Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
5,697 Ratings
Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey

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

Style: 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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice yellow color with orange hue and a thick white head. Noticed some chill hazy and sediment suspended in the beer. Spicy flavor with some malt sweetness towards the back of the mouth. Highly carbonated with a pretty large alcohol kick. Overall a pretty good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet, best by date of Oct 2014. This pours a light golden color with a smaller white head. The smells are of belgian yeast esters, bananna, clove, spices, pepper and sweet malts. The feel is medium and high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, a little pepper and spices, some alcohol burn and a nice dry after flavor, not the best triple but great for the price.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour gives us a resilient fizzy, two finger head, crowning a bubbly, dark straw colored brew. A whiff reveals notes of clove, sweet citrus, and a nice balance of malts and hops. As we taste it begins with a spiced bitterness that quickly flattens out to a surprisingly dominant hop flavor. There are also some well masked fruity notes, maybe mango or something else tropical. It is moderately creamy, but not coating. It actually leaves the mouth a bit dry with an astringent aspect wiping out any trace of an aftertaste. The high abv and heavy carbonation make you want to take your time with this one.

Overall, this is not a bad brew. As huge fans of Tripels, this does not disappoint, but it certainly is different than more traditional Belgian varieties.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,697 ratings
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