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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,258 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,258
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 424 | 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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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-31-2013 02:12:28 | More by RochefortChris
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-30-2013 03:14:00 | More by PalatePilot
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NateEmz

Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev -17.9%

Drank this straight from the bottle.

Smell was very powerful and almost overwhelming. Taste was very intense and perfume-like. Strong alcohol flavor with intense herbal tones. Too much for my liking. First beer was very strong and potent. After the initial bottle my pallet embraced the beer and I enjoyed it more.

Would like to try this beer on tap, but don't think I will be buying in a store again.

03-30-2013 02:00:34 | More by NateEmz
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HiWire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-29-2013 02:45:38 | More by HiWire
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TheMerryMonk

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

03-28-2013 21:41:01 | More by TheMerryMonk
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OB1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-28-2013 04:59:58 | More by OB1
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2013 02:50:21 | More by kingmaker
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-27-2013 15:11:34 | More by dwagner003
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

On tap at the Royal Hilltop Tavern in metro Denver.
Served in a stemmed pokal glass.
Gold with significant head.
Aroma of Belgian candy sugar, banana, anise.
Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter grapefruit rind, grains of paradise, candy sugar, malts.
Overall tasty and rich with some bitterness and pepper spice.

03-26-2013 04:52:16 | More by DenverLogan
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2013 03:02:08 | More by Horbar
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HippieHops

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-26-2013 03:01:51 | More by HippieHops
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mre0683

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-25-2013 01:09:05 | More by mre0683
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2013 20:07:18 | More by comradekyle
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jasonreinike

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-23-2013 23:18:24 | More by jasonreinike
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deeznuts420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

poured into a chimay goblet. pours a hazy almost straw like color with sediment floating around and carbonation streaming from the bottom.smells fairly floral with bready and caramel notes. taste and mouthfeel - fairly medium to full body with some bitter hops up front and bready almost funky maltiness. overall a middle of the road tripel that would be alright for newbies to the style to try, but if you've had any of the belgian ones like westmalle, chmay white, or a ton of others it definently doesn't hold a candle. not half as complex as those.

03-23-2013 11:52:36 | More by deeznuts420
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spoony

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The pour produces a pale, yellowish-gold colored brew with a very bright, sunny look. The beer is mostly clear with active, champagne-like carbonation visible. The head is one fat finger of dense, white foam that drops slowly.

S-The smell is full of pepper, straw, hay, and a touch of sweet banana. There is definitely some alcohol here, too, with a sweet, estery, candied fruit like nose reminding you that this is no light beer.

T-The taste is mildly sweet banana; earthy straw/grass, and obvious alcohol. Lots of esters coming through. The spices are pepper-heavy, but there is some clove, too. The whole thing is a bit musty tasting, which is not a bad thing.

M-The feel is medium-bodied with prickly, assertive carbonation.

O-I have had better tripels and I have had worse tripels, so I guess this one is middle-of-the-road. High points for looks, in particular. The alcohol is a touch aggressive, and the complexity is not up to par with the best of the style, but I found this beer to be a decent representation of the style. I give this decent marks for emulation of old-world, Belgian style.

03-23-2013 04:11:42 | More by spoony
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ChemicalEngineer

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%

A: Light straw yellow with white particulates. Smell is of coriander and wheat. Taste is like a strong wheat ale with a little coriander. Overall, the beer lacks some depth and doesn't have the complexity of others in this style. Not bad but doesn't stand up to Belgian tripel counterparts.

03-23-2013 00:50:01 | More by ChemicalEngineer
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eabarth

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-22-2013 20:32:32 | More by eabarth
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-22-2013 16:50:08 | More by bconsidine
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RyFikes

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-22-2013 13:41:34 | More by RyFikes
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-22-2013 12:44:39 | More by Lare453
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Jonohannah

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-22-2013 02:10:32 | More by Jonohannah
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-21-2013 18:29:51 | More by alysmith4
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

03-20-2013 23:54:37 | More by BGsWo22
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-20-2013 19:55:33 | More by HamGlade10
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,258 ratings.