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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,754
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 95
Gots: 724 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-hazy dark gold with a large white head that laced the glass heavy
S-dark fruit smell with some spice
T-spicy with some warming in the aftertaste. The spice seemed to stay with you
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-the spice was the main taste smee, and aftertaste

Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of OB1
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Luiz0930
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of abrodsky
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of blitz134
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smallish white head formed over a honey colored body with a slight bit of haze. Head disappeared rapidly to leave nothing on top.

Yeasty, bready, sweet malt aroma dominates the nose. Some lemony citrus aromas come through over some candy sweetness. Light aroma, but well constructed.

Taste is sweet malts with a good kick of spiciness. Light fruit undertones of white grapes. Alcohol presence comes through at the very finish, its light but noticable. Not as much of the typical Belgian flavor that we are all familiar with. I want to give the taste a 4, but something about this doesn't agree with me

Mouthfeel is fairly full and crisp. Not much carbonation. Coats the mouthwell and the flavor lingers for a while. Drinkability seems okay, something about this makes me only want this one for now. Not my favorite triple, but good nonetheless.

Photo of PalatePilot
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of kshankar
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a thick white foam. Good retention, lacing is minimal.

Aroma is predominantly banana, cloves and a strong yeast profile. Taste is similar, the banana balances well with the spice profile. Very yeasty. Bit of boozy bitterness at the finish.

Lighter side of medium, well carbonated. Drinkable, especially for something that is approaching 10% ABV.

Photo of necoadam
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't really find Tripel's around my area so when I saw a fresh 6-pack of the Golden Monkey I decided to nab it quickly. Bottled on March 20, 2004. Poured out a nice golden/orange color with a bit of carbonation in it. Smell was mostly sweet. Some malts, grapes, and some spice in there. Taste was pretty much the same. It's like a one-two punch of sweet and spicy. Candy-like sweetness hits first then fades away to a spicy/tart flavors. Some hops can be detected as well. Not a bad beer, maybe just a little bit more balancing may be in order for this to be "out of this world."

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BobZ
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very light yellow in color, wiht a very small white head at the top that left barely any lacing around the glass.

S: Banana and pineapple right away with nice warm bready notes through out, very sweet and subtle nose on this brew.

T: A little spice up front, with lots of banana and pineapple, the hops give it a very tiny bitterness but very subtle, a little bready as well.

M: Light bodied, a good amount of carbonation, and refreshing.

O: This brew was not at all bad, very refreshing and calming. had this with some pizza at a local italian restaurant, this brew was pretty good.

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,754 ratings.