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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,226 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,226
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 408 | 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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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-07-2014 06:09:36 | More by Giantspace
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Fishbone


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-22-2012 00:59:34 | More by Fishbone
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derricksmalls

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-30-2012 18:04:44 | More by derricksmalls
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SlidersAce814

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-20-2013 23:21:54 | More by SlidersAce814
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WebGuyMike

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-21-2013 22:13:15 | More by WebGuyMike
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Snapps

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-08-2012 03:50:29 | More by Snapps
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-09-2012 20:44:26 | More by tdmccarthy
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-29-2014 15:38:09 | More by Coreynezy4
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-17-2013 17:34:47 | More by 59rockabilly
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-16-2014 19:04:01 | More by berkshire413
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-28-2013 02:53:41 | More by mpayne5
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jgreenward

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-26-2014 01:48:18 | More by jgreenward
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-29-2014 17:59:51 | More by ramblinwreck101
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-05-2013 06:34:50 | More by blmar311
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420Rick

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-18-2013 16:33:10 | More by 420Rick
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Mike099

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-07-2013 06:48:26 | More by Mike099
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colinclovt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-27-2014 17:58:55 | More by colinclovt
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

A: Beautiful maize pours with a fluffy white
head and sparse lacing. A lot of sediment
floating around amongst the bubbles On of
the more active and beautiful beers

S: Smells intensely sweet of alcohol and berries

T: Very sweet as advertised very with a hint of
banana. The flavor is easier to appreciate
by the sip rather than the mouthful

M: Thick and bit syrupy as it runs past the
sides of my tongue. Not as vibrantly
carbonated to the pallet as it is to the eye
A little thick leaving a slight coating on
the tongue

D: Good drink probably better with food but
totally able to stand up without it.

05-16-2009 22:05:15 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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watermelonman

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

This poured to a bight gold with a medium head. It's leaving a nice looking thin lace behind.

The smell is sweet and consists of alcohol and esters. The taste is fairly good, with citrus joining the esters.

The mouthfeel is pretty sharp, and the alcoholic content is definitely apparent.

12-03-2004 06:45:52 | More by watermelonman
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daftafne

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Went to the a little release party for victory in Indiana at Rich O's tonight in New Alabany and had a flight of Prima Pils, Hop Devil, and Golden Monkey.

Had a hay/golden color and smelled of fresh fruit, spices, and herbs. The first flavor to hit my palate was a biting spicy hop followed by sugars. Fairly well hidden alcohol - surprising light mouthfeel - just a little sticky. Really from the beers I have had of Victory's (which is only the three listed above), they are a very conservative brewer. That is, they stay true to form of the style and dont venture to far out with experimentation. This was not a very remarkable tripel.

07-08-2008 23:17:58 | More by daftafne
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Bright Golden color, almost glowing in the glass, the head white white and fluffy.

The scent is yeasts, clove, some big banana notes at times and an earthy malt aroma.

The taste was deceiving as I caught more wheat, clove and metallic banana. Advertised as a Tripel it seemed to be missing some elements.

The feel was medicinal, almost sour vinegary. Left an aftertaste of metal and band aids. Those with me did not express the same opinions so there may be personal issues at play but I was disappointed.

06-23-2013 23:31:09 | More by KYGunner
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

A: Dark Golden, just slightly coppered with a touch of haze and a big, white, initially rocky, cap of foam. Lots of small bubbles rise to join the head which has decent retention and quite nice lace.

S: Floral with plentiful fruity esters. Mostly bready malts but also with some caramel and juicy pils sweetness. Yeasty, spicy, and just a faint touch of lemony twang. Alcohol just pushes through. Quite a bit going on, but it could use a bit more umph.

T: Obviously hefty. The spice note is at least as much from the alcohol as it is from the yeast and hops. Floral, herbal and spicey hops seem the barest step ahead of the malts, which open with a sugar cookie sweetness with just a hint of caramel and then transition to being doughy and softly grainy (wheaty). After the middle it starts to get a touch medicinal from the combined effects of the hops, yeast, & especially alcohol. Some estery fruit – especially pear, but also over-ripe banana (sweet). A tiny bit of the lemon from the nose and just a hint of muted cloves that increase only slightly as the brew warms.

M: A bit over medium body with carbonation to match. Warming alcohol. Sweet and somewhat chewy & tacky, but turns to drying from the hops, spiceyness and alcohol heat. Still, not as attenuated as some classic examples.

D: Quite drinkable, but dangerous. Emphasis is on robustness rather than complexity, depth or expressiveness. A bit too much of the spicey alcohol bite & heft. It makes a decent sipper though, just nothing to rave about.

07-21-2011 00:14:15 | More by SickGnar
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a hazy golden yellow body with thin white head. Aromas is light citrus fruits (maybe lemon and peach) with a typically spicy Trippel background and a hint of alcohol. Flavors are is simlar to the nose very citrus like but doesn't have the yeasty, spicy tastes of great Trippels. Mouthfeel was not lively enough to make it a memorable beer.

12-29-2003 03:39:32 | More by CRJMellor
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cabsandking

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with zero head to speak of. The nose is vinous with sharp floral alcohol esters, sour fruit, pear, and apple. Richer malt character is more evident on the first sip and a honey and cane sugar sweetness is plenty. Pretty substantial alcohol burn towards the end might hinder some of its nuances. Yeast tones are nice with a straw, biscuity taste. Medium carbonation and a full body leaves a descent mouthfeel that is fizzy on the palate. The finish starts with a big alcohol tinge but mellows out to expose herbal notes, grain, and sweet bread.

03-04-2007 03:48:47 | More by cabsandking
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gopens44

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

O.K., here's the thing. I don't like this style of beer, but I accidentally picked it up. Apparently while ticking, I grabbed what I thought was two bottles of Hopdevil, but Golden monkey was actually hiding behind the first devil in it's row of bottles. My bad for not checking...

With that said, I drank it anyway (why not? It is beer after all) and decided to review it based on the merits of a Tripel and not my own preferences in a beer. With that said...

A - Very impressed with the calm, hazy yet bright yellow appearance of this craft. No real head to mention, but a real treat to look at.

S - I was happy to smell a nice balance of honey, hops and barley. Very nice indeed.

T - This is where I get judicious. Knowing that the qualities of a Tripel is what bothers me, I must say that the balance of the coriander (?) and citrus along with the barley made this a very well crafted Tripel. No discernible alcohol taste despite the high ABV, and a nice bitter finish.

M - A tad dry adn once again, bitter.

D - If you enjoy Tripels, this one must be high on your list. It is a high quality Tripel with no bad or unintended tastes whatsoever.

09-29-2010 13:21:46 | More by gopens44
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,226 ratings.