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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,092 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,092
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 58
Gots: 353 | 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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--Dom--

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-25-2013 04:12:24 | More by --Dom--
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Headgoober

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-25-2013 02:53:47 | More by Headgoober
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jayfolly

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-24-2013 03:55:31 | More by jayfolly
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TimMack

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-23-2013 23:53:14 | More by TimMack
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barczar

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant medium golden with an orange hue and a foamy one inch cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Belgian yeast, lemon, orange zesty, sour apple, wheat, and plasticy phenols form the aroma. There's a confectioners sugar sweetness to the lightly bready malt. Floral hops are subtle.

The initial flavor is slightly sweet, a touch citrusy, with a fairly bitter, earthy finish. Subsequent analysis reveals clove, banana, and green apple floating on a backbone of bready malt. Belgian yeast character gives way to earthy hops and pepper.

Body is a touch heavy, with carbonation on the high side, and significant alcohol warmth.

Not the most complex esters or yeast profile, and a bit too earthy and bitter. Fairly hot, as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:57:31 | More by barczar
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440kk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-23-2013 03:56:16 | More by 440kk
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was 12 oz bottle poured into snifter

It poured a faint opaque orange with a huge frothy head. It smelled kind of sweet with a normal tripel yeasty smell. It has a nice sweet taste that fades to a surpringky nice belgium characteristic. I say this because i am not a huge brlgium fan. Very pleasant mouthfeel. A little weak but on point for a Belgium style beer. Overall I would say this is a great beer and since it rocks in at 10% it is a definite regular in my beers I would order at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 00:10:50 | More by brewdude1982
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-22-2013 21:34:17 | More by Brew33
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-22-2013 02:22:07 | More by FLBeerGuy
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WebGuyMike

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-21-2013 22:13:15 | More by WebGuyMike
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-21-2013 21:29:20 | More by producerchris82
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New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 00:52:15 | More by banger7
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Rickstar

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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KingEdward

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-21-2013 00:26:14 | More by KingEdward
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-20-2013 22:25:59 | More by Janeinma
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-20-2013 13:17:33 | More by runlikeakenyan
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-19-2013 23:35:32 | More by Bilco
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dbattey

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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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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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-16-2013 15:50:25 | More by aorloski
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,092 ratings.