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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,049 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,049
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 332 | 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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Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2013 21:33:14 | More by Brotton
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-19-2013 05:22:23 | More by drummermattie02
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dc4three

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-19-2013 02:06:33 | More by dc4three
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy By Aug 28 2015

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers worth of bubbly head that recedes to a fingers worth rather quickly but retains well from there

S: Belgian yeast, which imparts some spiciness and light fruitiness along with the typical banana and clove notes. Also get some light herbal hops and alcohol

T: Not nearly as much banana or clove as the nose would suggest, but more of the herbal hoppiness and other spices and some apple and pear. Alcohol provides a dry phenolic note, which isn't bad but it doesn't help the beer either

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Slightly chalky

O: Not as good as its European counterparts, but still a solid take from an American brewery. If the yeast was as present in the taste as it was in the aroma, it would be better. The taste just lacks a little from the nose. Not sure the price can get any better though. Nearly 10% and its under $10 for a 6-pack. What a deal

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 20:46:04 | More by BEERMILER12
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-17-2013 23:38:39 | More by ScaryEd
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Budinetz

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-16-2013 11:12:12 | More by BigBarley
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jdhchi

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap at a local tap house. Poured clear golden color with very little if any head. Smell was sweet but not as present as other Belgians. No lacing to speak of but still and attractive pour in a sniffer glass. I immediately enjoyed the taste and would order another.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2013 00:31:12 | More by jdhchi
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AmitC

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep yellow in color. A lot of suspended yeast. Hazy and unclear. Very few bubbles are seen rising up. About two finger thick off white colored head that stays as a thin layer. Excellent Belgian lace on the sides as the head fades.

Somewhat complex with moderate spiciness, some fruity esters. Some spicy, pepper and clove like aroma. Fruity smell is typical of banana and a bit of hefe. Some Belgian yeast is felt as well. Slight malt character. No apparent alcohol. May be some noble hops.

A good blend of spices (clove and pepper taste), yeast smoothness and some faint alcohol. Very hitting touch on tongue. Carbonation and very slight bitterness leaves a dry finish with a lowly bitter aftertaste.

Medium-light body, very lighter despite the alcohol strength. Effervescent. No astringency. Alcohol is not felt, but provides some warmth.

Maltiness is a bit lacking. Drinks like an ordinary Belgian strong pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 23:57:22 | More by AmitC
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Ohio

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Massachusetts

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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,049 ratings.