Golden Monkey
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #211
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,624
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 15.01%
Reviews:
1,952
Ratings:
6,222
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 15, 2024
Added:
Sep 17, 2001
Wants:
  209
Gots:
  1,881
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!
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Rated by Rwoodroffe

4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fruity Aroma and flavors, especially of banana.
Feb 15, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by gongfu from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.18/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Pours darker than I remember. Truly don't get why this beer is so successful. Dreadful taste, nothing about this seems like a triple. Overloaded spice. And alcohol. Very unpleasant.
Jan 29, 2024
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Rated by SheepWBY

3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
noticable strong
Jan 18, 2024
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pale golden brew with a fast-receding white head. Coriander is evident in the nose. Medium-heavy in body. This beer is exceedingly sweet on the palate -- more so than any Belgian tripel I've had. Coriander can be delicious in beer when used carefully; here it is excessive. I don't find this beer very pleasant (hey, Victory, bring back your Helios saison and Moonglow dunkelweizenbock!).

For a far better US-brewed tripel, try Great Divide's Orabelle.
Dec 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
When in the mood for a high abv beer with some good flavors, this fits the bill. Has to be very cold for my taste. Publix has BOGO regularly and most times pass on it, but compared to the Sour, this Golden is preferred.
Nov 30, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pale gold pour matched with a small off white head and light lacing. Spicy aroma that pulls in notes of clove, banana and citrus. Sweet and spicy flavor yields to a more citrussy profile as the tastebuds adjust. Warming finish. Well carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. May not be Trappist quality but a darn good local product
Nov 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Roxchambeau from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
It's not a Rochefort 8, but at 1/3 the price, a great beer. little to no head & lacing. Sweet, smooth banana and spice, with well hidden ABV. Possibly the best go-to, inexpensive, but still craft beer when in the mood for the style.
Nov 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.41 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.36 by Jcreason569 from Washington

Nov 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.99 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2023
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Rated by hillkill from New York

4.82/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Tastes like mostly bananas with orange and nutmeg and feels like half its ABV, one of the GOATs
Oct 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.39 by jmdavisson from West Virginia

Sep 25, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A solid, affordable tripel. Not quite as complex as La Fin du Monde. Funky, with sweetness and banana-spice-bread-y nutmeg/allspice to balance. Flavors linger on the palate in a pleasant way. It's well worth its price.
Aug 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.53 by Jburdette420 from Florida

Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I notice the rating as a little lower than I would have thought and my question is where are you gonna find a widely available American Tripel for this price and quality?! Pours a bright orange cold with nice head as per the style but doesn’t explode out of the glass. Smells funky, yeasty, moldy as expected. Taste is of the heralded spice, light clove and banana, some other fruit and a crisp hop bite at the end. It’s similar to Belgian ales but it’s also it’s own thing. A solid version of one of my favorite styles, kudos to Victory for this beer and I’ve said it before but it bears repeating; I like this brewery!
Jul 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jul 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 12, 2023
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Reviewed by ShadyTraveler from Florida

3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75
Sugar, spice, and something mystiqal.
Complex flavor profile, combines banana, citrus, spicy phenols, and a well-balanced malt and hop.
Smells spicy, tastes fruity & spicy, medium body and soda-like, overall an easy tripel.
Jun 30, 2023
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Rated by KGT426 from Missouri

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really like the spice element. Reminds me of Boulevard 6th glass a bit. Very refreshing with a bit of a punch.
Jun 26, 2023
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 6222 ratings