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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,838 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,838
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 105
Gots: 814 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle -> Chalice

Pours a light golden color with no bubbles. Little head that dissipates quickly but a little lingers for a while.

Smells like bananas with a little tobacco.

No huge flavors, but the banana smell is carried through. High alcohol content is present. A little hoppy aftertaste that is pretty good.

Mouthfeel is very good at first. Very nice carbonation and "grittiness" but the aftertaste is almost soapy and not good.

I'm a big fan of the beer all in all but it certainly benefits from a colder pour to kill some of the negative aftertaste aspects. As far as beers of this style and alcohol content go, it's one of the better ones but not perfect.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium gold, with excellent clarity. There was no head to speak of, but I'm inclined to attribute this at least partially to the bartenders' inability to pour or clean glasses.

Smell: The bouquet was disappointingly light. Banana and cloves, as to be expected, but not much else to smell here.

Taste: The phenols and esters taste as light as they smell. Also present is some toasted malt and caramel, making the whole thing taste like a dark lager that got poured into a glass that was holding a hefeweizen a minute ago.

Mouthfeel: Overly light in terms of body, but the carbonation is good. Gives it a dry finish that detracts a little from the bland taste.

Overall: I've had this twice now, since I was convinced that the first time I tried it I was drinking an old batch. But no, big disappointment both times. Wouldn't spend $1.99 on the stuff. Blech/blah.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,838 ratings.