplace around my home that carries this golden elixir.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Spicy and well carbonated finish. A very good beer. Body is very good; slightly yeasty with hints of coriander and black pepper. Also very herbal.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoeStCool99 (6) - Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
Another victory from Victory.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2002
lovely golden color. definite herbal aroma. the herbs are tasted but the alcohol is the predominant factor in this strong ale. the alcohol blends well with the herbs and warms the palate and stomach immediately. a very nice belgian strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Characterful spices and herbal hops are rounded up by freshly cut hay and hefty bready pilsner malt...These spices are quite unique (galanga root with a touch of turmeric?); I donít recall ever having tasted such a blend in a Tripel...Mouthfeel is relatively dry and bubbly, pretty much what I want in the style...This is yet another classy brew from the people at Victory...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Gold and frothy. Head is thick with foam pasting to the side of the glass as it recedes. Aroma is spicy, a little sour note also. Alcohol is evident. Carbonation is high. Palate is surprisingly light for the alcohol content. Flavor is excellent. Spicy with good hop notes a little sweetness followed by a slightly sour finish. Alcohol is there but very well blended out by the rest. Another excellent brew from Victory.


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