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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,998 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 3,998
Reviews: 1,605
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 57
Gots: 315 | 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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dbell23

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. One finger head that quickly dissipates. Dark golden in color with some lacing. Okay looking beer but I expect more from a Tripel.

Slight Tripel aroma that is farly subdued. Again, I expect more from a tripel. The smell is kind of yeasty, fruity and okay but very subdued.

Taste is pretty good. Starts slightly hoppy with some Belgian undertones. You definitely get a hint of a normal tripel taste in the middle with a kind of hoppy finish. I could be mistaking the finish for hops when it's the alcohol but I'm not sure. It tastes more like a Belgian ipa instead of a tripel and I would market it that way.

Mouthfeel is okay. It starts with good carbonation but doesn't really smooth out like a normal tripel just kind of has less carbonation.

Overall a good beer. I drink it fairly regularly mainly because of price, availability, and abv. Definitely not a normal tripel but still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 22:48:01 | More by dbell23
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 3,998 ratings.