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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

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

Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a nice but short lived head, decent lacing. Great initial smell, sweet pears and spice. This lingers to the taste. The taste is good, maybe a bit sweet. Overall good.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

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3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Clearly marked enjoy-by date. (2013 may be pushing it..)

Pours an ever-so-delicate light gold. Many carb trails, and the white head soon becomes a small ring. Smell is peppery and more peppery. The taste is nicely complex, definitely spicy, but also mildly tart and lemony, with a satisfying hop kick. The feel is buttery smooth and carbonated. Drinkability high for the ABV. Good tripel here.

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Photo of StevieW
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am now a full fledged Victory fan. I was a little worried about the name and the label, Golden Monkey ? The smell was very strong at the beginning then settled once in the glass. I noticed alot of citrus, fruity, oranges maybe. Poured a nice cloudy golden color. The head was nice a big and melted down the side of the glass, the taste was delicious. Alot of yeast, but very crisp, citrus, slightly sweet, but very drinkable. Unbelievably drinkable. 9.5 % ABV will sneek right by you. I can't wait to have another.

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 ounce bottle of this into a Duvel glass.

A: pours a dark, golden body with a solid white head with good retention. Head reduces halfway through the beer, but there is good lacing throughout the rest of the beer until the finish.

S: A slightly sweet, malty smell. Slight hints of banana esters. Alcohol was not that prevalent.

T: A crisp, malty taste with a sweet aftertaste of banana esters. Slight alcohol burn on the back of the throat, but nothing of great significance. Well-rounded taste; alcohol is not too evident on the tongue.

M: Smooth and crisp. Nice, full-bodied feel with silky carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable for a tripel. Alcohol is not that evident in the taste. Easy to drink and good tasting. Definitely worth the try.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle with enjoy by date of Dec 27, 2013 to a snifter glass.

A - The beer pours a perfectly translucent yellow golden color with a 3/4 finger white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - The beer has a very grainy character to it on the nose. Also hints of honey and a bit floral. Pretty average for the style.

T - The beer starts with a nice floral character. Slightly bitter and with nice hop character and yeast character. The beer has a nice malt character. The beer ends exactly how the nose smells, if that makes sense. Hides the alcohol very well.

M - Nice carbonation and medium bodied.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, this was a nice surprise. Good beer.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-26-2011 03:38:58

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,633 ratings.
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