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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,883 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,883
Reviews: 1,703
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 110
Gots: 865 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 4,883 | Reviews: 1,703
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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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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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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.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Pours golden and a little cloudy, with one finger of head and nice lacing. Smells of light fruit with some honey and yeast notes. Light sweet fruit taste up front with a bitter middle and a spicy, almost peppery, finish. Light to medium body with sharp carbonation.

A very light and easy drinking tripel, which is dangerous at 9.5%.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
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