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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

4,701 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,701
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 86
Gots: 662 | 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 BeerCrack
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of EroticPanda
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For the amount of alcohol, this beer is great.

Photo of TBRich
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gargamel01
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ThatsStout
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duhast500
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

The color is a slightly hazy yellow/gold with two fingers of foamy white and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little boozy with a good Belgian candy aroma. There is sweetness here with some slightly funky Brett aroma with a dry grape aroma as well.

The taste is filled with an earthy malt backbone that is present throughout. There is a nice mashed banana flavor that wrestles with a sweetness that appears with some grape skin flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a smooth drinkable feel. There is a great warming feel that helps ease down and leaves pleasant aftertaste that gives off a slight sweetness before dissipating.

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of merock1402
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidSomers
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuckerster
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KidDoc
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BB date of Oct 2017, 12 oz pour into std pint glass. Clear medium gold color with nice medium carbonation. Not much head retention and minimal lacing. Spicy Belgian aroma. Flavor is classic Belgian but with a finish of apricots and cinnamon. I think the mouthfeel is a little light but I still think that the alcohol is well-hidden. If you are a serious student of Belgian triples, this beer may disappoint. For the rest of us, it is a delightful entry to the genre and very enjoyable. Victory does a great job overall.

Photo of danlib21
2.79/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just not that into this one

Photo of gabepesce
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberskull
4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Love the combination of spices; usually drink with Indian food or hot wings.

Photo of everythingiszen
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Does in fact pour an elegant gold. Well carbonated, strong head that dies down fairly quickly. Some persistent lacing. Small amount of sediment. Med-heavy bodied with an alcoholicy backbone (no surprise with and ABV of 9.5%). Aroma is of belgian spiciness, yeasty and citrusy. Flavor is that plus the alchy backbone. Lingering alchy warmth and subtle bitterness. Decent tripel. Like all tripels, it's one and done. 3.75.

Photo of TomT2
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Klaerity
2.26/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

not a huge fan of this beer, very alcohol forward with smell of rotten apricots.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jturbo95
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Blacksheepbrew
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Would be better if it weren't so bitter.

Photo of sooner958
2/5  rDev -45.9%

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,701 ratings.