Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ranking:
#27,634
Reviews:
1,815
Ratings:
5,744
pDev:
15.05%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
1,715
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of cwm51662
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Me, I'm an amateur at this, and working at the start of a six-pack. Def get the banana whiff, and spiced pear/clove in the taste. Might well fool you into drinking too fast.

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Photo of gabrielcolom
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a brilliant golden color. It is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is banana and clove right away. I also get some spiced pear.

The taste is more of the spiced pear. I get hints of banana. It has a clean finish.

Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied

I don't drink a lot of tripels. This one is well done. It tastes great and is easy to drink.

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Photo of RodSmith
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Blazer22
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chipotle
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpmsu2003
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sashmont
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SociableJimmy
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tim5085
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber
Aroma: Banana and Clove.
Taste: Banana, clove, and alcohol alcohol.
Overall: Very high alcohol, and I can taste and feel it. Not bad, but not to be searched out.

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Photo of TAG_BOOM_702
2.77/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ehhhh

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Photo of pubscout
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I haven’t had this superb tripel in many months, and I almost forgot how good it is. The Belgian yeast, a good malt backbone and special spices combine to produce an initially sweet taste, But the finish is beautifully dry. This is a great warming beer ( which actually gets better as it warms), designed to be savored rather than slammed as the chilly nights begin to appear with regularity. At 9.5%, it commands serious respect, but if you’re home with the fireplace blazing, there’s nothing wrong with a second— or even a third.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mkrobinson
4.69/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very heavily spiced beer.

Pours a good honey color. Bit of a banana flavor. Truly unique, although I haven't tried many Belgium triples

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LUE_Shane
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThievingDrunkard
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looked amazing and with a name like that it must be good luck or something. Happy Birthday to me!

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Photo of kds2437
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Switz160
4.83/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,744 ratings