Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
BA SCORE
3.71/5
5,696 Ratings
Golden MonkeyGolden Monkey
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:
#26,920
Reviews:
1,806
Ratings:
5,696
pDev:
15.09%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
1,667
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,696 |  Reviews: 1,806
Photo of chucksburritos
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Satan70
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ChadT89
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of saxclar123
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ChocolateJesus
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MadTownDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Merkur
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a rather clear yellow color with a good amount of white head.

Beer smells very sweet. Almost a bubble gum smell as well as hints of bananna.

Taste follows the nose. Very citrusy and sweet on the initial sip before giving way to some spicy bitterness.

Mouthfell is a bit on the thin side with a good amount of carbonation.

 335 characters

Photo of mctizzz
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of hoops61176
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Maltus
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Kaetea
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of littlelorib
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer is a hazy golden color with a thick, creamy off-white head that fades oh so slowly. Smell is yeasty with hints of fruit and spice. Taste is yeasty with hop bitterness and alcohol in the end. In between is the usual blend of Belgium flavors that i'm still having trouble sorting out and describing. Mouthfeel seems to be on the light side of medium.

Overall, this beer is on style, but has little to distinguish it. However, i have to admit that the first time i tried a bottle out of the six pack it was all yeasty funk to me and i had to throw it out. This time i can drink it, either because its had a few months to age or because i've had a few more months experience in tasting beers. Who knows, maybe a few more months will make it a better tasting beer.

 765 characters

Photo of fatstan
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of adrian21
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of cantfindme
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TouchOfEvil
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

 749 characters

Photo of poopsmitherson
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BrownNut
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 355 characters

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of garyford
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of blameo
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 5,696 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.