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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,826 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,684
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 105
Gots: 807 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled served in a chalice.

pours a cloudy, sort of a dull golden amber tone while yielding a 3/4" head that lapses fairly quickly, leaving behind a few patches of lace.

nose offers notes of banana, candi sugar, and spice. a hint of honey in the background.

flavor opens with the banana, followed quickly by the spice notes (clove and i get a little coriander) and some herbal qualities to it. some booze shows itself. medium-bodied on the palate with average cabonation.

golden monkey was one of those beers i cut my teeth on back when i was first getting into craft but now consider to be not as great as i once did. it's decent enough brew, just not an upper eschelon tripel.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale golden hue which leaves a two finger sudsy head with sporadic clingy lacing,the smell is strong bananna,belgian yeast,doughy bread and spices,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of banana,herbal flowery hops,belgian yeast and finished with a sweet candy finish and overall alright without being great cheers.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy, wheat-gold color with a two-finger, glistening head that dies down relatively quickly. Nose is heavy with spicey phenols and yeast; alcohol is well hidden. The taste is spicey also, almost hefe-like with the banana/clove flavor coming out strongest. The hops are not really percievable but they balance the beer nicely. Mouthfeel is medium in body and has a light mouthburning carbonation and a dry alcohol finish. Decently drinkable for being as high of an ABV beer as it is. Overall, not a bad beer but if you're looking for a good Belgian tripel, this is not what you want. Decent American take on the style, but not what I was hoping for.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy yellow with an orange hue. Medium head, some lacing.

S: A combination between a very floral aroma and a heavy malty/bocky/yeasty character. Peppery and pretty hoppy.

T: The initial sip is very fruity and rolls into more of a bready and malty taste. Apples are a big part of the flavor, and coriander is what i was getting the peppery scent from. Not very spicy, and more on the sweet side. Clove also plays a critical part in this brews flavor. A great dry hoppy finish.

M: Medium-to-light body, high carbonation, ABV isn't that noticeable.

D: Easy drinker. Doesn't really pack a punch, but it's a quality beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - light yellow color with minimal thin head, slight lacing down the glass

S - Malty, with a light spice note and minimal hops smell. Slight fruit

T - Bready, malty with sugary tones and light fruity notes. Slightly spicy and phenolic. Would have been more balanced with more floral hops notes, but overall pretty good.

M - Average here, with decent carbonation and feel.

D - Drinkable tripel, while not totally to style. A good, solid beer but not the best example of the style. Definitely worth a try though, if available to you.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.