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:
#28,527
Reviews:
1,823
Ratings:
5,776
pDev:
15.05%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
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167
Gots:
1,736
Trade:
7
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy gold beer with a thinnish tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving a little lace behind

S: faint honey and bready malt, some yeastiness

T: bananas (or is that psychological?), lemon bars, sharp spices - some bitter, some bright; moderately sweet

M: medium to thin body, fizzy carbonation, fairly clean-finishing, spice aftertaste

O: I love tripels, and I totally get why this beer isn't too well-received as a tripel. It is a little lacking in the creamy, lushness that many great tripels have, and it is a little too... I hate to say astringent - but astringent. I would say this is not a great tripel, but a good beer. Not something I'd repurchase, but it was worth the try.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

12oz bottled served in a chalice.

pours a cloudy, sort of a dull golden amber tone while yielding a 3/4" head that lapses fairly quickly, leaving behind a few patches of lace. nose offers notes of banana, candi sugar, and spice. a hint of honey in the background.

flavor opens with the banana, followed quickly by the spice notes (clove and i get a little coriander) and some herbal qualities to it. some booze shows itself. medium-bodied on the palate with average cabonation.

golden monkey was one of those beers i cut my teeth on back when i was first getting into craft but now consider to be not as great as i once did. it's decent enough brew, just not an upper eschelon tripel.

(originally reviewed: 01-03-2012)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,776 ratings