Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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2.23/5 rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
According to the label, it was bottled in May 2003.
Judging by everyone else's reviews, I must be out of my mind. But hear me out...
Appearance: great sparkly golden color, fluffy billowous pure white head, lots of rising bubbles, nice lacing, LOOSE sediment!
Aroma: blooming nose of delicate hops, a touch of orange-blossom honey and malt
Flavor: cushiony malt sweetness takes the lead with a very subtle balance of hops, twinge of orange, sweetness akin to an over-ripe braeburn or fuji apple, finish is sweet with a lingering syrupy quality, beer gets sweeter with every sip until it becomes cloying
Mouthfeel: medium body, tingly but fine carbonation, lots of alcohol warmth with quite a bit of "after-burn" (not a good thing!)
Overall Impression: Damn disappointing. Actually had to dump it. It's too cloyingly sweet and the alcohol afterburn is not pleasant. I dinged it big-time in the Drinkability category for that. Also, the sediment in the bottle was very loose. A big cloud of it stirred up just by taking the bottle out of the fridge. No big deal, just bad form. Victory can do much better than this. Did they forget an addition of bittering hops?
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2003 02:51:14 | More by GreenCard
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3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a couple of singles from Total Wine back at the end of April for $2.29 per bottle. Best before 1-31-2017.
Beer poured golden with a thin wispy head that is hanging around.
Nose has classic Belgian esters, hints of apple and maybe some lemon.
Taste is coriander forward to the point where it overwhelms the base beer. Apple and lemon linger in the back.
Overall not a bad beer but no where near a classic Belgian tripel.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:29:06 | More by arizcards
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,059 ratings.