Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle poured into a 22-oz snifter.

A = Pale greenish yellow, like a green tea. Frothy head that dissipates leaving little to no lacing.

S = Cinnamon, phenolic smells, roasted grains and honey notes in the background.

T = Nice smooth malty taste with the strong bitter yeast you expect in a tripel. Alcohol is well hidden considering the high ABV.

M = Coats the mouth well, light to medium body, pleasant carbonation.

D = Quite drinkable. Given the ABV, probably only good for one at a sitting, but it goes down easily and enjoyably.

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Photo of stewart124
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy head that leaves quickly. There is a spicy aroma and a hint of floral hops. The taste has a very spicy bite that almost numbs your tongue. The alcohol is well masked and the floral hops are a nice was to finish off the taste. Very strong character in this brew. Good drinkability and aftertaste. The percentage definitely sneaks up on you. I only wish it was a better looking beer.

"Get on board, this monkey's bound for glory!"

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

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

This is my first venture into the 'Tripel' style.

A: It is a bright golden color, a tad cloudy. Not much of a head and what was there disappeared quickly.

S: Vague hints of banana, lemons, orange and spices.

T: A good mixture of bananas and citrus. Also has a spicy taste. Some hints of honey and wheat as well.

M: It leaves a spicy and sweet aftertaste on the palate. A little too much alcohol flavoring though.

D: Such a high ABV, makes it a non-session beer. Overall, I enjoy the spicy wheat flavoring, but the taste of alochol was too apparent.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of A-Sox
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oelergud
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden moderately carbonated brew with a solid white head that stays well and leaves a nice lace.
Very hoppy scent, some good spice and caramel, earthly as well.
Taste is unbelievable! hoppy and sweet at the same time in perfect harmony, aftertaste is next to nonexistant which makes you reach for the beer constantly, this is a highly alcoholic beer but you wouldn't know from the taste. Some light grain quality to the flavor is present but subtle.
Full and solid body, doesn't leave much of an impression in the way of being slick yet feels smooth and mellow.
Very drinkable, this beer drinks itself.
Absolutely amazing!@#


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Photo of KC9LDB
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of AJ01923
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Photo of slim2043
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of amano_h
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of keithmurray
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

smell - ginger, clove, coriander

taste - much like the aroma - ginger, clove, coriander, white grape, lemon peel

mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, a bit of astringency on the finish

Overall - decent American version of the style. worth a shot

Price Point - $2.29 - 12 oz single

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of SFNC
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one poured a champagne gold with a modest head that retreated quickly with low to modest lacing. The smell is yeasty, spicy and has fruit overtones of banana and lemon. Very nice. The taste follows suit, though as it warmed there was a little bit of a metalic bitterness, otherwise pleasant. The mouthfeel is a highlight, creamy with a spicy tingle that draws you to the next sip. For a 9.0 ABV brew this one did not show it's hand until I had finished the glass (happily). Victory has crafted a fine tripel that hits on most of the style points to make this one a winner.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up a while ago in Fairfield, CA.

Appearance- golden color, little to no head

Smell- mostly citrus

Taste- citrus, mostly lemon

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was ok but probably won't have it again. But I would have it for free lol

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,644 ratings.
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