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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,599 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,599
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 84
Gots: 582 | 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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Photo of Skepticalfriend
4.95/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't understand why the bros reviewed this so low. They need to have another.

If you pay really close attention to each sip, the qualities kind of disappear - you have to just drink it and not think too much. You'll realize how good it is. It's got such a nice light (golden?) taste and feel, but it's also rich and flavorful - some spice and floral - especially the afterglow. Sweet the main thing for me. Virtually no hop bitterness.

A - Gorgeous pour.

S - Not strong, but not distracting or bad. I give it a five not because it was a perfect smell, but because for me it's not part of the experience - it's mild/neutral and doesn't detract from the drinking of it.

T - See above.

M - I guess I do like a bit more carbonation, but that's not really the thing with this style right?

O - Again, don't focus on each sip. Just enjoy it.

Skepticalfriend, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Amazing bright orange color with a good-sized head.

Smell – Big, serious yeast aromas immediately fill the nose. There’s some wonderful tropical fruit in there to include orange, peaches, melons, and even a dash of coconut juice.

Taste – This one delivers big time. The bready yeast is strong but balanced. The fruity flavors keep things even and the mild alcohol notes remind the drinker of the 9.5 ABV.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated and medium to full in the body. This one is thick and chewy. It’s dinner in a glass.

Drinkability – This was ideal. It went down like a true Abbey Tripel. It was exceptionally smooth, energetic, and right on style. Awesome!

Update – I revisited this in 2004 and was even more impressed with the way Victory put this one together. After attending the 2004 Belgian Beer Fest and sampling many American efforts at the style I’ve come to reallly appreciate this offering from the V. I was particularly impressed with the Mouthfeel and am raising that score by 0.5.

RoyalT, Oct 08, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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Photo of majorbase2
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange color with a thin white bubbly head that quickly recedes. No lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.. Aroma is of fruit, yeast and spices. Yeast is a little overbearing. A lot more yeast in the taste. Followed by bready malts. A good deal of fruitiness, with no particular flavor standing out. Fruit lingers on the tongue quite a bit, playing nicely with the yeast. Didn't care for the taste much at first, but it grew on me as it warmed. Medium bodied. Carbonation isn't as heavy as it had appeared after pour. A surprisingly easy drinker for 9.5%. Although I am not particularly well versed in Tripels, I was expecting a bit more from this one. Still a solid beer, but not a must have.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,599 ratings.