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RATINGS: 2358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.


lemasney's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Victory Golden Monkey Tripel Ale with Spices ABV: 9.5% IBU: n/a Volume: 12 fl. oz. Glass: shaker Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors Consumed on: February 27th, 2008, 10:12 pm sensory first impression: A very pretty beer with quirky advertising. Overwhelming fruity scent, which I like. No head or lace to experience, but I don’t miss it, since the olfactory is so nice. I poured twice - first time clear - second time because I felt I had missed out on the bottle conditioning yeast. Whoopsie! the second yeasty pour made it downright cloudy. It’s like sandblasted glass now. Nice bite, lots of flavor - I taste bacon, and I smell banana. I’m not crazy about smoke in beers - see my future review of Triumph’s Rauchbier, for example, but this is balanced pretty nicely. There’s lemon and plums and orange and apple --- lots of apple -- and banana. Nice bite and texture, and the presence is divine. This is a special beer. Aroma/Olfactory: Malt is smoky and full of a fruit bowl of taste influences. Hops are herbaceous, mellow, and leafy. Very nice balance here. In the hands of an amateur, this would be a mess. Hail Victory. Yeast/Bacteria doughy, earthy, leafy, and reminds one of an aquarium. I just jumped in. Did I mention this is 9.5% alcohol by volume? Banana seems omnipresent, and I love it. Paprika? Ginger-licious. What an amazing depth of flavor. Visuals/Appearance: Color is pale and a solid block of gold. Liquid is cloudy with yeast. Head/Lace is nowhere to be found. Taste/Flavor: Maltiness/Sweetness is heavy in smoky sweetness - like a banana infused sausage, but delicious. Hoppiness/Bitterness is light and very balanced. Sour from the smoke, but in an affectionate way. Palate/Tactile: Body/Mouthfeel is quite full and cloying. Texture is creamy, slick, and thick Carbonation is softly present in the background. Finish is long lasting but muted. The cloying aspect amplifies this aftertaste, which is wonderful. Overall second impression: What a wonderful beer. It wasn’t the first thing to reach out and grab me, but I’ll be sure to keep it on the top of my list when I’m looking for something special to sip, enjoy, and savor. What a treat.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (182) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is the best beer that Victory makes. It is a delightful beer that is golden and light but has a tremendous taste and will make you asking for a second.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (824) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy gold with suspended sediment. Candi sugar, bread, some yeast. Lively carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4896) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Ein schön wuchtiges Piwo mit einer sehr angenehmen Süffigkeit, Aromen von etwas Hopfen, Malz, ein paar Früchten und Nuss. Trinkbar, schwer, vollkommen in Ordnung.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (273) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grass. Similar flavor with some subtle spice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4897) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a hazy golden-orange colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and herbs. Taste of mild yeast,light malt, hops, ripe fruits, bread and flowers. Herbal hints. Easy drinkable, solid beer. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fakdaddy (18) - - FEB 13, 2015
The fact is the most recent version and the rest is history is not an easy to play the piano is not an easy to play the piano is ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (687) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle at BrewDog, Birmingham, UK. Pours a golden orange colour with a good sized white head. Aroma of malt, lemon, citrus hops, spice and yeast. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, soft carbonation. Texture a little slick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - FEB 8, 2015
Excellent flavor and balance. Didn't feel the spices as advertised. Yet, a good brew to match with seafood. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
TXMark (1) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
This stuff is the bomb. Tastes great and high ABV. I will be buying again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (145) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle. Nose is a nice banana-y yeastiness, some bread, some spice. Flavor is all of those with a good floral hop to it. A warm alcohol finish is nicely balanced. Very good beer.


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