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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,885 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,885
Reviews: 1,704
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 111
Gots: 868 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001

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I thought this tasted like a hefeweizen brewed with spice. It poured nicely with a large bright white head. The Belgian yeast is extremely pronounced as is the high alcohol content (9.5% ABV). It almost had a slight sweet taste. The aroma matched the taste, and I'm not sure if that is on purpose. It finished extremely dry with mild carbonation which allowed the intended flavors to mingle nicely.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip

Finally got around to reviewing this one.

A- Beautiful light golden body with a healthy white head. Retention great and lots of lacing. The beer looks fantastic.

S- Strong biscuity malt, with some sweet fruitiness. Booze is there too. Spices and Belgian yeast are also prominent.

T- The taste is what separates this beer from the finer, authentic Belgian Tripels. The sweetness is a little too much, and there is almost a bitterness to it as well, which adds some weight. This style usually carries a really wonderful delicate flavor profile, but Golden Monkey comes off a little heavy, a little harsh.

M- The mouthfeel runs alongside the flavor. A little heavy. Most Tripels disguise their strength, but I can feel it with this one.

O- This is a very solid beer. I would, order this again, of course, especially since I live about 20 minutes from the brewpub. However, ranking it among real Belgians, it is a bit of a long shot. Better than most North American brewers, other than Ommegang and Unibroue, so a job well done.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
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