Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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84
good
5,644 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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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
Ratings:
5,644
Reviews:
1,796
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
1,631
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle with enjoy by Feb 28 2015.
A - hazy golden champagne bubbly brew with half finger of fizzy head and some moderate lacing.
S - strong floral component with a dose of coriander and yeasty bread.
T - whoa, that's a tripel with a strange pepper kick. The barely there malts disappear under the peppery fire leaving a very mildly honey sweet middle with a bitter follow through. It taste like an extract of black pepper.
M/D - the carbonation is great but the pepper is so pronounced and amplified by the carbonation that you have to sip.
Feels watered down and spiced up.
I love a good peppery tripel but this one is not high on my wants for a tripel.
I wonder if it doesn't need it's own fusion category of tripel/herb/spice beer.

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A - Pours a nice golden straw-esque color into my snifter, with one finger of white head. Head recedes after a minute leaving bubbles and lacing.

S - Bready belgian yeast; bananas, touch of black pepper, faint fruity hops.

T - Follows the nose. Really nice balance between the bready malt and fruity hops. Very nice and refreshing.

M - Good carbonation and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Perhaps too well!

O - Not my favorite style, but this is a good beer that I will be revisiting. Good representation of the style.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,644 ratings.
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