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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,341 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,341
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 69
Gots: 468 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and clear with a half finger head and pretty good lace. Normally I'd expect more head on a tripel, but it ain't bad looking.

Cloves and yeast dominate the smell, along with a little banana.

Flavor is very banana and clove, with a good portion of Belgian yeast. It's very sweet and has a bit of fruitiness too.

Body is medium and less carbonated than I'd expect from the style. It leaves a sweet and yeasty aftertaste.

I don't think it's on the short list of tripels for me, but it's still a pretty good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a globed glass

A- Poured a very clear dark golden color with soapy white head with big bubbles. Lots of visible streaming carbonation and some spotty lace left behind.

S- Dominant chalky yeast and clove notes, some banana and citrus notes, lots of candy sweetness

T- Big honey and candy sweetness, big chalky yeast notes, candied mandarin oranges, some clove and alcohol notes on the finish

M- Fuller bodied, big alcohol warming, slight alcohol burn, finishes very dry, and effervescent carbonation

O- Really nice tripel with a lot of sweetness but the alcohol really helps cut it from being too sweet.

Hoptometrist, Apr 25, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,341 ratings.