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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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4,765 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,765
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 97
Gots: 736 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001

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Photo of Joshua_Smith
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerparrot
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zero_signal
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of classixIII
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tripels are my favorite and this is right up there with the better US versions. Fruits, herbs and a bit of sweetness completely hide the 9.5 ABV.

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdez
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jtkuikslvr
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbaltru24
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulliard
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Luiz0930
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of boodz85
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmw4437
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Subvette
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ccoffeegod
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_the_Argonaut
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I am a fan of all Belgium triples, and Golden Monkey does not disappoint. Very easy to drink; which makes it hard to notice the 9.5% ABV.

Photo of AlexFields
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clh323
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love the complexity. Smell, taste, aftertaste all work so well.

Photo of Moe_Lasses
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cesarg335
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chriskohlen
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masonstorm
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Format: a half-pint amongst others at The Scratch in Milton, Brisbane.

Appearance: pours a vibrant amber with limited fine carbonation. A 1.5 finger off-white head drops slowly to a thin ring.

Aroma: obvious and powerful Belgian yeasts up front with some sweet wheat.

Taste: very sweet toffee malts up front with those wheat and yeast qualities behind. Quite nice, but the sweetness is far too intense.

Aftertaste: and the sweetness lingers for quite a time, becoming a little cloying.

Mouth feel: a medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty easy drinking other than that massive sweetness.

Overall: not a bad tripel, but far too sweet for my liking. I was surprised to discover that it is at least AU$120 a case - no way in the world.

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,765 ratings.