Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
84
good
5,657 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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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
Ratings:
5,657
Reviews:
1,799
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,644
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
2.76/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I'm not an IPA fan, but this Fouble IPA was OK. Not as hoppy as some IPAs I've had.

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Photo of Ob512316
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: gold color, white head
Smell: banana, bubble gum, clove
Taste: exactly how it smells, banana, bubble gum, clove
Feel: full bodied, little carbonation
Overall: nothing really makes this beer stand out against any other Belgian or wheat beer. Tastes like the average Belgian wheat beer still better than most. Would I buy again? I'm on the fence with this one.

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Photo of MichaelDaMac
2.79/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of whattheshelley
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nalid66
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anthony-s
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zapatista428
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kinney1989
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy golden yellow with a nice but short lived head, decent lacing. Great initial smell, sweet pears and spice. This lingers to the taste. The taste is good, maybe a bit sweet. Overall good.

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Photo of B_B
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A slightly aged Golden Monkey, at 6 months old. Hefe-y aroma with coriander, flowers, and yeast. Taste has a pleasant sweet crackery maltiness, with a nice yeasty funk, peppery spice, some bitterness, a warm clean finish and a thick body. Tastes a bit like a hefeweizen on steroids but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Not one of the great Tripels but a tasty brew nonetheless.

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Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaker07
2.43/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear look. Sort of pumpkin spice( nutmeg and cinnamon)scent but malty also. Sweet flavor of nutmeg, banana and clove. Stronger, bigger flavor on this beer. This really reminds me of a strong hef...it's good.

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Photo of colbster92
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvnsks
4.73/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lombs
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bsk295
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derekgw123
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,657 ratings.
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