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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,752 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,752
Reviews: 1,666
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 95
Gots: 723 | 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

No notes at this time.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Joe Canal's a few weeks back since this was one of the few popular Victory beers that I had yet to try. I"m not much of a Tripel fan but most of their other offerings were solid and I was hoping that would be the case here too. There was too much of an alcoholic presence here to make this fully enjoyable, but for the most part, this was a decent beer that could please and warm up most aficionados!

This had a decent pour to it with a golden hue without much head or lacing to be seen. It was pretty clear when held up to the light and most of the aroma was that of sugar. Not much of a range of flavors in the taste but there was some bread and a lot of booze. The consistency was like that of Brie Cheese, in that this was somewhat creamy, smooth, and a bit bland. A slight amount of pepper took over in the aftertaste but the alcohol was too strong to let much of anything else emerge.

I know this is a Tripel but there was just something missing here. If the alcohol was hidden more and there were some more spice and fruit flavors, this would be a great beer. Instead, it's a decent representation of the style, but not enough to match up with its European counterparts.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 4,752 ratings.