Golden Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of movingtrain
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours, well, golden. Light white head floating on top. Good carbonation...clear.

Aroma gives off hints of honey, hard candy, tart apple, wet wood and leaves, sage, tarragon, clove, and light cinnamon.

Flavor is of tart fruit and candied apple, backed by syrupy honey and candy sugar. Some spice in there--green peppercorn, tarragon (again), cinnamon, and some clove. There is also that wonderful, earthy underlying funky yeast, too.

This beer is really good. It has a slight alcohol burn on the back of the throat. Well, I should say alcohol warming, because it's not a bad thing. It actually sits quite well in this beer, and adds some complexity to the beer.

The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, but the yeast balances that out nicely and gives everything a well-rounded, sugary-funk.

Overall, this is a fine ale. I haven't had this one in years, and I'm really glad I picked up another six pack.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of the1hammer
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a light gold into a tumbler...

Has a nice friendly smell to it, inviting.

first taste reminds me of a hefe...the banana, the clove, etc, but not as pronounced. It's a bit spicy on the back-end. I can tell that this little guy has got some ABV to it.

Overall, I think this was a good one to have on the back-porch after a particularly stressful day...just got to remember not to drink it so fast next time

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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of hdofu
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears golden with a thin white head quickly dissipating. Smell is of peaches, vanilla and cinnamon. Taste begins very sweet and complicated then it has bitterness, almost pepperiness in the finish. It has a wheat taste to it. It has a crisp mouthfeel with just the right amount of bubbles. The alcohol burn you'd expect at a 9.5 isn't there. It wouldn't be my first choice of a six pack to pick up but it isn't bad either.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5,772 ratings