Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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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3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Awesome label with eye-catching colors and graphics. Label give ABV info, brewery info, a small description of the beer, web info, enjoy by date(1-11-18). Neck label has Victory Logo.

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 15min before pouring from 12oz bottle in to a 16oz Snifter. Pours out a hazy golden honey color with a 2 finger white foam head of a light airy density. Lots of sediment floating around. Head retention was 1min 37sec before fading to a thin foam coating and ring. Light lacing was left behind.

Smell/Aroma: Smells very fruity with hints of clove, banana, citrus, and light fruit. An herbal tone can also be detected. Nose is very complex and interesting. Alcohol is masked very well.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very sweet with hints of orange, honey, and bubble gum. Also has slight hints of clove and banana with a slightly floral taste. Finishes yeasty and fruity. Alcohol is masked very well.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Drinkability is medium.

Overall/Comments: This was a good offering that was very intense with an interestingly complex nose and flavor profile. The alcohol became more pronounced as this warmed. Def worth trying out. Classified as a Tripel at 9.5% ABV. Consumed 3-18-13.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a chalice glass.

appearance is a bright, but slightly hazy gold, with a white creamy two finger head that disappears quickly but, leaves a thin white layer. this beer also has a light carbonation.

smell- the first sense is of a weak saison with banana in the forefront. a deeper smell unveils a fresh clove aroma. and sweetness with the malts.

taste- the banana and clove come through, with some hops also as it warms up. the high alcohol is hidden well. and a sticky sweetness flavor from the hops.

m- has a heavy bready feel as you swirl it in your mouth, along with the carbonation that last through this pour. feels thick and syrupy as you swallow

o- a nice effort. I expected a little more though with the high abv. a good beer to take your time with

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 57% out of 100 with 5,684 ratings
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