Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey

Brewed by:
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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750 ml. bottle poured into a Goblet

A: A hazy golden/amber. A two finger head that fades quickly leaving a sudsy film and inconsistent lacing.

S: Very subtle, a bit yeasty with a hint of sweetness reminiscent of a banana bubblegum.

T: . There is a yeasty, slightly soapy taste followed by a subtle sour fruity background. There is also a hint of spice and alcohol heat on the finish.

M: The first pour tasted a little over carbonated, but ended with a buttery dry finish on the mouth.

O: Tripels are not my first, second or third choices of consumption. However, I have had others and this fell just a little bit on the short side for me. The alcohol content does seem to sneak up on you.

Audio for this review: Beastie Boys - Check Your Head

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They say to age this, but I didn't, though there's no date on it.

A - Pale gold, decent lacing

S - Belgiany, boozy

T - Honey, little sour, Belgiany, bubble gummy, noticeably bitter that lasts into the aftertaste

O - Not big on tripels but this was not bad. Not exactly complex, but at least a few things going on. A bomber's worth packs a lovely buzz.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,656 ratings.
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