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RATINGS: 2486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

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4.1
tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
12 oz bottle packaged on May 25, 2005. Poured a hazy yellow/orange with a fluffy white head that mostly disapates. Notes of pears and apples, candy sugar, and yeast derived spices in the nose. Doughy, citrus, and sugary sweet. Spicy. Very little of the 9.5% abv come through. Mouth filling and velvery smooth. Watch out for this on. Very easy drinking.

3.4
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
really good smell and we can smell alcool a bit, taste good too and so as the alcool who is very present in this one and warm you. Taste a bit orange mix up with some malt at the finish

3.8
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 12oz -bottled on 5/25/05 - thanks jjpm74 - Aroma of vanilla and spice, yeast and malt with some banana. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small ring for head and decent lacing. Flavor is sweet vanilla bean and clove, banana, sweet malt and yeast. Palate is sticky and sweet with a creamy aftertaste. Nice!

3.9
brownaler (698) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Cloudy golden appearance with small white head. Aroma is plum and raspberry. Small yeasty bitterness up front with this beer. With large belgian malt finish and a small alcoholic bite.

3.4
MrBunn (2843) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Pours a dingy strawish color with a fair head. Aroma is hard to pin down: maybe some yeast or bread, a bit of coriander, and... I hesitate here... bananas? Could this be the monkey attraction? If it is bananas it’s really subtle, but the whole aroma is that way. Flavor is different in that it is much more pronounced. Sweet and spicy (maybe some vanilla, a real brief pepper blast and then fading to a yeast flavor.) Palate is a bit strange and I’m not sure that it all comes together as nice as I would like, but it is a nice brew. The alcohol bites a bit, and possibly interferes with the blending and finish of the flavors.

4.1
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Bottle from 123456Green. Pours a hazy golden color with an impressive white head. The head is very dense, bordering on a nitro poured appearance and made of itsy bubbles. The damn thing never fades below half an inch. Suprisingly, little lacing is left. Aroma is sweet, candylike with peppery notes. Medium light bodied, very well carbonated. Flavor tends to run sweet, nice peppery bite from the yeast I suppose. Quite well done. <P> Bottle dated June 29 ’05 tasted in Nov. ’06. Deep golden colored with a decently lived white head, good lacing. A bit lacking in nose although it’s a bit stuffy at the time. Muted yeast, no real spice presence, perhaps a touch of mint?. Medium bodied with enough of an alcohol burn to let you know it is present, lightly drying. Peppery yeast in the fore, alcohol. Slight spiced notes towards the finish. Still fairly tasty, although I wouldn’t rate is quite as highly. 7/3/7/3/14

4.7
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2005
yum. sweet, honey notes, went down smooth. this my favorite Victory brew. was warned not to drink "the monkey piss" but am glad I didn’t listen to those who tried to warnt me away from it, it’s really good. packs a bit of a whallop but does so nicely as opposed to some other "strong beers" I’ve rated.

3.6
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Yep, it’s golden. I don’t, however, know where the monkeys come into play. But let’s face it: monkeys are fun. Not much of a head (but, really, how much do you want from a monkey?). This has a high alcohol content (9.5%) and it sure tastes like it. A monkey’d get drunk off this in no time. The spices I found to be very subtle. Some flavors down there like cloves and vanilla (especially in the finish), maybe some bananas too, which would drive the monkeys crazy. A bit of a buttery mouthfeel and appetizing, pungent peppery, alcoholic finish. Another one of these and I might start wailing on some Samsonite luggage.

3.9
jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
pours a crystal clear gold color. spicy (coriander) yeasty (bread) aroma, with some wheatcream flavors as well. a verty interesting tripel, and almost no alcohol presence thanks to the sweet finish. pretty good stuff.

3.8
can8ianben (1572) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Sharp! This one packs some punch. Very wheat beer esq, but with more more umph behind it. Pours a golden cloudy yellow, with a small white head. Huge citrus, clove, banana aroma, very yeasty. There isn’t a whole lot more in the flavour, more of the aroma’s flavours and then some sweetness and alcohol punch. There is also a sour note to this beer as well. It goes down very smooth, especially when you consider that it is almost 10%.


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