bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!I am beginning to think anything Victory does is fantastic. Great head,spicy flavor,nice lingering finish.
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 4, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a Belgian, smells like a Belgian, and tastes like a Belgian, but it is made in Pennslyvania. Spicy and sweet.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best tripel Iíve had brewed by a U.S. brewer. Excellent body and flavor. Yum.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.