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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2001
Wow!I am beginning to think anything Victory does is fantastic. Great head,spicy flavor,nice lingering finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Had this on tap for the first time after having many a bottle and oh what a consistently solid beer this is. Complex citrus notes in the malt, light apple flavor, orange, some lemon sweetness. Spicy and complex finish, incredibly smooth as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Appearance similar to Duvel (minus the head, of course); golden brown, with a coarse, thich head. Spicy aroma with a hint of pineapple. Smooth and tasty, with an alcohol presence that is a bit too strong, however not so strong that it masks the taste, which includes a definite hop presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 4, 2001
My advice is donít trust your first sip. I cursed myself for purchasing a case until my second sip. The Monkey seduced my tastebuds. As a newcomer to bottle fermented beers, I was pleasantly surprised with the character of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Bright golden and slightly hazy. Strong, vibrant nose. Weighty and somewhat chewy texture. Nice and rich malt flavors. Spicy and herbal, with big clove and a hint of banana. Balancing bitterness. Warming. Strong and bold yet pleasant and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2001
Looks like a Belgian, smells like a Belgian, and tastes like a Belgian, but it is made in Pennslyvania. Spicy and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2001
MY FIRST VICTORY! Nice clean yeasty aroma. thick yellowish head. Warming for sure. This blows Black Tulip, the other American Brewed tripple iím farmiliar with out of the water.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2001
Tasted both this and Duvel last night. This seemed less fizzy, great mouthfeel, almost creamy, and nice sharp flavors. I think its the better of the two beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2001
The best tripel Iíve had brewed by a U.S. brewer. Excellent body and flavor. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2001
I thought this was very fizzy, almost tasting like pop. Like ginger ale or something. Like a light medium color, and has a nice hoppy flavor. A good beer.


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