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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,051 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,051
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 59
Gots: 338 | 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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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-13-2013 03:48:04 | More by robertjskelton
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-26-2013 12:58:52 | More by mcsauter82
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-18-2013 02:53:55 | More by timjim1327
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-25-2012 23:43:57 | More by JALIEN
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PSUDREW

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours a light straw color. Although it has some different charecteristics, this has a very sweet malty flavor to it, and the typical barelywine flavor that masks or mixes the sweetness of malt and alchohol. While the belgian style is not my fav, per say, it has a nice all around charecter, esp if you age it, grad a couple and enjoy your night.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2004 05:23:12 | More by PSUDREW
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First off I do not like Triple's, I find them sour, sickly sweet, and dry, generally speaking it's to imbalanced.However, this offering from Victory, bottled on April 13, is wonderful.

Nicely balanaced, bananas and biscuty body. This balalnced doesn't stop there; doesn't fall in to the sour/sweet category. Slight estery notes sandwiched nicely in in between and unbelieveably well hidden 9,5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 11:24:18 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean golden color with a large white head that has great retention and leaves a lot of lacing.

Strong yeasty aroma upfront with some banana and cloves.

Similar to the aroma, the taste delivers with the same yeasty notes along with fruity notes of banana and pear.

Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Not a favorite of the style overall, but for an American made Tripel, this is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 17:51:30 | More by Vengeance526
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-07-2013 01:48:52 | More by morrowd3
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-02-2012 22:43:59 | More by dragomni
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C-Dog


2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-27-2012 07:10:29 | More by C-Dog
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hdofu

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears golden with a thin white head quickly dissipating. Smell is of peaches, vanilla and cinnamon. Taste begins very sweet and complicated then it has bitterness, almost pepperiness in the finish. It has a wheat taste to it. It has a crisp mouthfeel with just the right amount of bubbles. The alcohol burn you'd expect at a 9.5 isn't there. It wouldn't be my first choice of a six pack to pick up but it isn't bad either.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 21:46:35 | More by hdofu
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chickenflea

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tulip glass from 12oz bottle. Served cold. Poured a clear golden yellow with rapid bubbling white head that dissipated quickly. The aroma is of ripe banana and pepper with lighter hints of coriander and lemon zest. Ripe banana and citrus notes hit your taste buds first with a the rest of the profile taken up by spice (pepper, coriander, cinnamon), yeast, bread. The finish is pleasantly bitter with a good bit of alcohol burn on the throat. Mouthfeel is syrupy with an average carbonation. Heavy body. I love the balance between the malt, yeast, spices and hops in this beer. A good tripel

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 21:07:04 | More by chickenflea
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-19-2014 14:53:14 | More by Shandycan
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hyuga

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-15-2011 06:37:52 | More by hyuga
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drxandy

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked/caged bottled sept. 17th 2009 to tulip glass

not the first time i've had golden monkey, but the first corked and caged bottle of it i've bought

pours a golden shade with a light tinge of red, creamy white head retains nicely

smells of spicy yeastly goodness, malt

taste is of heavy yeast esters, malt is very dry, light hops in the background have mostly faded out but the bitterness shows a little in the finish, alcohol makes itself known in the finish and the aftertaste as well

mouthfeel is a good weight, alcohol makes it slick and a little hot even with almost a year on it - carbonation is good and perfect for style

drinkability is sneaky, the alcohol doesn't show it's self too much and its quite tasty - a great meal beer

paired it with peppercorn cheddar (if you havent tried a saison or triple with peppercorn'd cheese you owe it to yourself, they pair amazingly), nom nom nom

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 01:21:54 | More by drxandy
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-07-2014 16:38:02 | More by YobroitsJoe
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-14-2013 03:24:27 | More by IRONRakkasan
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-16-2012 15:04:01 | More by cclark67789
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Huffs

New York

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass and developed a nice white head which had some good lacing. Lacing and head quickly dissipated. Color was straw and cloudy. Aroma was very strong in the alcohol department with hints of grain and malt. Taste was also strong with the alcohol and hints of citrus and malt, fairly sweet overall. Mouthfeel was full and somewhat creamy.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 23:30:12 | More by Huffs
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SamN

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Huge frothy white head, thick and rocky. Hazy dark golden color with lots of carbonation present. Lacing is evident. Smell is strongly of coriander, flowery spices, seemingly adjunct malt, a varied bouquet. Taste is sprawling, starts with grainy malts, moves to a powerfully flowery/fruity spiced middle and ending on a blunt hops and spice note. Quite an intense flavor profile, extremely strong tastes. Lots of overripe fruits, banana and some apples, maybe even something resembling peaches or apricots. The tastes fade a little too quickly into a souring mash-up of competing flavors. Not great, not bad. Pretty decent. The startlingly high alcohol is well hidden in this Tripel. Medium light body with a little fizziness.

A pretty overwhelming brew, nothing to session with and may overpower all but the most daring of food. A good example of brewery prowess, but a bit of an orphan beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 21:22:17 | More by SamN
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-28-2012 01:17:33 | More by olympicgatorade
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2012 15:16:03 | More by swetsastonic
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-07-2012 15:46:00 | More by jurbanik
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drumrboy22

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Triple Karmeliet glass. I thought the head was small for a tripel. It was white and fizzy. Body was lightly cloudy and dark yellow. Hardly and lacing around the glass.

Aroma was light malt, straw, herbs, flowers, cloves and light fruits. Particularly apple and pear.

Taste was spicy with pepper and cloves, but also some banana flavor as well.

Long finish and easy drinking, but not as complex as most tripels out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 15:52:32 | More by drumrboy22
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-28-2012 17:53:21 | More by DioS
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,051 ratings.