Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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4,694 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,694
Reviews: 1,653
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 86
Gots: 642 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 09-17-2001)
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Photo of kobeer
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of badbeer
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty nice golden color with a nice white head that stays for the whole glass. Smell has banana, some clove, lots of breadiness, there seems to be some pepper-like spices. As it warms more, the smell has a sour apple and overripe fruit smell to it as well. Taste starts out with a combination of apricot and banana, moving into some clove and a spicy bread finish. Medium carbonation and medium to full body. Pretty nice, I would probably have this once and a while, worthy of a try.

Photo of tapman
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appears golden and hazy, but clear enough to see through. Has a decent amount of head, but could use a thicker, creamier lacing.

Belgium esters of banana with wheat phenols and mildly bright hoppiness mix together with a butt-load of alcohol.

The alcohol is not masked well at all. Its sweet and wheaty, but still reminds me of a 'Belgium-light'.

Crispy and thin...not too pleasing. Too bubbly.

Its not too bad. Still there are much better examples of this style of brew, even the American ones kick this beers tail.

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 420Rick
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MMAJYK
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden, light and non transparent. Head is small with light lace.

S- Honeylike, but with nice citrus aroma as well.

T- Easy through the lips, then hits you hard mid-stream! Citrus: oranges, lime, lemons. Tastes of spices and ginger throughout. Little strong aftertaste, but pleasant.

M- Light tingle at first, and not too tangy. Very nice, but not much carbonation.

D- Very drinkable beer. Not quite an all nighter, but 2 or 3 sets the mood right!

Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of DeFaz
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Jmamay22
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle into a snifter

Appearance - Wonderful golden yellow color with specks of yeast floating about. Inch of head disapates to a thin lace.

Smell - Baked bread and banana, absolutely wonderful balanced aroma with a slightly fruity finish. Can definetly smell the yeast.

Taste - Well balanced with hints of fruit. Lovely beer

Mouthfeel - Lightly carbonated and light bodied.

Drinkability - I could drink quite a few, but at 9.5 ABV it would sneak up on me.

Notes - I could see a hate against the yeast tsate/smell, but I enjoy both. Overall a well balanced and dangerously drinkable tripel.

Photo of Buttstallion
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brureview
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is better served at a colder temp- 45°F, which brings out the spice, and balance in the aroma/taste.

In a tulip, the beer poured an attractive golden color with a 1F head.

The aroma was quite good- not as pronounced as other tripels- but light spice, clove, and esters- bubblegum.

The mouth feel wasn't too carbonated which I like in a tripel, and transitions well to the taste.

The taste was spicy and there was an undertone of esters( bubblegum) Very smooth taste.

Finish- lightly bitterness which enchanced the overall tasting.

In general, unlike other tripels- the taste, aroma, mouth feel, and finish are not over pronounced.
It's well balanced and easy drinking. Highly underrated and worth checking out. I will drink it again.

Photo of Skillz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of blitz134
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smallish white head formed over a honey colored body with a slight bit of haze. Head disappeared rapidly to leave nothing on top.

Yeasty, bready, sweet malt aroma dominates the nose. Some lemony citrus aromas come through over some candy sweetness. Light aroma, but well constructed.

Taste is sweet malts with a good kick of spiciness. Light fruit undertones of white grapes. Alcohol presence comes through at the very finish, its light but noticable. Not as much of the typical Belgian flavor that we are all familiar with. I want to give the taste a 4, but something about this doesn't agree with me

Mouthfeel is fairly full and crisp. Not much carbonation. Coats the mouthwell and the flavor lingers for a while. Drinkability seems okay, something about this makes me only want this one for now. Not my favorite triple, but good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 4,694 ratings.