Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,077 | Reviews: 1,610 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
3.43/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Was poured an Imperial Pint at Ginger Man in NYC on 3/1/03. . . . Nice clear, orange color with a white head that lasted a little while but not too long. . . . First impression was the scent: fruity but I couldn't quite nail it down until about halfway through the pint, when I concluded that I was smelling (and tasting) bananas and cloves. . . . As for taste: yeasty and fruity, with the banana and clove tastes predominating but followed by a definite alcohol burn. I didn't know this was a 9.5% ABV when I ordered it, but I realized it packed a kick as I drank it (especially as I had 20 oz to go). . . . It reminded me of a stronger version of Wit, a Belgian-style craft beer brand that I used to come across about 10-12 years ago at beer festivals. . . . The battle in my mouth was between the fruity banana and alcohol burn, with the fruit winning most of the time. . . . Personally I didn't find it tremendously drinkable as the alcohol and banana tastes were somewhat overwhelming, especially as I worked my way down the Imperial Pint. But I do think it's a nice version of a Tripel.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2006 21:38:44 | More by Kendo
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3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden yellow color, fairly large fizzy head that fades at a quick pace but leaves a decent lasting cap afterwards, bubbles constantly rising from the bottom, no lacing on the glass.
Smell has a yeasty lemony aroma, touches of banana with a sweet malt backing.
Taste starts out with a strong Belgian candied flavor, lemon follows along with some coriander, carbonation is medium-high but closer to the high side, kind of explodes in your mouth and fills with foam, at first the alcohol is well hidden but with each sip it becomes more apparent.
Got this in a mixed pack, solid budget Tripel.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 00:04:14 | More by deltatauhobbit
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,077 ratings.