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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,610 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,610
Reviews: 1,638
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 84
Gots: 588 | 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 jmarklan
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

A:Pours a cloudy golden color that shines when held up to the light. Lots of sediment floating around. Dense white head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves virtually no lacing.

S: Strong notes of clove and banana with spices and peppery alchohol.

T: Very, very sweet. Clove, banana, and candied sugar. The spices add just a touch of bitterness which helps balance. The alohol is a bit overpowering though.

M: Medium body, smooth and syrupy, almost sticky. Good level of carbonation. Very nice mouthfeel.

Overall: This was one of the beers that got me into the craft scene, but now i think it's not worthy of the hype. It's still a respectable brew though.

jmarklan, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Massbmx, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of eaphikap
3/5  rDev -18.7%

eaphikap, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Rob315
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Rob315, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of RandyBoBandy
4/5  rDev +8.4%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of joeyrvv
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of jlenik
3/5  rDev -18.7%

jlenik, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of brewbaker
4/5  rDev +8.4%

brewbaker, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of perrymarcus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled served in a chalice.

pours a cloudy, sort of a dull golden amber tone while yielding a 3/4" head that lapses fairly quickly, leaving behind a few patches of lace.

nose offers notes of banana, candi sugar, and spice. a hint of honey in the background.

flavor opens with the banana, followed quickly by the spice notes (clove and i get a little coriander) and some herbal qualities to it. some booze shows itself. medium-bodied on the palate with average cabonation.

golden monkey was one of those beers i cut my teeth on back when i was first getting into craft but now consider to be not as great as i once did. it's decent enough brew, just not an upper eschelon tripel.

perrymarcus, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of capeannbass36
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy, brilliant gold topped with a 2-1/2 finger white head that dissipated slowly. Decent lacing left behind throughout.

S- Slightly sweet. Hint of honey and clove.

T- Hint of honey and fruit. Clove spices.

M- Light and fizzy carbonation. Slightly warm on swallow. Somewhat creamy. Clean and crisp.

O- Never had a bad beer from Victory. I'd almost call this a light summer beer...except the ABV punches you in the head when you least expect it.
ABV is dangerously deceptive. Will definitely seek out more!

capeannbass36, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of SvenLehman
4.5/5  rDev +22%

SvenLehman, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Fermenticusrex, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of antique
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Jstark5150
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jstark5150, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of felixljr
4/5  rDev +8.4%

felixljr, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dragomni
3/5  rDev -18.7%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter

Appearance - Golden color with a hazy appearance. Upon pouring forms a swiftly dissipating head.

Smell - Nice aroma of fruit and yeast. There is a small odor of honey as well.

Taste - Some fruits and a bit of honey meet the tongue initially followed by a malty and yeasty flavor later on. A bit more mellow then was anticipated from the strength of the brew.

Mouthfeel - Good level of carbonation and smooth feel overall.

Overall - A good brew and one worth a try for anyone who has not had it. Not the best example of a triple but overall enjoyable.

Darkmagus82, Jan 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

LostHighway, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

dawgnation51, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,610 ratings.