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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,465 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,465
Reviews: 1,632
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 77
Gots: 514 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

yemenmocha, Oct 08, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

byronic, Oct 06, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

355ml Bottle from Brewdog Online Store (£3.80):
Another really good beer from Victory Brewing here, probably the best one of the five I have now tried of theirs and it's not as if they've been feeding me poor beers up to this point. This one is incredibly well balanced and manages to hide the high alcohol very well with only a touch coming through towards the end of the taste. This one is excellent from start to finish and up there with the best that Belgium has to offer.

flyingpig, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ChipChaight, Oct 06, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Jetfan247, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jeremiahoden, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MikeFerrari, Oct 05, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +7%

poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance (3.75): Pale golden color with a huge white head. Looks a little boring to me

Smell (4): yeast, bready malt, fruit esters

Taste (4): yeast, sweet malt, slight fruit

Mouthfeel (4): Quite light for the style; Slight bitterness

Overall (3.95) This lacks the full taste and body of a tripel. I find it light in all aspects. Could be a good starter tripel. It is a solid beer after all said and done, but not what i go for in a tripel. I much preferred Weyerbachers version

Bone53, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Schwegler, Oct 04, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +23.6%

Gtijr06, Oct 04, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This tripel is a bit of a conundrum for me. I certainly enjoyed it, but it lacked oomph. The spices promised on the bottle are not present to me, and that crucial tripel spoice is so important. There is also a lack of a yeast profile to my liking.

In spite of this, it is a nice beer. Tasty and smooth drinking. Pretty to look at and worth having another.

polloenfuego, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

TWStandley, Oct 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

kylek, Oct 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a thick finger of creamy off white tight foam, body is a gorgeous hazy yellowy gold, decent light foam laces after each sip.

Smell - Big banana nose, lots of yeast, spices of sweet nutmeg and clove, some other light fruits coming through like sweet pears and fig, all along side a piece of warm fruit cake.

Taste - Much like the nose this could be summed up as a big slice of yeast forward spiced banana bread. Starts with lots of banana and yeast, spices of nutmeg, light clove and white pepper, I also get a good amount of ripe pear and some melon, like ripe cantaloupe and honeydew, and some faint white grape juice and light cherries. The finish is slightly dry with yeast cake and light spices. As another reviewer commented this seems to be missing a big rich breadiness that you somewhat expect from this style, but the fruits, yeast and spices are still done quite nicely.

Mouthfeel - A bit on the heavier side of medium, kept in check by some very smooth medium carb, which has some small champagne like carb crispness at the sides of the tongue.

Overall - Really a delicious beer, lots of banana and more spice forward than other tripels I've had. It's missing on the breadiness just a bit but I really like the flavors here - think spiced bananas foster. Alcohol is very well hidden so drink with care, this one could catch you off guard. A bit different for the style, but give this one a try nonetheless.

blackcompg, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,465 ratings.