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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,063 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,063
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 341 | 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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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
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-21-2012 04:33:38 | More by ryanpj
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willitsmckinley


4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-20-2012 03:25:40 | More by willitsmckinley
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-20-2012 00:01:35 | More by BK2084
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rymurphy617

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-19-2012 20:07:50 | More by rymurphy617
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-19-2012 03:39:52 | More by kb2250
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DaleB50

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-18-2012 21:57:23 | More by DaleB50
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jgluck

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-17-2012 23:18:02 | More by jgluck
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-17-2012 15:36:35 | More by stereosforgeeks
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-17-2012 11:48:33 | More by grahamboudreaux
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12-17-2012 00:45:30 | More by ridgeline23
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dgp207

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-16-2012 23:48:13 | More by dgp207
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-16-2012 19:37:07 | More by laurastradford
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myshtigo


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-16-2012 04:16:20 | More by myshtigo
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A local favorite. Served in a Sam Adams prefect pint. This will mess you up quick if you session it.

I've had many a Golden Monkey in my day. I recall hating it in my early craft experience (read: I still bought Blue Moon) for being booze-y One of the better ways to get really messed up in North (or really, the Greater area) Philadelphia without going to a local bar while still drinking something good. Golden Monkey is a 9.5% spiced tripel that's pretty frequently available at Philadelphia bars and/or beer-serving food marts.

Appearance: Deceptively looks like any other macro beer. An inexperienced beer drinker may think this looks like a Budweiser. Keeps a nice head that clings to the glass.

Smell: Slightly booze, but if you're a Golden Monkey (or spiced, or tripel veteran) not uninviting.

Taste: A pretty spiced tripel. First taste may be rough, but you'll get used to it if you stick it. A good beer. ABV per dollar outside of Philly bars, you can't go wrong... Whether you want a delicious drunk or a slight buzz with good taste. Heavily spiced, much better than "normal" tripels in my own opinion.

Mouthfeel: A moderate mouthfeel.

Overall: it's the regional go-to for tripels. Weyerbacher has a decent winter seasonal, but Golden Monkey is what's up in the Greater Philly. Get to know it, you won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 00:33:42 | More by ColdWaffles
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JimP1979

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-15-2012 20:15:24 | More by JimP1979
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erikl48

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-15-2012 14:50:00 | More by erikl48
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Magic Hat #9 pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium gold color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before slowly descending to an 1/8 inch head. Thick, sudsy lacing.

S- Lovely bouquet of wheat and Belgian yeast springs from the glass. Rich and crisp with very little alcohol detected.

T- Clean but yeasty flavor with some clove-like spice. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Some fruity esters and a slight tinge of malt. Hops are subtle but there.

M- Medium-high carbonation results in a semi-spritzy drink. Light body.

O- This was one of the beers that led to my fascination with Belgians around the time I turned 21. I remember revisiting it a couple years ago after having had some more refined and revered tripels and saying "Why did I like this so much? It's nothing compared to other better tripels." However, now that I sit down and examine the details, I realize that the reason this beer is so good and so popular is because it really hides the alcohol in a way that many other Belgians (American or Belgian-made) don't while still containing all the great characteristics of the style. It's not on my top ten list, but it deserves all the credit it gets IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 03:46:23 | More by Immortale25
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larrynevins

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-13-2012 23:24:05 | More by larrynevins
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BlairB

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-13-2012 20:44:29 | More by BlairB
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Treb0R

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

12-13-2012 16:28:23 | More by Treb0R
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,063 ratings.