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:
#26,741
Reviews:
1,811
Ratings:
5,726
pDev:
15.05%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
1,700
Trade:
8
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of jaasen64
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Victory mixed 12, poured

A- Yellowish golden, clear, lots of carbonation, froathy white head that measures about 3 fingers of head and dissipates fairly slowly but does disipate to about a quarter finger of head.

S- Smells like a typical saison. Spices, slightly fruity, with a little bit of floral notes.

T- Slightly sweet, a little bit fruity (slight banana/orange taste), hints of spices.

M- Fairly light bodied, lots of carbonation, decently smooth but could be smoother, nicely balanced, drinkable, alcohol hard to detect which is impressive at 9.5%.

O- This beer isn't my favorite beer in the world, however it is a decent beer that is remarkably drinkable at 9.5%. I've had this beer quite a few times because it comes in the Victory mixed 12, which I consider one of the best value mixed 12s on the market, partly because they include this beer in it. I could use a little bit less carbonation and a little bit more flavor.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, exp date illegible

Pours a golden yellow with suspended sediment. Small head with decent lacing. Smells like skunky barley with a hint of pepper. A little citrus as well. Taste explodes on the tongue with crisp malt and some hop bitter, then fades into spices, notably pepper and clove. Not amazing but very tasty. Has a powdery finish.

This is my first tripel, so I'm not sure how this fits the type. A peppery ale that feels lighter than it's content and ABV suggest. Give it a try.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque gold from a bottle into my trappist glass. Smell is sweet dark fruit and banana nut bread. Taste is mild up front with less sweetness than the smell would indicate. Surprisingly dry across the middle and a bold boozy finish. Aftertaste is disarmingly short. Warm boozy feeling in the belly. Very drinkable for a beer that presents itself as heavier than it really is. Good. I'll buy it again. Less than 2 bucks for a 12 oz. single. Bargain for a Tripel.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,726 ratings
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