Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
84
good
5,634 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:
5,634
Reviews:
1,792
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,626
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,634 |  Reviews: 1,792
Photo of Zythophile
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can Date: 12/5/16
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Look is a clear light gold with fine white head. And there's a lot of it. Like, too much.

Smell is sweetish grain and maybe a little bit of herbalness, but there's also a rubber scent that's moderately unpleasant. I can also pick out some alcohol, which I don't normally get on the nose.

The taste is way better than the nose. Dried banana is the main flavor I get. It's pretty mellow and not overly sweet. There's also a slight amount of cinnamon. It also has a bit of a breakfast cereal taste that's somewhere between Grape-Nuts and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Thankfully, the rubber went away, but I can still pick out the alcohol.

Carbonation is well integrated, and the thickness is medium for the type. The aftertaste matches the taste.

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Photo of DrGonzo
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good but not great. Very clear pour. Sweet flavor and scent. Bananas. Nutmeg. Big flavor, big aroma and packs a punch.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leom
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: golden, clear, very foamy and lacy
Taste: ripe banana, not hoppy
Somewhat crisp, flavorful, and quite smooth despite 9.5%

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Photo of sjrider
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pdurm33
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdell15
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaker
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sastnd
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beer does what it says and pours a golden, slightly hazy color. Head is a thin ring with dashes and dots, slight moss on top.

Aromas of lemon cake and mint, with a little bit of salt.

Some peppery yeast and clove, burnt popcorn, blueberry, shortbread, more burnt popcorn, and a touch of diacetyl.

Feel is clean and crisp, with a slight hotness from the alcohol.

Overall, a decent Tripel. Nothing spectacular but better than most of the reviews would suggest.

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Photo of Lamar
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a unique beer in that for me it was more than a pale ale in body in less than a Duvel in fruitiness though very interesting nonetheless. It is a nice amber in color with a fruity nose. Taste is just enough fruitiness to encourage you to sip it joyfully with a satisfying mouth feel. Overall I found it to be an enjoyable beer that I would buy whenever I caught it napping on the shelf.

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Photo of Babalu614
4.89/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. The color was a beautiful golden orange. Great smell with an aroma of spices. Nice crisp taste of spices and maybe a hint of cinnamon. At 9.5% abv the alcohol taste was well hidden. Overall a great beer and available year round!

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Photo of LukeB
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stebbi7833
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jacob17
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,634 ratings.
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