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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,079 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,079
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 347 | 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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Reviews by jettjon:
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jettjon

Florida

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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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,079 ratings.