Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jettjon:
3.23/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From a 12 oz. bottle marked "Enjoy by Sept 15 2013" into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!). It's a bright golden color with a few yeasties and lively carbonation. Thick creamy white head fueled by lively carbonation remains solid all the way to the bottom. Nice looking brew! Nose of spicy coriander and clove, as expected. No real alcohol on the nose, which is somewhat surprising considering 9.5% ABV. In the mouth, it's crisp and clean with spicy hops up front, balanced only slightly against a malt backbone. The whole deal is quickly overshadowed by assertive alcohol, biting, boozy, and slightly astringent. Mouth is bubbly and crisp, which mainly serves to intensify the alcohol burn. Very high carbonation doesn't detract unless you have a problem with that sort of thing. Drinkability is OK but sadly the strong alcohol presence detracts.
Overall: Decent taste overall, overly boozy for a tripel. Certainly a far cry from the best of the style.
On a side note, I made the mistake of not checking the ABV on these before drinking five. As a general rule, it's always nice to know what you're up against in the alcohol content department before embarking upon a "session."
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2010 00:51:26 | More by jettjon
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3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden yellow color, fairly large fizzy head that fades at a quick pace but leaves a decent lasting cap afterwards, bubbles constantly rising from the bottom, no lacing on the glass.
Smell has a yeasty lemony aroma, touches of banana with a sweet malt backing.
Taste starts out with a strong Belgian candied flavor, lemon follows along with some coriander, carbonation is medium-high but closer to the high side, kind of explodes in your mouth and fills with foam, at first the alcohol is well hidden but with each sip it becomes more apparent.
Got this in a mixed pack, solid budget Tripel.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 00:04:14 | More by deltatauhobbit
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,079 ratings.