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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,087 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,087
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 351 | 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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dwilson01

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

poured from a 12oz into a "brewery tours of san diego" pint glass, body coloration is a yellow-gold with a slight haze. A nice amount of carbonation rises through the beer to the top leaving a perfectly flat white head which is made of largre bubbles.

The smell imparts a nice refreshing sweetness combined with a slightly sour lemon. The sweet part seems to me to be fruit as well, mango/pineapple come to mind.

The flavor of this beer is great I just wish that it was more prominent. the pineapple and mango come through in the beginning and this fades to a sour citrusy aftertaste. The malt doesnt impart too much into the profile but it is a nice backing. It is very subtle and would be smooth if not for the sour finish. The alcohol is hidden well, but unfortunately the flavors seem to be so as well, extremely deceiptive in that sense.

The mouthfeel of this one reminds me more of a lager than a tripel style ale which is interesting and kind of weird. I would have liked to get more of a solid malty feel out of this 9.5% but hey, I've never had something at that high of an abv feel like a lager before so that's something new.

Super super drinkable brew, it slides down pretty much like water which is kind of mind blowing for how high of an alcohol percentage it is. All in all it was an o.k. beer, definitely not representative of the tripel's I have had in the past but this one brings something new which is always cool.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 05:21:49 | More by dwilson01
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,087 ratings.