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:
#27,566
Reviews:
1,839
Ratings:
5,843
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
1,784
Trade:
7
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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 4/20/17 (18 months ago) poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 9.5% ABV. The beer pours bright golden amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a thin ring leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is spicy and yeasty with a hint of alcohol. The taste is semisweet clovey banana with some nice pils malt in the middle before a drying medium bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a slightly prickly feel on the tongue. Overall, good. This doesn't seem as cohesive as some higher rated examples, but doesn't seem as far off as the numbers would indicate.

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Photo of RDasher
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love it.

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Photo of ButterMelon
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This beer is not very good at all.

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Photo of crouching050
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samhhhh
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dbl4vt
2.72/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of jnjsdad
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolfdj2
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full pour at The Colonial in Binghamton. Very very good fruit based beer. Tons of flavor. Reminds me of a nice vacation on a sunny beach in the Caribbean. Banana is the most pronounced flavor with a Spicey finish. Overall very good.

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Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kirksisters
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow what a shock for a 9.5%.. bananas, clove and smooth taste, big and Bad A.. Beer hidden among the tropical banana feel, better tasting at warmer temps. Essential a double hiding in there so watch out...very enjoyable

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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

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,843 ratings