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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
Golden Monkey has a sweet malt taste that does its best to hide the alcohol flavor. A very good representation of a Belgian Strong brewed right outside of Philadelphia. Surprisingly I had my Victory at the Toranado bar on Haight Street in SFO.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2002
Best American Tripel by far. Has all the marks of a classic. Can go neck to neck against Westmalle, Chimay White or Duvel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Best Belgian strong ale in my tasteoff (tied with Pranqster), beating Rochefort 10 and Westy 12, so sue me! Delicious complexity, belied by its pale appearance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2002
A very nice golden color with lasting head. Aroma of fruit, honey and spice with hops. Smooth on the palate with all kinds of flavors swirling. A mildly dry finish. A very good trippel and an interesting one to age.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Extremely sweet and alcoholic. Spicy malt flavors, but so mind numbingly sweet that I had no chance of enjoying it. The handling of the bottle may have been suspect, so I will definitley resample to see if I can taste the beer the rest of you had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 An excellent Belgian strong ale. I cant beleive they got this beer to taste so close to the great belgian ales that are so hard to find. The alcohol was hidden behind a fruity and citrusy taste and aroma, with a mild addition of European hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Great American clone of a belgian tripel! This beer is as good as any Belgian beer you can buy, and it is semi-affordable, and comes in a six-pack! This is quickly becoming one of my favourite beers...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
Malty with earth tones, some almonds. Reminds me of a belgian tripel. Nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 For some reason I expected a Duvel clone - but, no. This is simply spectacular (no offense to Duvel), sweet and fruity, and gorgeous to look at with abundant yeast suspended in the glass. Hides the alcohol beautifully, too. 10 5 10 5 19. RERATE 9/07: On tap, 2005 vintage. Cloudy body, too sweet, needs this rating reduced.


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