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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

4,500 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 4,500
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 78
Gots: 528 | 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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Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a clear gold color with a bit of orange.

The aroma has Belgian yeast, clove, banana, lots of spice.

The flavor follows, but not exactly. You definitely get some wheat, spice, and watery banana juice. Then the flavor behinds almost medicinal or metallic on the aftertaste.

The body is a bit light on this one, but the aftertaste I had issues with.

This isn’t an undrinkable or offensive beer, just a bit off when comparing it to the highly rated tripels I’ve had. It’s a good entry because it’s so drinkable despite being 9.5% ABV, but still not exactly what I’m looking for in a tripel.

dar482, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Hermthegerm
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hermthegerm, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Hayden_Rhea
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hayden_Rhea, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hockey_Fan, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of jborg
3/5  rDev -18.7%

jborg, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramels, Cointreau, cloves, cinnamon and bready malt. Hints of piney hops.
Taste mostly follows nose, sweet flavor malt, caramels, condiments, Belgian yeast and tangerines. Also, hints of apricot soaked in liquor, guaraná, pineapples and lemongrass. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a residual medicine taste.
Medium body with medium effervescent carbonation. Incredible how they were able to hide the 9.5% ABV in the palate.
Decent hoppy Tripel, though it felt to me more like a Saison. That would be better rated if consider as such.

FLima, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of redmaw
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

redmaw, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of RMelyon
4/5  rDev +8.4%

RMelyon, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BeenTired, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

cutout, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jacob007, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

anaids, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Theniz, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

NappyB, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

prdstmnky, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Beans11, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Juuroumaru, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BKBassist, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

starhawkxi, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

enelson, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright Golden color, almost glowing in the glass, the head white white and fluffy.

The scent is yeasts, clove, some big banana notes at times and an earthy malt aroma.

The taste was deceiving as I caught more wheat, clove and metallic banana. Advertised as a Tripel it seemed to be missing some elements.

The feel was medicinal, almost sour vinegary. Left an aftertaste of metal and band aids. Those with me did not express the same opinions so there may be personal issues at play but I was disappointed.

KYGunner, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MrBoh, Jun 23, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 4,500 ratings.