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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,058 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,058
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 59
Gots: 339 | 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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BucannonXC5

California

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 for a variety 12-pack
Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013; Also a long and uninformative spiel about a monkey which really didn’t speak to the beer.

Poured a golden clear color with 1-2 fingers of white head that had good retention from the get-go. Minimal lacing on the sides. Decent retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled banana, cloves, Circus Peanuts candy, nutmeg, pepper and kiwi.

Got a strong taste of alcohol, initially with not much behind it. Still got banana, cloves and Circus Peanuts candy, but all subdued because of the alcohol. Some spices in there as well, but hard to put my finger on what kind. Sweet and sugary as well.

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Astringent strong finish.

Not a bad beer, but I wouldn’t say it was a great beer. The flavor was lacking in my opinion, but the alcohol strength was there.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 05:10:44 | More by BucannonXC5
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-29-2012 03:05:44 | More by Lewdd
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Sloppybear


5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-29-2012 00:10:15 | More by Sloppybear
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-28-2012 02:15:56 | More by TubaManJack
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shaw87psu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-28-2012 00:12:48 | More by shaw87psu
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MAJ85

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-27-2012 22:26:31 | More by MAJ85
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-27-2012 16:58:06 | More by mrskunk
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-27-2012 06:04:11 | More by Orange
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2012 21:39:49 | More by smithj4
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pathead

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-26-2012 01:39:28 | More by pathead
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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-25-2012 22:11:43 | More by Vbloise
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-25-2012 20:51:12 | More by BeerLover99
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Hazy yellow with three fingers of white head..nice lacing.

Nose is pretty spicy, yeasty, chalky, mildly phenolic and sweet.

Taste is much sweeter, less complex than nose. Lots of banana, spice forward, very little alcohol, bready, restrained bitterness.

Light body for a tripel but has a nice dry finish.

Some decent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 05:53:53 | More by TheMultiYeast
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-24-2012 06:47:30 | More by NickThePyro
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-24-2012 02:37:14 | More by Kevin79
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Corsendonk chalice.
Golden-peach colored with a white head that has very good retention and leaves the glass well coated.
Aroma: full, spicy and fruity, with some bready malt, but a bit dank and overly floral. [1.75]
The body is medium with good carbonation.
Taste: rich, spicy and complex, but a little too sweet. Also too yeasty for my tastes, The alcohol is noticeable in the aroma, the flavor and the feel.

O: compared unfavorably in about every respect to the Maredsous 10 Tripel that preceded it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 01:31:52 | More by chinchill
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LiLKube


4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-23-2012 21:55:08 | More by LiLKube
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SuperBub

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-23-2012 13:36:31 | More by SuperBub
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-23-2012 02:56:56 | More by RobDB
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-22-2012 22:23:30 | More by Snellgg5
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-22-2012 22:05:12 | More by cliff1066
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VinnyA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-22-2012 16:54:01 | More by VinnyA
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PCBrewski

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-22-2012 03:05:16 | More by PCBrewski
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SeamusDoyle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow gold, high carbonation leading to a large bubbled off white head that hangs in valiantly for some time. Aroma is bursting with banana, clove, some bubblegum, lemon, apricot, and yeast. Taste is delicious; more spicy herbal notes mixed with bready malt, yeast, clove, banana, a hint of coriander. Mouthfeel is very lively and lush. Finish is bitter-sweet with a strong peppery kick and some alcohol heat in the throat.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 19:14:53 | More by SeamusDoyle
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TheGaskin

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-21-2012 04:37:58 | More by TheGaskin
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,058 ratings.