Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2004
This is a Tripel? I didn’t know that until looking it up on ratebeer, but I should have guessed from the Monks. Its an ok tripel I suppose, but not great compared to a lot of the imported ones, but hey, its cheaper than those and pretty good so why not give it a try Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Appearance: bright, but hazy orangey hue, with a very brief, very short head.
Aroma: spicy, fruity, sweet, and just a touch sour, delicious, wonderful.
Taste: tasty, bright, fruity, medium-bodied, light malt, good hops, fine balance. Good flavor, great-big, tasty, yummy...however, if it’s a Duvel-clone they’re going for, and it tastes like it, they’ve loaded a few hops too short for their aim to be true...a bit too sugary, too fruity, lacking a certain zest and zing to carry it through...an admirable stab at the style, though.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Cloudy orange with a creamy looking, slightly off-white head. Spicy aroma with hints of yeast, pepper and citrus. Flavor is rather yeasty with a peppery and citrus middle, some sweet and citrus near the end and a very smooth finish. Not much of an aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel and hides the alcohol very well. Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 15, 2004
I usually don’t care for tripples that much, but I like this one a lot. I don’t think it will win any awards for complexity. It’s the sweetness that I like. Yeasty with lemon citrus up front, but then it reminds me of an orange tic-tac. I love orange tic-tacs. Aroma is yeasty spice. Color is hazy light orange with a touch of yellow. Mouthfeel is slighly oily but is kind of watery at the same time. Hides the alcahol well. Again, not very complex and probably won’t win any awards, but I'm really enjoying it. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Good but not great. I prefer Ye Olde Golden Monkey. Monks is a little thinner, a little lacking in the flavor department. Still a good brew, and I love this style, but not in the top tier of tripels.
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2004
I have said it before " if only this promising domestic brew could taste as well as it smells." Very nice promising aroma but a disappointing palate and little flavor to speak of. I must hand it to them for creating a high alcoholic beverage tthat tastes almost like water. I would nickname this the bud of tripels just a bad imitation. No head and very light. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottle at Cooperstown. Pale clear yellow, white head. Phenolic pleasant aroma, with candied notes. Malty flavor with some candi and hops. Smooth and decent. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Nice golden/orange color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was malty and fruity with a nice sweetness coming through.Sort of sweet and lightly sour upfront with a nice fruit side to it.Nice mild malt side and a bit of yeast mixed in there as well,very nice carbonation that goes well with the flavors.The after taste is fruity with a slight bitterness.Not a bad brew at all well worth trying again. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
weird watermelon aroma, quite sweet, tastes of honey on white bread, not a lot of other flavours, would like to try an aged version BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Pours a nice dark golden color. The carbonation is light not as heavy as many other triples. The head is not robust but leaves a nice lacing. The sweet taste is of this beer tastes very well and makes this beer unique in it’s own way.