Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
BA SCORE
57%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 5,684 ratings
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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:
#26,082
Reviews:
1,804
Ratings:
5,684
Liked:
3,239
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
15.09%
Alströms:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
166
Gots:
1,658
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Franklin (Nashville), TN for $6. Tapped from the Victory Tap Handle w/ a Monkey on it into a 12oz Snifter Glass.

Aroma- Tons of belgian hops and malt hit the nose firstly. After this, light spices and an evident yeast character comes around. Very distinct as a Tripel nose!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies very quickly. Has a golden body with good clarity and the lacing is at a minimum with just a few suds.

Flavor- A great deal of tangerine, yeast, and malts hits home for the style at the beginning towards mid drink. Then has a very malty background and a medium bitterness. More of a dryer finish than I've observed in other Tripels.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, Fruity, and a bit effervescent.

Overall Impression- A good overall Tripel by Victory! Especially enjoyed the fruit character and light spices. I'm glad it wasn't too overpowering and held fairly true to style. Would like to see a bottle of this age at some point down the road.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with nice retention on a pale golden body.

S: very full and sweet lemon notes dominate the aroma.

T: flavor is both sweet and tart mostly from the lemon flavors. some breads, peppery and grain notes.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: I am thinking the genre of this one is either way off or miss labeled. Fairly drinkable but not a tripel I want to try again.

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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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