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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,838 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,838
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 106
Gots: 815 | 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice golden straw-esque color into my snifter, with one finger of white head. Head recedes after a minute leaving bubbles and lacing.

S - Bready belgian yeast; bananas, touch of black pepper, faint fruity hops.

T - Follows the nose. Really nice balance between the bready malt and fruity hops. Very nice and refreshing.

M - Good carbonation and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Perhaps too well!

O - Not my favorite style, but this is a good beer that I will be revisiting. Good representation of the style.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Franklin (Nashville), TN for $6. Tapped from the Victory Tap Handle w/ a Monkey on it into a 12oz Snifter Glass.

Aroma- Tons of belgian hops and malt hit the nose firstly. After this, light spices and an evident yeast character comes around. Very distinct as a Tripel nose!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies very quickly. Has a golden body with good clarity and the lacing is at a minimum with just a few suds.

Flavor- A great deal of tangerine, yeast, and malts hits home for the style at the beginning towards mid drink. Then has a very malty background and a medium bitterness. More of a dryer finish than I've observed in other Tripels.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, Fruity, and a bit effervescent.

Overall Impression- A good overall Tripel by Victory! Especially enjoyed the fruit character and light spices. I'm glad it wasn't too overpowering and held fairly true to style. Would like to see a bottle of this age at some point down the road.

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

A: single finger head with nice retention on a pale golden body.

S: very full and sweet lemon notes dominate the aroma.

T: flavor is both sweet and tart mostly from the lemon flavors. some breads, peppery and grain notes.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: I am thinking the genre of this one is either way off or miss labeled. Fairly drinkable but not a tripel I want to try again.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,838 ratings.