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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,083 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,083
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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goochpunch

Texas

1.43/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours out a hazy golden orange with a thin head that leaves quickly. No lace to speak of. Smells really grainy with a wealth of yeast and booze. Actually, the more I sniff this, the more I realize that this smells like vomit. This is gross. This is really overly sweet with a too strong alcohol presence. This is grainy as all hell. I'd rather some malt liquor. Mouthfeel is sticky and gritty, but not too heavy, thankfully. I would drain pour this, but I just spent all my IRS refund check. Word.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 02:46:26 | More by goochpunch
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

03-19-2014 23:19:36 | More by DaftPatrick
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JerryOzog

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

07-28-2012 22:58:57 | More by JerryOzog
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Focusf111

Vermont

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

07-03-2012 23:23:15 | More by Focusf111
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ncstephen


1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

05-21-2012 02:17:39 | More by ncstephen
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Bbranden85

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

11-26-2011 21:56:07 | More by Bbranden85
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

12-15-2011 12:14:35 | More by Rekrule
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Tim

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

04-25-2013 00:10:30 | More by Tim
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tatums1984

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

01-13-2012 08:32:09 | More by tatums1984
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Hendy011

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Hands down the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted. Pours a neon lemon-lime gatorade yellow. Smells like bubble gum. Overwhelmingly strong. Tastes like bubble gum, pine needles, and wood. Way too strongly hopped - not sure if fits the style, but this beer is just gross. Unpalatable even. Read the other reviews to see if it's something you'd like. Mine is biased in the numbers, but I couldn't even finish this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 04:15:33 | More by Hendy011
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ncbeermonger

North Carolina

1.6/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not one I will have again, as much as it pains me to say this, I would rather have an over produced American Lager, light Lager or pilsner than the Golden Monkey

It pours well, and is a golden style with some hints of orange

The smell is of wheat, and no obvious hops

The taste is not a pleasant one, I had a couple of more sips just to make sure it was as bad as I had remembered. IT WAS, I am an admitted IPA, and stout fan, this wheat beer is simply not good. I will not buy this beer ever again, but I will be back to Victory for plenty of the Prima Pills, and Hop Devil!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 07:31:46 | More by ncbeermonger
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monkeyrotica

Virginia

1.65/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured thick and golden, little or no carbonation, opaque. No head. Smelled slighlty sweet/sour with hints of citrus. Tasted like the inside of a homeless person's shoe stuffed full of hops and Lemon Pledge. Worst beer I've ever tasted. After forcing that first one down, I just kept it in the fridge and unloaded it on unsuspecting hop fetishists.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 20:16:16 | More by monkeyrotica
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.65/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I feel this beer demands getting to the point so here it is.

Clean and simple. That's really all I need to say but to expand the beer is cloudy and hazy from a lot of yeast. It sadly stops with the good stuff there. The flavor is clean and crisp for the style but I'm not thrilled with it. It is simple, boring, and lacks the nuances or character you'd hop for. What is left is everything boring and well bad with the Belgian yeasts.

Avoid, pass on and if you thought this was a well done review this is the beer for you. If you think I was rushing to put together words to score a crappy beer....well you nailed it. Still this is bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:56:14 | More by bobhits
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sociallooter

South Carolina

1.68/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I did not think this was a good beer. I read about this beer in a myrtle beach news paper reporting about how craft beer is a "new thing". I still can not figure out how they report crafting beer is a brand new outta the box kinda thing. They recommend beers such as Newcastle and blue moon.(craft beers?) I like both of those beers there almost nostalgic to me growing up. New castle was the first beer I actually bought as a 21 year old in upstate NY.

