Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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5,060 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,060
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 124
Gots: 1,046 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 5,060 | Reviews: 1,762
Photo of wiscokid920
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Floral up front followed by a prickly spice and bready notes with yeasty flavors. Lots of warming alcohol on this one that takes away from the rest of what this brew has going for it. Never the less, this is a nice sipper on a cold evening like tonight. Cheers!

Photo of MajorMartn
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure what they put in this, but it gave me hives. I've never had an allergic reaction before. The beer was so fantastic, however, that I finished the last pint before having my girl friend drive up to Walgreens to get me some benadryl.

Photo of xxladycobra16xx
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing Belgium triple beer made in the us

Photo of relement
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. The first one is always a little sharp on my tongue, but still enjoyable.

Photo of Kerih711
4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite beer. Smoothest tripel and at over 9% abv victory really hit a home run with this one

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For the amount of alcohol, this beer is great.

Photo of Duhast500
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

The color is a slightly hazy yellow/gold with two fingers of foamy white and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a little boozy with a good Belgian candy aroma. There is sweetness here with some slightly funky Brett aroma with a dry grape aroma as well.

The taste is filled with an earthy malt backbone that is present throughout. There is a nice mashed banana flavor that wrestles with a sweetness that appears with some grape skin flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a smooth drinkable feel. There is a great warming feel that helps ease down and leaves pleasant aftertaste that gives off a slight sweetness before dissipating.

Photo of Harvest06
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very sweet. Not very complex.

Photo of KidDoc
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BB date of Oct 2017, 12 oz pour into std pint glass. Clear medium gold color with nice medium carbonation. Not much head retention and minimal lacing. Spicy Belgian aroma. Flavor is classic Belgian but with a finish of apricots and cinnamon. I think the mouthfeel is a little light but I still think that the alcohol is well-hidden. If you are a serious student of Belgian triples, this beer may disappoint. For the rest of us, it is a delightful entry to the genre and very enjoyable. Victory does a great job overall.

Photo of danlib21
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just not that into this one

Photo of Liberskull
4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Love the combination of spices; usually drink with Indian food or hot wings.

Photo of everythingiszen
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Does in fact pour an elegant gold. Well carbonated, strong head that dies down fairly quickly. Some persistent lacing. Small amount of sediment. Med-heavy bodied with an alcoholicy backbone (no surprise with and ABV of 9.5%). Aroma is of belgian spiciness, yeasty and citrusy. Flavor is that plus the alchy backbone. Lingering alchy warmth and subtle bitterness. Decent tripel. Like all tripels, it's one and done. 3.75.

Photo of Klaerity
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

not a huge fan of this beer, very alcohol forward with smell of rotten apricots.

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Would be better if it weren't so bitter.

Photo of finz2thestout
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Tripel ale with added spices. Good beer but I'm not a spiced beer fan

Photo of Yancey82
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Bang for the buck one of the best Belgians going. Very enjoyable. Dare to compare.

Photo of Acredlegs
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

A little spicy. Nice Tripel. ABV is up there at 9.5. Nice bittetness

Photo of Bossman20
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Very tasteful for abv. A little thick.

Photo of Vixie
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours a nice clear golden color with a bit of a white head. Considerable amount of bubbles in it.

Smell is yeast, citrus fruit, and spice, mainly pepper.

Taste is fruity, bit of orange and lemon. There is also a bit of Belgian yeast funk and a hint of pepper on the finish.

Feel is ok, about average for the style.

Basically an average triple, nothing really stands out, but is still decent. I think it could use a bit more complexity, the funky flavors tend to overwhelm a bit, would like to see more fruit and pepper. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.

Photo of irishguybeer86
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Does a decent job for a tripel

Photo of EstebanH
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

"Tripel Ale With Spice Added," it says. It definitely does provide some spice.

Photo of martyl1000
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%

On tap at Side Door.

I haven't enjoyed many tripels. I like this one.

Photo of heygeebee
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Good solid tripel, but the alcohol burns from the get-go. Lots of spice in the mix, and a good medium weight body carries it all off in terms of quite big flavours, but the surprsiing thing is how well it goes down on a hot summer night.
A contradiction of a beer :-)

Photo of majorbase2
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange color with a thin white bubbly head that quickly recedes. No lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.. Aroma is of fruit, yeast and spices. Yeast is a little overbearing. A lot more yeast in the taste. Followed by bready malts. A good deal of fruitiness, with no particular flavor standing out. Fruit lingers on the tongue quite a bit, playing nicely with the yeast. Didn't care for the taste much at first, but it grew on me as it warmed. Medium bodied. Carbonation isn't as heavy as it had appeared after pour. A surprisingly easy drinker for 9.5%. Although I am not particularly well versed in Tripels, I was expecting a bit more from this one. Still a solid beer, but not a must have.

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First offering from Victory and this one was a good way to start with them. Although I wasn't overly impressed with the brew out of the bottle - it didn't appear particularly distinctive to me, and it did have a weak head, there was real nice lacing down the glass. The scent put out was okay, hints of citrus with a feel that was very bold and inviting - crisp really, making it easy to chug (if you weren't careful.) Overall I consider it very good and look forward to trying more from this brewer.

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.