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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

4,582 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 4,582
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 83
Gots: 573 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BradShook, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Joe Canal's a few weeks back since this was one of the few popular Victory beers that I had yet to try. I"m not much of a Tripel fan but most of their other offerings were solid and I was hoping that would be the case here too. There was too much of an alcoholic presence here to make this fully enjoyable, but for the most part, this was a decent beer that could please and warm up most aficionados!

This had a decent pour to it with a golden hue without much head or lacing to be seen. It was pretty clear when held up to the light and most of the aroma was that of sugar. Not much of a range of flavors in the taste but there was some bread and a lot of booze. The consistency was like that of Brie Cheese, in that this was somewhat creamy, smooth, and a bit bland. A slight amount of pepper took over in the aftertaste but the alcohol was too strong to let much of anything else emerge.

I know this is a Tripel but there was just something missing here. If the alcohol was hidden more and there were some more spice and fruit flavors, this would be a great beer. Instead, it's a decent representation of the style, but not enough to match up with its European counterparts.

JerzDevl2000, Nov 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a good-sized white head. Little lacing to speak of after it dissipates to a thin film.
Smell is fairly light with notes of banana, malt and bread.
Taste is choppy with citrus and malt lighter.
Fairly effervescent with a dry finish. Medium bodied. Decent, even good though not great.

PorterLambic, Mar 02, 2011
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,582 ratings.