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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,481 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,481
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 77
Gots: 522 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mikehillman, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

ryser2k, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

whallgren, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of cjac
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

cjac, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of tvghost
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

tvghost, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.5/5  rDev +22%

wisegreensoul, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of andrewjraab
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale yellow color with a huge foamy and creamy white head. not much stick or lacing during the drink.

S - Banana peels, coriander, malts, sweet smelling.

T - This is a new style of beer for me so I'm not familiar yet what makes this beer tick. A nice bready like taste with a decent level of bitterness with a warming alcoholic finish. The malts are present and I seriously like this brew.

O - This beer has given me a new outlook on the Belgium style and I will definitely try more of these. I would recommend this for sure.

andrewjraab, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Swift989, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of cnally
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

decent hazy orange-yellow, maize even coloring...very slight white head falls down quick.

floral, orchard fruit aroma. overripe apricots and apples, fermented plums, scented well.

the flavor borders between sour yeasts and a slight bitter hop. the apple flavor is very evident, with a taste of clove hiding behind there.

frothy feel, not very slick. not overdone on the carbonation. I would have liked a touch more body.

not one I would seek out again, strictly because it is hoppy enough to pass for a poor belgian pale ale, but soulless for a tripel.

cnally, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of scooter231
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy strawberry blonde color, with some white bubbly head and pretty lacing around the glass. Smells spicey and lemony, barely vanilla-y. Tastes quite spicy- corriander, clove, black pepper. Belgian. Mouthfeel is a tad watery but still a bit bubbly. Sneakily, sneakily drinkable. 9+ percent? Never saw it coming. Great bang for your buck.

scooter231, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of PintOHops
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Snifter

A - Clear golden color with a very soapy 1-finger head that dissipated rather fast. No lacing was left on my glass but the beer remained looking somewhat lively in my glass.

S - It smells very sweet with lots of candy and banana notes everywhere. I also get clove and cinnamon with notes of banana nut bread. It smells pretty fresh with a bit of alcohol shining through all the sweet aroma's.

T - I get banana and bubble gum flavors upfront and throughout. The clove spice and bitterness seem to be competing with the alcoholic flavors towards the finish, but then some mild bready and very sugary flavors cut between both at the end. Pretty smooth for the amount of ABV but not to the extreme. As it warmed I got a bit more spice like cinnamon, and it even seemed a bit smoother tasting.

M - Soft and smooth with lite crispness and a medium body.

O - Overall this beer was good to me, it's not the best Tripel Ive had but it's good. It seemed to be a bit more sweet than anything else, I would have liked a bit more banana nut bread character in the taste, that I experienced in the aroma. I think I would have it again but probably pay a bit more for another Tripel. Worth a try for Tripel fans though. Cheers!

PintOHops, Apr 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Snellgg5, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MightiestBeard, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mcsauter82, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

morrowd3, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Goobastic, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

cantfindme, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

sanitarium16, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of HoustonTX
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow, small cream white head, and small trails of lacing.

S - Sugary malt.

T - Taste is very sweet, small amount of hops and sugar coated malts are present. Over the top sweetness for a triple, with a slight hop bitter aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is decent, due to near perfect carbonation.

D - Drinkability is average due to the way over-sweetness of this brew.

In my opinion, much too sweet for the style. However, if you are new to tripels, this will suit you well. Would be interesting to see how these would age. If I can say one great thing about this beer, it's how well it hides its alcohol content. It may be sweet, but the 9.5% will knock you to the floor. Give it a try.

HoustonTX, Jun 02, 2006
Photo of TheTrevor
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer poured poured an opaque yellowish orange with a fluffy single-finger head. The smell is some sweet malt with hints of fruit and spice. The taste starts off with some sweet malt that gives away to banana and apricot fruitiness that finishes off with some nice spice. The mouthfeel is fairly thick with some nice warming from the alcohol. It's a very tasty beer, but it might sit a little heavy to have more than one of at a time.

TheTrevor, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of DannyDan
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a light golden hue with a thick creamy white head that disappears quickly leaving a thin head that has really excellent retention and lacing. The carbonation is also good on this one. The aroma is candy, hops, and some fruits. The taste starts out with some hops followed by some sweet malts and some fruits throughout (primarily apples and bananas). The taste finishes off with a mix of fruit and hops. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. A very easy drinking beer that hides the 9.5% abv very very well. A great beer that I'll be drinking again. Another Victory for Victory Brewing Company.

DannyDan, Sep 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,481 ratings.