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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,265 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,265
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 69
Gots: 428 | 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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Photo of cdizinno

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Presentation: Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 12oz brown bottle.

A: Hazy, golden-straw color. Nice fluffy white head that quickly turns to a thin white lace. Minimal lacing.

S: Faint floral with a bready but yeasty scent in the nose. More citrus as the beer warms.

T&M: Smooth, creamy, rich and full-bodied beer. Hops hit with soft floral notes. Some spicy bitterness. Mild malty sweetness with bread and yeast flavors.

Decent tripel but not too original. Decent fallback but nothing I'm going out of my way to make a regular drinker.

12-19-2010 22:00:59 | More by cdizinno
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-25-2013 06:34:51 | More by boudreaux
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

A - Looks like apple juice when poured into a glass with 2 fingers head and some lacing present that is quite inviting

S - picking up alcohol, fruit, and perhaps even a slight spice/skunkiness (very mild)

T - Definately taste the alcohol - perhaps even a bit towards the rubbing alcohol sense but it has a nice warming effect. There's fruit present as well as some significant spice that was unexpected. Also it has a lingering candy taste that comes from the back. Very nice

M - It doesn't dry the palate which is nice and the body seems to be fairly light.

D - The alcohol isn't masked in this but it warms your throat on the way down and has a nice soothing effect. The ABV would keep me from having many of these but overall, I'd say this has average drinkability.

04-25-2009 00:40:50 | More by beerman207
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-22-2012 03:34:12 | More by cynical1027
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-29-2013 01:32:44 | More by EFR94
Photo of jreitman


4/5  rDev +8.4%

Nice yellow color with orange hue and a thick white head. Noticed some chill hazy and sediment suspended in the beer. Spicy flavor with some malt sweetness towards the back of the mouth. Highly carbonated with a pretty large alcohol kick. Overall a pretty good beer.

06-02-2002 16:38:58 | More by jreitman
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-31-2014 09:58:55 | More by jduprey007
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-19-2012 02:11:04 | More by NeverSettle
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-21-2012 01:08:02 | More by GiantMidget
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-27-2013 22:04:51 | More by Shawnspl
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2013 19:26:15 | More by dankjohn
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 18:42:36 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

It's a golden, slightly hazy color with a thick fluffy white head and some light lacing. It smells fruity; there are some hints of lemon zest in it, some herbs and spices. It has a medium/light body that's mildly sweet when it first hits your tongue, slightly bitter around the side of your mouth and has a mild aftertaste that's semi-sweet and has a dry alcohol feeling to it. It really warms up your mouth; I would definitely buy this one again

07-01-2008 07:38:10 | More by vickersspitfire
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-02-2012 13:18:52 | More by LostHighway
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New York

2.7/5  rDev -26.8%

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. No freshness date on the bottle.
A) Hazy gold with one finger of white head. Doesn't leave much lacing. Lots of carbonation.
S) Clove, some lemony, citrus notes. A bit of hops.
T) Sour/bitter taste on the tongue as soon as it hits the mouth. Pleasant, spicy and slightly citrusy middle and then that sour/bitterness returns in the finish. Bad bottle?
M/D) Very soft mouthfeel. Not very carbonated at all. This beer is not undrinkable, but I am not enjoying this.

It could be that I got a bad bottle, but I did not like this beer. It looked and smelled great, and the taste had potential, but that sharp sour/bitterness that greats you when it enters and says good-bye before it leaves ruins the beer. I would like to try another bottle of this just to find out if the problem was this particular bottle or if it's the beer in general.

02-15-2011 21:04:29 | More by goalie33
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4.16/5  rDev +12.7%

This beer is better served at a colder temp- 45°F, which brings out the spice, and balance in the aroma/taste.

In a tulip, the beer poured an attractive golden color with a 1F head.

The aroma was quite good- not as pronounced as other tripels- but light spice, clove, and esters- bubblegum.

The mouth feel wasn't too carbonated which I like in a tripel, and transitions well to the taste.

The taste was spicy and there was an undertone of esters( bubblegum) Very smooth taste.

Finish- lightly bitterness which enchanced the overall tasting.

In general, unlike other tripels- the taste, aroma, mouth feel, and finish are not over pronounced.
It's well balanced and easy drinking. Highly underrated and worth checking out. I will drink it again.

04-30-2014 01:23:01 | More by brureview
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-26-2013 12:58:52 | More by mcsauter82
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-06-2013 13:19:40 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-05-2014 05:10:37 | More by mpenske
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-15-2014 01:15:12 | More by WuBByG999
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

12-10-2012 00:12:15 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-12-2014 18:25:12 | More by Brinks
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4.58/5  rDev +24.1%

The most amazing part of this beer is the smell; almost cinnamon and dry fruit (on a sidenote..my wife has a candle that smells exactly the same..it's called Kitchen Spice). Pours a cloudy golden color.
Tastes spicy (not hot) with a lingering sense of wheat. I enjoyed this beer over a reuben sandwich and it complimented the spicy pastrami very well.

05-22-2006 00:25:07 | More by JohnnyM2002
Photo of clickpush


4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle to tulip. Clear orange body w tons of bubbles capped by one finger white head. Sticky and inviting. Nose is of Belgian yeast, sweet stone fruit, and a touch of pepper corn. Flavor is similar. Clean finish, not cloying. High alcohol is well masked.

05-23-2011 22:46:36 | More by clickpush
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3.43/5  rDev -7%

12 Oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow (to style). Built a 1” head that hangs around and left decent lacing.

Smell: A few hoppy notes, also a hint of spice. Nothing spectacular but not bad either.

Taste: A combination of malty sweetness and floral hoppy bitterness up front, the hoppy character remains throughout the beer breaking the “sweet up front and bitter at the finish” tripel style. The malty sweetness does balance the beer nicely as the spice and the phenols come through stronger at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and smooth on the palate, the warmth from the alcohol is pleasant and not overwhelming.

Overall: Nice American example of the Belgian style. All in all an enjoyable beer at a very reasonable price point.

06-23-2011 19:32:05 | More by BobZ
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,265 ratings.