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Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

4,476 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 4,476
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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5/5  rDev +35.5%

DavidKosa509, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

A very average beer that seems to only be popular solely due to its high ratio of alcohol to cost. I would hazard to say that this is the beer equivalent of a fortified wine like night train since it has a distinct booziness that really does not taste like it was naturally produced by the brewing process. I thought I would like this one considering I love a complex high abv beer, but this is simply not good enough to justify grabbing unless your primary consideration is getting as hammered as possible off beer cheaply. This is still worth trying at least once considering its popularity and availability, but I would be willing to bet anyone that has drank a wide range of beers would not consider this one a go to.

Nostradrunkus, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Gilbert80, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Huskies94, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Fellysmarts, Oct 11, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

Hijump24, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

sgregory, Oct 10, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Chappy-88, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Gaddabble, Oct 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

azalea100, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

hophugger, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

yemenmocha, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

johnsilk, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

sebaastionb, Oct 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

GregStoner, Oct 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3%

CPB, Oct 07, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

kmanjohnson, Oct 06, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

byronic, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

355ml Bottle from Brewdog Online Store (£3.80):
Another really good beer from Victory Brewing here, probably the best one of the five I have now tried of theirs and it's not as if they've been feeding me poor beers up to this point. This one is incredibly well balanced and manages to hide the high alcohol very well with only a touch coming through towards the end of the taste. This one is excellent from start to finish and up there with the best that Belgium has to offer.

flyingpig, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ChipChaight, Oct 06, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Jetfan247, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jeremiahoden, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MikeFerrari, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Bone53
3.95/5  rDev +7%

poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance (3.75): Pale golden color with a huge white head. Looks a little boring to me

Smell (4): yeast, bready malt, fruit esters

Taste (4): yeast, sweet malt, slight fruit

Mouthfeel (4): Quite light for the style; Slight bitterness

Overall (3.95) This lacks the full taste and body of a tripel. I find it light in all aspects. Could be a good starter tripel. It is a solid beer after all said and done, but not what i go for in a tripel. I much preferred Weyerbachers version

Bone53, Oct 05, 2014
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,476 ratings.