Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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84
good
5,657 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,657
Reviews:
1,799
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,644
For Trade:
8
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Photo of MadScientist
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light golden with a excellent clarity. The long lasting off-white head of compact bubbles leaves a some lacing on the glass.

S: Moderate lighter fruit notes of pears and peaches dominate the aroma with a moderately-light pepper and spicey phenols. The hops and alcohol add a light floral element. There is a faint malt softness in background.

T: A harsh bitterness dominates the flavor followed by moderate spice flavors for the first several sips. Without enough malt support for balance the moderately-high bitterness is sort of pithy like a bitter orange rind. There is a faint malt softness and a light floral hop flavor but not much of either. The bitterness lingers long past the dry finish

M: A moderately-light body beer with a moderately-high level of carbonation. There is a bit of warmth from the alcohol, a faint astringency and no creaminess

O: The high level of bitterness from the hops and spices make this tough on every sip and I'm a fan of highly hoped, very bitter IPA. Too bitter is phrase I haven't used until I met the Golden Monkey thought my palate adjusted half way through the bottle.

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Photo of DerrickW
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tmm313
1.75/5  rDev -53%

Photo of tmryan21
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of alysmith4
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Kiro
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours a hazy pale yellow, with visible sediment swirling around. I imagine this is an artifact of the bottle conditioning of this beer. Very little head, although to be fair, I gave it a slow pour to avoid pouring the sediment into the glass. States on the bottle that it is best drankby April 9, 2013, so clearly, this has not been sitting around too long.

Has a fruity, yeasty smell, with hints of banana and cloves. Overall, however, the aroma is thin and light.

Has a forward sweet taste, that at te same time is slightly metallic on the tongue - a sharp, somewhat unpleasant taste and feel. Not as smooth or round as some of the other belgian tripels I've had. There's a faint spiciness as it flows across the tongue. Ends with a slight yeast echo.

Mouthfeel is thin and sharp. Not one of the etter feeling beers I've had.

Overall, not terribly drinkable. I've got three more; perhaps I'll use them or cooking.

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Photo of aufie
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blastoderm55
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,657 ratings.
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