Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
5,695 Ratings
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale golden yellow with a billowy whit head that settles to just ring the glass and rise from the laser etched bottom. Aroma is sweet and tart with the familiar Belgian Pils malt. It's very spicy too, mostly clove and pepper, but with a bit of banana. Taste is similar, showcasing the malt which is first sweet, then pungent. There is some pepper and then the clove sets in at the back of the throat. I think the sweetness takes the edge off of this slightly unpleasant after taste, but it's still there. You can tell when you drink it that this is a force to be reckoned with. If you were gulping at first, you start to take the hint and sip. Finish is very dry (too dry), feel is balanced. Very effervescent and spritzy.

This is a solid Tripel that I would put up against some Belgian Tripels I've had. There are better, more complex ones out there, but I wouldn't pass it up if I was in the mood and saw it on the shelf.

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Smell - Smells toasty.

Taste - Amazing taste, very hoppy and flavorful. Complex mixture of flavor which is amazing.

Mouthfeel - It feels smooth on the mouth, taste again is very bold.
Overall - Very good beer, good ABV, amazing taste. Will definitely have it again.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,695 ratings
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