SO, Golden Monkey. The name sounds cool and the label looked makeshift. i like that kinda thing. Do you remember the labels on old TV sitcoms when they drank beer before widespread sponsorship from major corporations? It made me think of that.(I had a few beers before so I was kinda abstract.If ya know what I mean.) It did not look like a Fancy "Fear and loathing", label on a beer bottle. I poured it into a pint glass. A pretty good head. I was quite dark in the bar so i can"t really describe the color. The smell was bananas strait up bananas!. The Taste was not! it was very bitter, too bitter, way too bitter. I told my girlfriend it was like eating a pound of bananas and swiging orange peel flavored Mr. Boston charcoal filtered vodka. Then puking that all up and the after-taste left in my mouth would have been Golden Monkey. I wanted to buy some Golden Monkey and give it to my friends and pretend it was a quintessential item to my existence. Then see the look on there faces as they coughed up some pure banana bile. I was purely disappointed because that was the only beer in that news paper article the seemed to be intriguing to me. You live and learn. I do not recommend this to beer to most people but i know there are people that think this is the greatest achievement since the cell phone. Hey was was made for Christ sake.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 01:54:09 | More by sociallooter
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12owls

California

1.7/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

poured into a tulipp glass, very light foam, almost no lacing, smell is spicy, yeast with some hints of corriander and subtle hoppyness, taste is a.b.v strong, and it kinda takes away from the whole "triple" effect. it pured into a nice golden un-filtered color. im forced to enjoy triples from belgium only. this didnt really didnt make as a triple in my book. more of a spiced double lager. sorry folks...i didnt want to upset anyone.but i will not recomend this to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 05:30:38 | More by 12owls
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slick0ne

New York

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

One of the worst beers ever made....Way to sweet. More like a first timers beer. Very disappointing. For the price your better off getting a chimay tripple. For the taste... your better off with a bud lite. I like the lable though. Wish it tasted at least as good as it looked.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:00:50 | More by slick0ne
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Mlawrence

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

03-12-2014 02:21:24 | More by Mlawrence
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ChuckAmok

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

11-29-2013 21:02:36 | More by ChuckAmok
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KDC

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

08-15-2012 21:04:22 | More by KDC
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tmm313

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

10-11-2013 00:29:51 | More by tmm313
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

1.83/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into a big tulip glass,a light golden color.Not a lot of head just a white covering of foam.Massive amounts of particles floating in the beer, could not even see the carabination.Very cloudy.
The aroma was yeasty,spicey,clovey,some different spices,don't know what they are.
The taste was clovey,yeasty,breaddy,spicey,taste of alcohol.Sour and tart flavor arise at the end.
A medium body,slighly cloying,a prickley alcohol finish.As for drinkabilty,I just couldn't finish this beer. A disappointing beer from
Victory for me,one my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 03:38:58 | More by jcdiflorio
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woodske1

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a B+ on BeerAdvocate? I really don't know how. With beer that has such a high ABV you need to do things to mask the alcohol taste.

This has a strong cutting taste that reminded me of something...something not good. The appearance is actually pretty nice but the party ends there. If you can finish one, there is no way you can finish another...

Cool bottle though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2009 21:32:29 | More by woodske1
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

1.95/5  rDev -47%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The multiple taps of Golden Monkey I’ve consumed over the past several weeks in an attempt to understand why so many people enjoy this beer were a complete waste of space in my belly where better beer could have been. Golden Monkey could be appropriately renamed Sugar Monkey. It’s main aroma and flavor is sugar. The yeast works and so does the appearance but other wise I am done trying this beer. The syrupiness churns my stomach. Way, way too much sugar. Blech!

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2006 19:38:16 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Boilermaker88

California

1.95/5  rDev -47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Presented in a 12oz. brown bottle (same as in pic) with a "bottled on" date of 09-09-02 on it. Poured a nice hazy golden color with a foamy, bubbly whitish head and a large column of bubbles rising up from the middle of the glass.
Smell: WTF?! Okay, maybe this is a bad bottle. This had a sour, vinegary aroma overriding the spicy pepper and alcohol notes. Smelled vaguely rotten.
Taste: seriously, what is this? Tastes of red vinegar, pepper and alcohol - a sour, acidic, citrusy melange that was distasteful.
Feel was full, bubbly and dry.
I have to guess this was a bad bottle. If it's not, this would rank as one of the worst I've let past my lips. Lord knows I tried my best but ended up dumping the last 6oz. Golden Monkey's appearance and mouthfeel are quite appealing. However, the slightly rotten sourness leads me to one word: undrinkable. I'm happy I only bought one.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2003 04:45:32 | More by Boilermaker88
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pengs68

New York

2/5  rDev -45.7%

02-11-2013 21:10:52 | More by pengs68
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,083 ratings.