boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: This one pours a hazy, golden color. There was just a wisp of a white head on mine that didn’t leave any lacing. Nice nose to this one! The wine has had a big influence, as there is a good whiff of chardonnay as well as some oakiness. Just coming through is the coriander, lemon and some lemon. It has a very nice flavor. Definitely get the chardonnay flavor. The golden monkey is there also, with some lemon, coriander, yeastiness and wheat. The wine flavor almost equals the beer. I like the way they are balanced. Definitely on the buy again list!
Bacterial (1520) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light golden yellow pour with almost no head. Wine grape and melon nose. Taste has a hint of oak, sweet, just a touch phenolic and a hint of wine.
cbfobes (2288) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750ml C&C bottle, pours a dark gold with a thick white head and tons of lacing in the glass, aroma has a good amount of white wine and fruit with a little bit of spice as well, the flavor has a fruity front end with quite a bit of vanilla and oak, tons of stuff going on here, abv is still well hidden, not bad at all.
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is fruit, white wine, and sugar. Flavor is white wine, oak, fruit, sugar, and hops. Medium body. Pleasantly surprised with this one.
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow color with a little bit of foam. Aromas of white wine, grape, wood and spices. Flavors of grape, fruity white wine, wood, spices and pineapple. Couleur jaune foncé, peu de mousse. Arômes de vin blanc, raisins, bois et épices. Saveurs de raisins, vin blanc fruité, bois, épices et ananas.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well priced for a 750ml Tripel. My thought was that the scent had a bit of bourbon on it. Perhaps I am mistaking oak for bourbon. Flavor is sweet with a boozy earthiness. Golden with perfect white head. Live to the tongue. Bottle - Sherlock’s - Decatur, GA
S_Side_Smitty (446) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber-gold with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast, oak barrel, faint alcohol, spices and maybe a little tobacco. Taste is clean with a nice wine-like overtone. The yeast is well hidden with a spicy clove finish.
Gamin (97) - - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wine fruitiness prevalent in the aroma. Light golden color with a slight haze and quickly fading head. Flavor is dominated by buttery tannins. It's a good sipping beer and a wonderful way to experience barrel aging.
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Trappist glass. Golden with a finger of white head. Smells like white wine, fruity, and yeast. Taste very vinous! I get also the yeast. Nice and light and a great amount of carbonation. This stuff is great for wine drinkers!
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pfc514 (64) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had the golden monkey many times before. The wine barrel aging did this one well. Mellows out the fruity, banana-y flavors and adds a nice wood characteristic to it. Really good take on a tripel.