Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A magical, mystical Monkey whose golden sole glows with the wisdom of the ages. This radiant ale is rich in the spirited tradition of Belgian-inspired brewing. Our Golden Monkey is both playfully delightful and profoundly satisfying. Exotic spice from the East rounds out this global journey to joy. Get on board. This Monkey's bound for glory!

Added by purplehops on 09-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,923
Reviews:
1,836
Ratings:
5,831
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
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174
Gots:
1,776
Trade:
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Photo of Jakedrumz
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbclib7285
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sipervated
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a really good beer, you just need to know that it's all about bananas and spice....if you're looking for something else you will be disappointed.

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Photo of 1Jose
1/5  rDev -73.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of bigbutter
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Speartron
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Strong spice on the nose. Maybe nutmeg and corriander. Hint of clove or allspice. Hint of banana and pineapple. Very light and watery on the tongue. Goes down smooth and hides the alcohol well.

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Photo of ncdevildog97
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ned57
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottync
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pohr10
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PM-
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It truly is 'Golden' around 55 degrees F! If had right out of the fridge around 40 F it has a heavier taste with a harder bubble and thicker finish. As it warms up the taste lightens up, bubble smoothes out & it becomes more velvet like with much more aromatic flavour.

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Photo of John-Richey
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of etipton04
2.59/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not smooth, too carbonated, doesn’t hide alcohol. Only flavor profile is bitter malt and booze. As noted in other reviews... Go with Duvel if you’re looking for a good high ABV macro Brew that one can find almost anywhere

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Photo of Bryant1985
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fear4Beer
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better American versions of a Belgian beer. Not as good as Allagash's Tripel (that is amazing) but for the money spent this is enjoyable. What's amazing to me is how well the 9.5% abv is hidden for such a light beer. The mouthfeel is on the lighter/thinner side. But this beer packs quite a bit of flavor and it grows on you the more you sip it.

It is a great summer beer for sure. It's not that expensive either. I'd bring this to a summer party and feel like 1) I didn't spend a ton of money and 2) I brought a beer that most people could drink no problem.

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Photo of BennyProfane
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justincredble
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caroscal
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tlock
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nonnie864
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_Joseph
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treasagent
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,831 ratings