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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,322 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,322
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 69
Gots: 454 | 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 slim2043
3/5  rDev -18.7%

slim2043, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Mike099
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Mike099, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Bauzen
3.58/5  rDev -3%

The color is a misty pale yellow and foam laces beautifully in the glass, but dissolves quickly.

Aroma is potent. Hints of banana and candied ginger round out the bouquet.

An aggressive ABV punches up the all the flavors you take in from the initial aroma, though I found it a little too aggressive for a beer of this genre. The potency won't deter most beer enthusiasts, but it makes for a very 'beefy' tripel - a genre that generally lends itself to Belgian finesse. This beer does not. It wants you to hit you hard, and I don't feel it does the genre justice. The 'higher-rated' tripels out there are lighter and smoother.

That being said, it's a 'good' beer, flavorful and pleasant but deceiving as that 9.5% ABV hits you and you're left wondering what did it. I wish Victory could have let the flavors speak for themselves in this beer. They're certainly using quality ingredients and they know what they're doing.

Bauzen, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JonReif, Apr 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

CATVDK, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

aranton, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JakeDebus, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

hiphops24, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BrianCuoz, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

WallE89, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Zuidman, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

MaddDogg84, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

rcatalano, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

RochefortChris, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

PalatePilot, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of NateEmz
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.

NateEmz, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

HiWire, Mar 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

TheMerryMonk, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

OB1, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kingmaker, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dwagner003, Mar 27, 2013
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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.

DenverLogan, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Horbar, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

HippieHops, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mre0683, Mar 25, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,322 ratings.