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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:
#25,909
Reviews:
1,805
Ratings:
5,703
pDev:
15.05%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
1,678
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,703 |  Reviews: 1,805
Photo of scottdsmall
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Poormansreview
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear golden orange with a small white head. Medium-plus retention, and very good lacing.

S: Banana, hay/straw, red apple, biscuit, some boozy warmth, a touch of clove.

T: Green banana complimented by lots of red apple and pear. A biscuit malt backbone with slight alcohol warmth, as well as hay/straw. Finishes dangerously dry with clove/white pepper notes.

F: Medium-bodied, ample carbonation, smooth and rounded; lightly dry. Dangerously drinkable for its abv.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wc94wc
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Not bad, but it finished a little too sweet for my taste. I like a drier Belgian ale.

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Photo of cwkash
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anotheruxguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Has an odd banana taste, which I guess goes well with the name Golden Monkey. A little too odd for my taste, but interesting. Worth a try, but I wouldn't want to have too many of these.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of faatcase
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like honey
Smells like overripe bananas and flowers
Tastes very sweet with lots of spice but I can't tell what kind. Very floral taste with some of the bitterness lingering on the tongue long after it's gone
Feels light and lots of bubbles. Someone else mentioned it's easy like Bud light and I agree.
Overall it's a beer I like coming back to.

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Photo of kendolphin
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KatieKade720
4.78/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of WangFire
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birdonthewire
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TZ23
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of adbrad36
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong smell + taste of banana and cotton candy upfront without being cloying. High ABV is dangerously well-masked.

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

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,703 ratings
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