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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,243 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,243
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 414 | 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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Georgia

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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daverdave

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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bluetrevian

Florida

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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musqayan

New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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drperm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.8%

First, a disclaimer: I LOVE Tripel, as a style. One of my favorites, actually.
Second disclaimer: I was feeling rather generous with these numbers.

A: Looks promising -- hazy apricot with ample foam.
But no, it's all downhill from the looking stage...

S: Nasty. Sulfur to the extreme. What happened here? Underneath the sulfur (no small feat there) I get highly metallic mineral water. The more I smell it, the more I am reminded of gastric acid.

T: Getting past the sulfuric aroma (again, no small feat), I encounter a bouquet of....shellac, second-rate crafts store potpourri, peppercorns, bananas, cotton candy, and bell peppers. Lots of flavours, but unfortunately they're not good ones.

M: All fizz with no roundness or bite, and a sticky sweetness left behind.

D: I wonder if I got a faulty bottle here, but after perusing some of the other reviews, perhaps this is how it is supposed to taste. As it is, I find it hardly fit for human consumption. I usually trust the Victory name to the extreme (Prima Pils, anyone?), but I'm seriously considering a sink-pour, although at this point it would be akin to flushing $2 down the drain.
Not good at all. In the words of the Boys of Python, "This is not a [beer] for drinking. This is a [beer] for putting down and avoiding."

Postscript: the thought occurred to me that allowing the beverage to warm in the glass to cellar/room temp. would help its profile some. It did, to be sure, but unfortunately not enough to inspire me to change my numbers. Or buy this beer ever again: it simply saved it from going down the drain.
If you want a Tripel, get one brewed by monks (Or, at the very least, one that comes from Quebec or Maine). Seriously, the good people at Victory need to add a caveat to the label: "Warning! Do NOT drink this beer directly out of the refrigerator!"

03-05-2010 01:11:47 | More by drperm
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bigred89

Maryland

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Michigan

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Massachusetts

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,243 ratings.