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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,478 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,478
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 77
Gots: 520 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

msanborn, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: A pure gold color with a slighter darker hit, I do love how transparent it is. Heavy bubbles, dissipating quick....but a nice beautiful head (white) maybe 1/4".

Smell: If you like banana you would love this; almost like a hefewiesen. But much better.

Taste: A sweet banana, with the right hit of yeast. It has a mellow spiceyness to it.

Mouth: Jesus Christ this brew sticks, heavy pale taste in the end but sticky like bees on honey.

Overall: Incredible brew. Well above average and to think its from the states it might surprise you. Easily one of Victory's better beers out there. Drinking not knowing anything about it you might think it's from Belgium itself. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

HardWater, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Roamer, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

tmaestro, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GABrew, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

npendres, Jul 08, 2013
4/5  rDev +8.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

morrowd3, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dlin0sbb, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

greyghost86, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of BSDA
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Golden, glowing beverage with 1-finger head, slight orange tint. Bubbles rising all throughout the drinking experience

Smell is nothing to write home about, very mild peachy malt.

Tastes more bitter than other Tripels I have enjoyed. Not a fan of bitter beer, but this is still very drinkable. Nutty aftertaste with bananas headfirst.

Not much in the mouth other than a medium amount of bubbly, kind of thin for a Belgian-style beer. After swallowing and allowing it to linger, you can start to really taste the sweets and characteristic "sticky lips" of most Belgian ales.

Overall a good beer, but not anywhere near my favorite. All average qualities aside, I may pick up this beer again just for the amazing color, and for friends who are fans of the more bitter aspect of brewing, maybe to bring in my IPA friends to the world of tripels.

BSDA, Jul 06, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. A good amount of carbonation. A very large, 3 finger-thich head formed, which stuck around for a while and left a fair amount of residuals.

S - Sweet malts and banana up front. Hints of a general dark fruit aroma afterwards, and perhaps a hint of booze.

T - Touch of malts, a good amount of banana taste, and some dark fruit taste going on. In general, a very sweet beer. A faint hint of alcohol heat at the end. Expected from a 9.5% ABV. Not a bad tasting beer.

F - Finishes clean with some carbonation felt. A little sticky. Fairly refreshing, although I'd hesitate to session this beast, as it'll buzz you up pretty quick.

O - Not a bad beer, but not outstanding. Tripel's aren't my favorite style, but this is a decent representation of the style. It's a little on the sweet side, but overall, it's not a bad beer. Certainly worth buying the Victory 'Variety of Victories' sampler.

stella77artois, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

abex44, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Labeorphile, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Illos, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

clemson14, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Mphis, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Celtics76, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

brett606, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Swift989, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

jessepap, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

ValpoExpo, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kristougher, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,478 ratings.