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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,835 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,835
Reviews: 1,686
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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy golden color. Bubbly white head settles after a bit. Foamy and spotty lacing.

S: Crackery and biscuity malt base, lots of chalky yeast, pepper and spices, blast of coriander, tangerine.

T: Biscuity malt base, some toast too. Lots of chalky yeast. Oily, floral hop bitterness. Spike of alcohol gets a touch too solventy. Coriander feels out of place. Subtle hints of banana. Pepper. Strongly medicinal. Solvent alcohol is harsh on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: Frankly this is a mess of a beer, and I have no idea how it has survived in production this long. The base tripel is mediocre at best, the coriander only makes it feel disjointed, and it's just too hot and solventy. Simply not up to snuff for the style, and not a good beer otherwise. But ultimately the market dictates production, and this beer still sells well enough to warrant keeping it around. This is perplexing to me. Who's drinking this?

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed wineglass from the 12 oz.bottle.

a: straw/ light golden color, one finger head with light lacing.

s: Spicy Belgian yeast/ maybe a little nutmegy.

t: Mildly spicy, no funkyness. Alcohol dominates.

m: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Balanced, but not the most exciting feel.

o: Nice, drinkable American Belgian tripel, decent value.

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,835 ratings.