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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

4,581 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 4,581
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 83
Gots: 573 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Cdmomo79, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bigpoppa67, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

100200300, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

E1D0L0N, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

xnicknj, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Wufdogger, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of dwren89
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: slightly pale gold with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: pale malt biscuitness, coriander, Belgian yeast clove phenols, zesty citrus notes, slight peppery spiciness

Taste: pale maltiness with definite Belgian yeast peppery/cloviness, slight underlying citrus notes that are a little lemony, tangy balanced finish with some residual spiciness

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, a little waterier than Trappist tripels, medium body

Overall Impression: A nice quaff, very drinkable and exhibiting tasty peppery/clovey Belgian yeast notes with medium pale malt biscuitness. Falls a little short of Trappist and abbey tripels by not incorporating quite enough Belgian yeast character and a little too much citrusy ness. Definitely an American interpretation of the Belgian classic.

dwren89, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Camjmorton, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Craze38, Jul 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

srgj88, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jamison85, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

captainbearcat, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

BraveGator, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jfstilling, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

KevinGordon, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BGCoon, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Ian_Hammons, Jul 14, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A vigorous pour filled my tulip glass up to the very top with a quickly fading head. The active carbonation maintained a thin film on top of the beer, which I find to be very nice. Not much lacing to speak of. The color is fantastic. It's a bright gold, but depending on the light I see yellow or copper colored highlights. This beer is very clear and particularly nice in mellow sunlight.

S - Spiciness with a bit of clove.

T - Banana and spice up front. A touch of sweetness here, a dab of bitterness there as the beer progresses through the finish. The alcohol is present, but less so than the 9.5% would suggest.

M - Wonderful bubbly carbonation that feels almost pillowy in the mouth, but the finish leaves a bit of a sticky feeling. I wish it finished a little cleaner.

O - Nice beer, very flavorful. I would see no need to have more than one of these in an evening. Nice addition to an afternoon watching golf.

Andrew041180, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ilikebeer03, Jul 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

countofmc, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ronin926, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

eargle, Jul 11, 2013
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Bennick218, Jul 11, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,581 ratings.