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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,094 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,094
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 356 | 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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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A vigorous pour filled my tulip glass up to the very top with a quickly fading head. The active carbonation maintained a thin film on top of the beer, which I find to be very nice. Not much lacing to speak of. The color is fantastic. It's a bright gold, but depending on the light I see yellow or copper colored highlights. This beer is very clear and particularly nice in mellow sunlight.

S - Spiciness with a bit of clove.

T - Banana and spice up front. A touch of sweetness here, a dab of bitterness there as the beer progresses through the finish. The alcohol is present, but less so than the 9.5% would suggest.

M - Wonderful bubbly carbonation that feels almost pillowy in the mouth, but the finish leaves a bit of a sticky feeling. I wish it finished a little cleaner.

O - Nice beer, very flavorful. I would see no need to have more than one of these in an evening. Nice addition to an afternoon watching golf.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 17:35:26 | More by Andrew041180
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battlekow

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another pretty tripel, this one more yellowish than the orangey Westmalle I had earlier today. Less of a head as well, but still a looker.

Smells pretty bready and yeasty, maybe a little spiced. I like it. In the taste, besides those characters, the alcohol makes an appearance after being notably absent in the nose, but it behaves itself for the most part. There's a substantial bready finish to Golden Monkey that I'm enjoying particularly. Feels light and fluffy in my mouth, rounding out what is a very pleasant beer to sip while cursing the Yankees.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 04:54:38 | More by battlekow
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Jstark5150

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-03-2012 00:35:38 | More by Jstark5150
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-10-2013 23:45:43 | More by KolbMarley
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CSO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-10-2014 22:17:16 | More by CSO
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium pale golden color with a nearing soda like white head that disappears not long after the pour. Very little patchy lacing around the glass. Seems to have a balanced smell between the hops and malts. There's the fruity malts at first, like apples maybe a little peach. The alcohol is present as well. More so as the beer warms. Then you get the sorta citrus/floral notes in the background. The citrus notes are more along the lines or oranges rather than grapefruits. The nose finishes clean. Has a some what grainy earthy taste up front but then gets into the sweet fruit flavors like apple. Then your hit with the citric hops. Still along the lines of an orange flavor. It ends with a bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while. It has a medium body, smooth and carbonated. There's a little more carbonation then I would like. With a little less carbonation I think it would smooth out the body a little more making for a creamier mouthfeel. All in all this beer is ok. Dont think i could drink more than a couple of these. Not a very good representation of the style but not a bad beer. I could see myself buying this beer again although not a six pack. If i see singles then maybe. At 12.49 a sixer your better off getting something else.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 17:44:42 | More by depechemode1983
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Portertime

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was happy to see Victory brewing in my liquor store. I remeber reading about Hop Devil in a Michael Jackson book a while ago. served it well chilled in a pilsner glass. Poured a bright, crystal clear yellow with a haziness toward the top and a nice, bubbly two finger head. Fine lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma was bursting with banana, clove, raisin, and candied fruit. The first sip was flavorful with a tanginess from the bubbles. The hops in the finish linger for a while with a nice bitterness. Complexity was there but then thinned out a little. All around decent tripel. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2010 21:46:21 | More by Portertime
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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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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-31-2011 18:01:24 | More by hawkmage
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ATXRyan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-25-2012 21:49:43 | More by ATXRyan
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-27-2011 01:30:36 | More by Number3red
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-03-2012 01:23:54 | More by jordanmckell
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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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420Rick

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-18-2013 16:33:10 | More by 420Rick
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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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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-29-2014 17:59:51 | More by ramblinwreck101
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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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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-01-2012 19:29:09 | More by bkrbdan
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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
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,094 ratings.