Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by epicness:
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Unbelievable how fluffly the head is. It's about 5 minutes after pour and it's still a huge fluffy head. The lacing is just stuck all over the glass. Wow. It's a nice golden color. Maybe that's why they named it Golden Monkey and not Brown Monkey. Looks like your typical Witbier in my opinion but with a fluffier head.
S - Disappointed might be a bad way to say this, but when I saw 9.5 ABV I was expecting this beer to reek of alcohol upon opening. It didn't. Not even the slightest hint of alcohol. I'm hoping the taste duplicates that. Can't really put my finger on the smell that good. Smells a little like pears and apples. Also it smells like it will have a sour bitter taste.
T - Oddly enough, it tastes like it smells. It has a really smooth taste to start with and then it gets a little tart and hoppy. Definitely a hint of alcohol front loaded on the taste but the hoppiness contrasts well with it and it's a little hard to notice. The alcohol definitely warms up the mouth/throat/stomach but it doesn't feel like it's going to burn a hole anywhere. After the alcohol goes away there is a pretty pleasant grassy taste along with hints of the pear/apple. I wouldn't say the taste blows me away, but I was expecting it to disappoint me and be terrible.
M - Very smooth and very bubbly in the mouth.. no other way to really describe it.
D - Dare I say that even though this beer is 9.5% ABV it's shockingly drinkable? Seems like this compared with the smoothness overall of the beer could cause problems. It could easily creep up on you if you don't have self control and sip it. After all, a beer this high should be sipped.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2010 01:53:21 | More by epicness
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3.25/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
It has a really nice color. Like you melted down your wedding band and made beer out of it. It doesn't smell really good so it's best to drink it in big gulps and not breathe through your nose while doing that. It's got something is in it like cinnamon but I don't know about herbs so it could be arsenic. All in all, it was good. But then again I've never met a beer I didn't like, scratch that, didn't drink.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 23:29:28 | More by Wedgie28
3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Bright golden color with medium-high carbonation visible, 1/2 inch head.
S: Yeast and some slight hops.
T: Honey and tamed hops.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Slight alcohol finish.
O: My first Tripel, and I'm glad it is local and available year-round. A heavy punch for the price, good enough to try again.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 01:49:20 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 3,632 ratings.