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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,826 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,826
Reviews: 1,684
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 105
Gots: 807 | 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

No notes at this time.
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12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip

Finally got around to reviewing this one.

A- Beautiful light golden body with a healthy white head. Retention great and lots of lacing. The beer looks fantastic.

S- Strong biscuity malt, with some sweet fruitiness. Booze is there too. Spices and Belgian yeast are also prominent.

T- The taste is what separates this beer from the finer, authentic Belgian Tripels. The sweetness is a little too much, and there is almost a bitterness to it as well, which adds some weight. This style usually carries a really wonderful delicate flavor profile, but Golden Monkey comes off a little heavy, a little harsh.

M- The mouthfeel runs alongside the flavor. A little heavy. Most Tripels disguise their strength, but I can feel it with this one.

O- This is a very solid beer. I would, order this again, of course, especially since I live about 20 minutes from the brewpub. However, ranking it among real Belgians, it is a bit of a long shot. Better than most North American brewers, other than Ommegang and Unibroue, so a job well done.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,826 ratings.