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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,001 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,001
Reviews: 1,605
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 57
Gots: 316 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001)
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into my Chimay goblet, golden (a little more cloudy than Prima) with a two finger white head. Very pleasant smell, mostly of bananas with a slight touch of alcohol. Tastes a lot like it smells...though with more alcohol than banana. I actually dry heaved a little bit as I held it in my both. I'm about 2/3 of the way through with my bomber and feeling a little woozy, so I don't drink I could drink more than one bomber in an evening, though it is a pretty decent tripel.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2010 18:57:15 | More by bigfnjoe
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,001 ratings.