Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,063 | Reviews: 1,609 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap at Willie McBride's in Hoboken, NJ
A: Pours a lightly hazy medium straw yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. There were light amounts of small visible yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a finger tall dense white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pale malts, bananas, and spicy yeast.
T: Moderate flavors of pale malts with some light fruits (white grape, apple, pear) upfront with some slightly stronger notes of banana and spicy/peppery yeast towards the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.
O: Not the easiest beer to drink as the alcohol is noticeable but it is a very enjoyable beer and a great example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2012 02:52:13 | More by dbrauneis
3.8/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. One finger head that quickly dissipates. Dark golden in color with some lacing. Okay looking beer but I expect more from a Tripel.
Slight Tripel aroma that is farly subdued. Again, I expect more from a tripel. The smell is kind of yeasty, fruity and okay but very subdued.
Taste is pretty good. Starts slightly hoppy with some Belgian undertones. You definitely get a hint of a normal tripel taste in the middle with a kind of hoppy finish. I could be mistaking the finish for hops when it's the alcohol but I'm not sure. It tastes more like a Belgian ipa instead of a tripel and I would market it that way.
Mouthfeel is okay. It starts with good carbonation but doesn't really smooth out like a normal tripel just kind of has less carbonation.
Overall a good beer. I drink it fairly regularly mainly because of price, availability, and abv. Definitely not a normal tripel but still pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 22:48:01 | More by dbell23
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,063 ratings.