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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,340 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,340
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 69
Gots: 468 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Prological, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jatinkee, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

bkny27, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

wagner617, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

chebode2, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Atyoungberg, Dec 17, 2011
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

bluetrevian, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

DanOquendo, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Dogfish head snifter. Golden color with one fingered head and lots of lacing. Smells of strong fruit. Very nice smell. Sweet and fruity taste with a little more hops than others I have tried in this style. Fair carbonation. Seems a little flat after a few minutes in my glass. Not my favorite example of this style, but not bad at all.

TrappistJohnMD, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

wo87810, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of movingtrain
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours, well, golden. Light white head floating on top. Good carbonation...clear.

Aroma gives off hints of honey, hard candy, tart apple, wet wood and leaves, sage, tarragon, clove, and light cinnamon.

Flavor is of tart fruit and candied apple, backed by syrupy honey and candy sugar. Some spice in there--green peppercorn, tarragon (again), cinnamon, and some clove. There is also that wonderful, earthy underlying funky yeast, too.

This beer is really good. It has a slight alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Well, I should say alcohol warming, because it's not a bad thing. It actually sits quite well in this beer, and adds some complexity to the beer.

The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, but the yeast balances that out nicely and gives everything a well-rounded, sugary-funk.

Overall, this is a fine ale. I haven't had this one in years, and I'm really glad I picked up another six pack.

movingtrain, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Eriogonum, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jak, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of the1hammer
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a light gold into a tumbler...

Has a nice friendly smell to it, inviting.

first taste reminds me of a hefe...the banana, the clove, etc, but not as pronounced. It's a bit spicy on the back-end. I can tell that this little guy has got some ABV to it.

Overall, I think this was a good one to have on the back-porch after a particularly stressful day...just got to remember not to drink it so fast next time

the1hammer, Dec 15, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Rekrule, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ale207, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ububru, Dec 14, 2011
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.