Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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84
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5,668 Ratings
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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:
5,668
Reviews:
1,802
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.05%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
1,651
For Trade:
8
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Appearance: Golden yellow color with over two fingers worth of head that fades slowly with chunky lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, toasted malt mixes with yeast and a slight grassy aroma. Also some clean, lemon notes as well.

Taste: Sweet, almost syrupy upfront before some craziness starts. I can't really place everything that's going on. It's astringent, phenolic and a bit yeasty as well. The finish is a little lingering and mostly phenolic.

The Rest: Wow. I don't know if this is a bad bottle, but there is some definite funk going on here. The best way I can describe it is that it tastes like it was fermented in a plastic bucket. Not Victory's best showing.

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Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Delirium tulip.

A: Pours a light copper color with a substantial creamy white head that goes down rather quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Mostly yeasty with some faint bright fruit notes in the background. Alcohol definitely comes through on this one.

T: Yeasty flavors from start to finish, a bit hard to describe beyond that. Definite booziness on the finish. Not very balanced.

M: Medium-bodied with a prickly mouthfeel. The alcohol dries out your mouth on the finish.

D: This one took me quite a while to finish. It lacks the subtlety of Belgian tripels.

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Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 5,668 ratings.
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