wxman (1847) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours a dark amber. Reasonable head, but kinda fizzy and doesn’t coat the glass. Coriander and orange peel aroma with the same in the taste. Warming alcohol, but not overstated. Very much like a New Belgium Tripel only cleaner and dryer in the taste. Also far more pricey than the tripel, but nevertheless very good. Boutip (6532) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep amber looking beer that is clearly not filtered with a good size head with good retention. Aroma is light roasted malt with some cloves/cinnamon. Taste is quite enjoyable with the roasted aspect mixing quiet well with the spicy (cinnamon?) and banana taste. Some bitterness can also be noticed at the end with a medium to full body. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours out a nice hazy orange/amber color. Creamy looking off-white head fades slowly to a ring and no significant lacing is left. Aroma is pleasantly wheaty with lots of bananna and a touch of clove/yeast. Body is medium. Fairly smooth with a little burn on my sore throat. Wheat beer flavors abound. One of the better Victory products in my opinion. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle: Sweet fruity aroma with apple and banana. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with slight tranparency. Small white head. Fruit (banana and apple) with a slightly sour finish. Not bad, but just doesn’t do much for me. radiomgb (2838) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle dated August 20, 2004. Deep orange/amber in colour with a medium tan head. The aroma was turning sour, still some malt and bananas but lots of vinegar. The flavour was of alcohol, sour, moderate amounts of vinegar with some malt coming through. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Finishes like a fine Flemish Sour. Its too bad VIctory had a run of bad batches. Rating 4/4/4/2/8.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Rerate. Bottle. Rusty orange in colour. Aroma was of light alcohol, light citrus, some malt, banana and some wheat. The flavour was malty, some wheat, caramel, bananas. Large body, medium carbonation. Finish is long with a slight tang. This was truely a different beer then before.
Hazy dark amber with a big tan head. Aroma is estery and a bit sweet, with typical weizen spiciness. Alcohol is noticeable up front, but it’s presence diminishes towards the finish. Flavor has notes of lemon, pepper, coriander, and some grape. Not a big fan of wheat beer in general, but this is pretty good. valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This big ol’ wheat beer makes me happy, especially since I’m on a wheat kick. There’s a beautifully dark, cloudy pour. Good taste with lots of interesting flavors to pick up. beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
I beg your pardon? 8.7%? Wow - this is a deliciously drinkable big beer. Gorgeous hazy amber brown body with a thin bubbly off-white head. Spicy and citrusy on the nose, with definite banana and malt. Coats the mouth with a pretty creamy mouthfeel and a wheat and fruit malt flavour. Lingers for a while, nicely. Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Interesting Weisse character. Very sweet malt. Heavy, but balanced. Alcohol is exceptionally well hidden. swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
If you’re a fan of Golden Monkey definately treat yourself to this beer. It has a deep caramel coloring that if it was only a little thicker could be drizzled as a dessert topping. It spreads evenly across the palate offering a truly delectable treat.