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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,053 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,053
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 59
Gots: 338 | 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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Todd

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle.

Appearance: is just about average ... a cloudy golden colour topped with a thin white lace, but with pour head retention.

Smell: Aroma is faint, at first. Floral, bready, a bit yeasty in the nose with notes of caramel emerging as the beer warms.

Taste: A smooth, creamy, rich and full-bodied beer. Hops hit the palate first with a soft floral flavour and flash of spicy bitterness that mingles with a spicy (and warming) alcohol character. A pleasing herbal flavour stretches the entire tasting experience. Malty sweet and very sugary (like golden syrup from England), with bread and yeast flavours. Touch of caramel. Quite the one dimensional beer actually. Finish is dry with residual yeast flavours and a slightly bitty / oily palate.

Notes: Compare this beer to its style and it falls short. There's much better examples out there, and with less hype surrounding it. Is it a good beer? Yes it is, good ... but that's about it. Just another big beer with lots of hype and good marketing for the beergeek fish to bite at.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2002 15:06:34 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Man oh man, this is strong @!#$. What a kick, they should have named it after the devil though. Not all Belgian beers are as wild as this, some are just clean, bitter and alcoholic.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2001 23:46:01 | More by Jason
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,053 ratings.