Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,697 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,697
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 86
Gots: 646 | 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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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,697 ratings.