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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,330 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,330
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 69
Gots: 461 | 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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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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

poured into a chimay goblet. pours a hazy almost straw like color with sediment floating around and carbonation streaming from the bottom.smells fairly floral with bready and caramel notes. taste and mouthfeel - fairly medium to full body with some bitter hops up front and bready almost funky maltiness. overall a middle of the road tripel that would be alright for newbies to the style to try, but if you've had any of the belgian ones like westmalle, chmay white, or a ton of others it definently doesn't hold a candle. not half as complex as those.

deeznuts420, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The pour produces a pale, yellowish-gold colored brew with a very bright, sunny look. The beer is mostly clear with active, champagne-like carbonation visible. The head is one fat finger of dense, white foam that drops slowly.

S-The smell is full of pepper, straw, hay, and a touch of sweet banana. There is definitely some alcohol here, too, with a sweet, estery, candied fruit like nose reminding you that this is no light beer.

T-The taste is mildly sweet banana; earthy straw/grass, and obvious alcohol. Lots of esters coming through. The spices are pepper-heavy, but there is some clove, too. The whole thing is a bit musty tasting, which is not a bad thing.

M-The feel is medium-bodied with prickly, assertive carbonation.

O-I have had better tripels and I have had worse tripels, so I guess this one is middle-of-the-road. High points for looks, in particular. The alcohol is a touch aggressive, and the complexity is not up to par with the best of the style, but I found this beer to be a decent representation of the style. I give this decent marks for emulation of old-world, Belgian style.

spoony, Mar 23, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -6.2%

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ChemicalEngineer, Mar 23, 2013
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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,330 ratings.