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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

4,690 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 4,690
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 86
Gots: 635 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001)
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Photo of casualfan
2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Although I am a big fan of Belgian-style tripels, this beer always seems like a bit of a mess to me. I get a hint of tripel in the smell, but it is washed out by the hops. Similarly, the taste hints at the tripel spiciness I am looking for, without ever really delivering on the promise. I honestly think labeling the beer a tripel works against it. It is more accurately a big, high-abv American experiment: part tripel, part IPA, part Frankenstein. While I do not think it is a good example of the style, the flavors might work for drinker looking for more hops than is typical in a tripel.

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

12 ounce bottle with enjoy by Feb 28 2015.
A - hazy golden champagne bubbly brew with half finger of fizzy head and some moderate lacing.
S - strong floral component with a dose of coriander and yeasty bread.
T - whoa, that's a tripel with a strange pepper kick. The barely there malts disappear under the peppery fire leaving a very mildly honey sweet middle with a bitter follow through. It taste like an extract of black pepper.
M/D - the carbonation is great but the pepper is so pronounced and amplified by the carbonation that you have to sip.
Feels watered down and spiced up.
I love a good peppery tripel but this one is not high on my wants for a tripel.
I wonder if it doesn't need it's own fusion category of tripel/herb/spice beer.

Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,690 ratings.