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:
#28,607
Reviews:
1,823
Ratings:
5,778
pDev:
15.05%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
1,739
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 5,778 |  Reviews: 1,823
Photo of hairnic
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craven
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochef81
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wrnglrsp
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warren2621
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ramseye4
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Widely available and a great less expensive alternative to Belgians. However, it’s not as complex or developed as it’s bretheren from across the pond. Mouthfeel and nose are superb, taste is decent but falls short of greatness.

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Photo of ogman
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thors_Bounty
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Outlier
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK beer, very strong aroma but not too overpowering hints of spices. Drinkable but ABV too high for my taste.

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Photo of JVasky
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Aj21
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the aroma is very fruity and the taste is good with a little note of spice

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with robust head formation, ultimately leaving a slight more than one inch, foamy, white head with excellent retention and solid lacing down the entire side of the glass.
S: Aromas of cloves, lemon, and banana predominate the nose with a peppery note.
T: Sweet to semi-sweet and smooth. Flavors of cloves, honey, maybe a bit of banana and lemon blend nicely. Bitterness light relative to overall taste palate, allowing other flavors to come through. Drinks very cleanly.
M: Light to medium bodied with very consistent effervescence.
O: This is likely to best American produced Tripel I have had to date. Definitely in the same league as international offerings. While impressed by the number of ratings, the overall score seems a bit low. Could there be an issue with consistency/shelf life? I refrigerated mine when I purchased it. #production information

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Photo of AndrewAK
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zeldadog
1.86/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This beer used to be good it was spicy with a hint of Fruit.

NOW it taste like bad banana bread or like banana Now or Later candy sorta of gross and leaves a really bad aftertaste in your mouth. We used to really like this beer but we’re very disappointed in the new taste.

What ever they changed is not good.

Victory Brewery bring back the old Golden Monkey.

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Photo of jdguggs10
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenTowne
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, this is the Holy Grail of beer. From the pour to the sniff to the first tingle on the tongue this beer rules. It is the standard by which I measure all other beer. No matter what mood I am in a Golden Monkey brightens me up. The only downside to this beer, and I mean only, is that due to it’s ABV it is not an all day bbq drinker. This is a low volume Gem. Great with a prime rib. Great as a sipper. But not an all day backyard chugger.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,778 ratings