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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,464 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,464
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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Photo of Rainintheface
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The final tasting from the "Taste Victory" mixed 12 pack bottled May 22 '07.

A: golden, cloudy with not much head at all for a tripel

S: spicy, clove and can't quite I.D. maybe butterscotch?

T: spices, little to no hops to speak of

M: full-bodied, malty and dry. alcohol present but wouldn't guess 9.5 ABV. nice carbonation- must be the etched glass

D: yeah I'll drink the others. will I buy again?...????

Poured with vigor. 12 pack box had date of Oct. ?? "07. Bottled on stated at beginning of review.
Decent enough to kick back and sip one. It's how I ended Sundays session. Popped one anew this afternoon for a fresh impression.

Rainintheface, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of WadeBridgman
3/5  rDev -18.7%

WadeBridgman, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of hAle2theWort
3/5  rDev -18.7%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of RickKitt
3/5  rDev -18.7%

RickKitt, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mcorwin
3/5  rDev -18.7%

mcorwin, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of BoOmerG
3/5  rDev -18.7%

BoOmerG, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of deeznuts420
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured into a chimay goblet. pours a hazy almost straw like color with sediment floating around and carbonation streaming from the bottom.smells fairly floral with bready and caramel notes. taste and mouthfeel - fairly medium to full body with some bitter hops up front and bready almost funky maltiness. overall a middle of the road tripel that would be alright for newbies to the style to try, but if you've had any of the belgian ones like westmalle, chmay white, or a ton of others it definently doesn't hold a candle. not half as complex as those.

deeznuts420, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of NewJack85
3/5  rDev -18.7%

NewJack85, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Houser, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Rn2Ln3Tn4
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of gj0hnson
3/5  rDev -18.7%

gj0hnson, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Delirium tulip.

A: Pours a light copper color with a substantial creamy white head that goes down rather quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Mostly yeasty with some faint bright fruit notes in the background. Alcohol definitely comes through on this one.

T: Yeasty flavors from start to finish, a bit hard to describe beyond that. Definite booziness on the finish. Not very balanced.

M: Medium-bodied with a prickly mouthfeel. The alcohol dries out your mouth on the finish.

D: This one took me quite a while to finish. It lacks the subtlety of Belgian tripels.

schlimenhaumer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of RyanAU
3/5  rDev -18.7%

RyanAU, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of WoodburyMN
3/5  rDev -18.7%

WoodburyMN, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Jerid
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Jerid, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Archemedies, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of monriverrat
3/5  rDev -18.7%

monriverrat, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Huskies94
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Huskies94, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ryancorn
3/5  rDev -18.7%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of tapman
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appears golden and hazy, but clear enough to see through. Has a decent amount of head, but could use a thicker, creamier lacing.

Belgium esters of banana with wheat phenols and mildly bright hoppiness mix together with a butt-load of alcohol.

The alcohol is not masked well at all. Its sweet and wheaty, but still reminds me of a 'Belgium-light'.

Crispy and thin...not too pleasing. Too bubbly.

Its not too bad. Still there are much better examples of this style of brew, even the American ones kick this beers tail.

tapman, Aug 14, 2007
Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Moose90, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Brinks
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -18.7%

akttr, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of xk6m6m5x
3/5  rDev -18.7%

xk6m6m5x, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of TheMcCollums
3/5  rDev -18.7%

TheMcCollums, Jul 27, 2014
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,464 ratings.