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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,235 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,235
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 410 | 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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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-11-2013 04:01:07 | More by yuenglingade
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Skramer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

02-11-2013 00:40:48 | More by Skramer
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kurtisnelson

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-09-2013 21:36:44 | More by kurtisnelson
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TastingRoomCharNtony


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-09-2013 17:19:59 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-09-2013 02:08:28 | More by BMan33
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Txconnesiur


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-08-2013 22:08:14 | More by Txconnesiur
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runner0916

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-07-2013 19:26:11 | More by runner0916
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-07-2013 06:34:32 | More by beernads
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Yello5

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-07-2013 06:16:43 | More by Yello5
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d1ckvanswype

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

This was one of the first craft beers that took me by surprise when I was just getting into microbrews and craft breweries. I'd never had something quite like it, the spice and fruit tones were unknown to me at the time and it became one of my go-to beers.

Recently I got a 22oz bomber that was dated March 28 2012. It should have been fine, but it was apparently directly in front of a light in the display case, and even through the brown bottle it was skunked to all hell. Thankfully a FRESH six pack just came in and I nabbed it. Please redeem this beer, oh Beer Gods.

12oz bottle poured somewhat aggressively into a Duvel glass.

A: A stunning orange-yellow (more orange when the glass is full, more yellow when it's nearly done) with an okay finger and a half/two finger rocky head, which sadly disappears in just a few moments. Virtually no lacing.

S: Yeast, spice and fruit. YUM. A sweet bready aroma, like a really light fruitcake studded with dried fruit and doused in spices. A touch of alcohol when it's cold, not so bad when it's warm for some reason.

T: Spicy yeast, a cinnamon note somewhere in the middle, dried green grapes and a finish of unripe banana. Rather tart and astringent.

M: Initially fairly wet and refreshing, but it eventually leaves your tongue dry and cracked like a desert, dying for another sip. A little tightness in the cheeks from the astringency, not unlike a fairly tart, dry white wine.

O: There's a reason this is one of the beers that really got me into crafts. It's delicious when fresh, but beware, check your bottle dates before you leave the store and if it's a little old then grab from the back of the cooler. It should age a bit better, I hope.

02-07-2013 05:29:15 | More by d1ckvanswype
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-06-2013 15:11:15 | More by gtermi
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totgolfer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2013 13:41:59 | More by totgolfer
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BeerBob1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2013 11:15:15 | More by BeerBob1
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donzilake

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-06-2013 01:37:18 | More by donzilake
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jdbonnette


2.18/5  rDev -40.9%

I gave this beer a number of shots at different points over the last few months. While I love other beers brewed by Victory, this one just does not do it for me. While yes it is high in ABV, the taste just does not really do it for my pallet. I suggest anyone venturing into this beer, but a single or six pack first. I think you will either love it or hate it, and there is really no middle ground.

02-05-2013 22:50:03 | More by jdbonnette
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shahn

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-04-2013 21:04:07 | More by shahn
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -72.9%

02-04-2013 08:12:40 | More by dertyd
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matjack85

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39%

02-03-2013 00:50:27 | More by matjack85
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CrispyFL

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-02-2013 13:39:20 | More by CrispyFL
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Cesar1979

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-02-2013 12:09:16 | More by Cesar1979
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Fusion7777

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-02-2013 05:56:37 | More by Fusion7777
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Hendy011

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -57.2%

Hands down the most disgusting beer I've ever tasted. Pours a neon lemon-lime gatorade yellow. Smells like bubble gum. Overwhelmingly strong. Tastes like bubble gum, pine needles, and wood. Way too strongly hopped - not sure if fits the style, but this beer is just gross. Unpalatable even. Read the other reviews to see if it's something you'd like. Mine is biased in the numbers, but I couldn't even finish this one.

02-02-2013 04:15:33 | More by Hendy011
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-01-2013 23:25:54 | More by shehateme
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MickeyBeer

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a totally clear golden color. A generous two finger head that is thick and foamy with good retention. Leaves some nice lacing and has active carbonation.

S- Citrusy aroma with lemon and orange and also hints of green apple and banana. A little bit of an early hop aroma as well.

T- Sweet and citrusy with a hop balance. Initial aftertaste is banana. Also hot a hint of the alcohol.

M- Medium-heavy body with a good amount of carbonation. Not the smoothest tripel in my opinion because the alcohol is not covered very well.

O- Not a huge fan of this beer mostly because I keep tasting banana, and I don't like banana. I should have known it was called "Golden Monkey" for a reason. Not a bad brew, but not something I would have again because of my banana aversion. I would recommend it to anyone who likes banana flavors.

02-01-2013 02:03:21 | More by MickeyBeer
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themind

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-31-2013 22:42:55 | More by themind
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,235 ratings.