Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LIbeerguy
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith Imperial Pint Glass.

A: Massive white frothy head, good retention and great sticky lacing. Amber in color.

S: Ripe dark fruits, phenolic, brown sugar, taffy, floral, various spices, caramel, pecan pralines.

T: Alcoholic, malty, honey, molasses, overripe peaches, rock candy, ice wine, tingly on the palate, warming malty finish with an aftertaste that sticks around for a while and continues to warm.

This is one serious beer. There seems to be a bit more going on in here than your typical Belgian Tripel. Lots of sweetness but with some spices to balance it out a good deal. Very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

Appearance-Pours a hazy gold with 4 fingers of fluffy white head, good retention.

Smell: Smells of cereal grains with a hint of citrus fruit. Also get a hint of malty sweetness.

Taste: Starts of very crisp and refreshing, finishes with a nice hoppy kick. I get slight bitterness but nothing overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Nice and full, not to much carbonation, somewhat foamy.

Overall: My first experience with a trippel ale, i like this brew overall.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very satisfying brew. It is a bit lighter than a typical tripel, but it is a brilliant balance. The alcohol is well hidden by the malt and yeast taste, which are way out front as they should be.

The aroma is nice. A bit light but good. The lace on the glass is very nice, typical of the style, though.

Overall, this is an excellent value too. I will buy this again. I need to remember that it isn't the other monkey beer (which one??) that I dislike.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with a white, 2 finger head. Retention is decent, resulting in a lace that's thin, but consistent and somewhat sticky.

Smell - Definitely some belgian yeast aromas in the nose; banana and a spicy clove; definitely some candied sugar sweetness as well, which becomes more prominent as it warms.

Taste - Starts with some bready sweetness and a sugary syrup character, then a bit of heat peaks through. Finishes as it starts; fairly simple and straight-forward.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation lends to a slight tingle. It's fairly smooth. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall - A decent, drinkable tripel, though probably one I wouldn't buy again.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,800 ratings