Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
2/5 rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Man, it feels like it’s been forever since we sat down with a beer. I was out of town for a few days last week and this weekend, so that’s partly why. I was out of town on business, but I am back! Back until we leave again next weekend for New York City. Maybe we can find a craft brew from the Big Apple.
Tonight we are drinking a brew from Victory. I didn’t realize they were such a new brewery. I like pretty much everything they produce, and I am sure this won’t be any different. It’s pretty high in alcohol too, and I love the logo! That is one cute monkey. Let’s see what she smells like:
In the Glass: It looks flat, with almost zero head. The tasting notes said it had a fluffy head that stuck to the glass… unless this is really old or something, it’s not got a head at all. I hope it doesn’t taste flat as it looks in the glass. Let’s see what she smells like. (That sounds horrible.)
Nose: It smells like a typical Tripel. I am not a huge fan on Tripels, but I like the high ABV. It has a subtle nose, almost burnt caramel… it hits the nostrils and then is gone just as fast. It’s not a deep seeded, memorable smell by any means. I like everything that Victory produces, so I hope they don’t let me down with the monkey!
Flavor: It starts out weak, but as it moves across the palate it perks up a bit. It slides down the throat with ease, and doesn’t have any carbonation. For a beer that is this big, I am sort of glad that it doesn’t have a lot of carbonation. Toward the back of the palate it almost gets bitter, or dry… something weird, not expected from this brew. But I will agree, it is very drinkable. You would have no idea it was nearly 10% in alcohol.
Mouthfeel: What mouthfeel? It hits the front of the tongue, and rushes toward the back of the palate so fast there isn’t time for a mouthfeel. I would say this is the least mouthfeel I have ever had in a beer. If you switch is around in your mouth, to add some forced carbonation, a lot of the flavors really open up. It’s almost a different experience when you do that. But the only reason I figured that out was being bored with it at first.
Aftertaste: The aftertaste is weak, and just sits there on the back part of the tongue. I’m telling you though, this beer has nothing to get excited about. Seeing as how I love Victory, I hate to say that… but this beer bores me. The aftertaste, if there is one at all, is not a typical Tripel aftertaste. It’s weak, has some of those burnt caramel notes, and is so weak you almost forget it’s there.
I told you I was going to write in this new style… but I must admit, I had to go back and see the order. I wasn’t sure where we started. Hopefully before long it’s second nature. I wouldn’t order this beer again, but hey… there are 1001 bottles in this project. I can’t like them all!
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2011 02:32:17 | More by rickyleepotts
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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
3.84/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: Hazy orange color small head with little lacing
S: Phenolic alcohol and spices
T: Honey, moderately spicy, lemons, booze, spices
M: Creamy and pretty full bodied.
O: Flavor could be better, but I had no trouble drinking this. Not too harsh considering the high ABV. So close to being great just a little something missing.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:32:48 | More by Givemebeer
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
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