RATINGS: 2501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

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mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Clove, wheat malt, and spice aroma, frothy head and light hops. Spice, malt, and esters form the palate, followed by alcohol warmth. Golden Monkey tastes like a imperial wit. In fact I’ll use Whirlwind Wit as a lighter chaser!

Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Draft. Rich deep golden hue. Smallish head but clings around glass for entire duration. Punchy, piny nose jumps out of glass. Outstanding balance of carbonation and mouthfeel. Sweetish twangy fruit flavor stings the tongue ever so lovingly. Wow. This is good stuff. High alcohol content unnoticeable on palate. I can easily see me drinking this until I pass out, but that would cost me a fortune! Great brew.

Boutip (6692) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Bottle: Poured a golden hazy beer with a medium head with average retention. Aroma is quite spicy, real funky spices have been added in here. Taste is quite sweet at the beginning with what seems like wheat and then spices kick in providing a nice ending. I must say this is quite spectacular. Body is above average but carbonation is bit weak. Overall, I would say I very much enjoyed this fine beer.

biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Sweet, sweet nectar. I had a dream that I kissed an angel, and this is what her lips tasted like. One sip of Golden Monkey puts a big grin on my face every time. Do not pass this brew up.

drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2004 does not count
Bitter flavoured ale, has an almost sour aftertaste which diminishes fairly quickly. Color is a slightly cloudy gold. Pours a minimal amount of head with very light lace. Spicing is strong but finishes nicely. Truly Unique

IndianaRed (5298) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Bottle Pours a n unfiltered pale golden with a little white head and slight lacing. Aroma is light grain and thick, slightly sweet and yeasty or foggy. Quite meadly of flavors. Spice, slight cloves, apricots and the imediate aftertaste is a bit hoppy as the ABV kicks in. Barley noticeable for nearly %10. Feel is thick, smooth, plenty of carbonation, noticed mostly at the end. Odd that this doesn’t show it’self much on the initial pour. Full, complex, busy and good.

ddenomme (57) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Adjust your expectations!! This is a very unusual beer and you need to be ready for it. The spicing is very intense but with a little (very little) accommodation the mature taster will love it. Not for food, not for piling up a case next to you to watch the hockey game -- but amazing taste, finish and lingering warmth. Spectacular.

timmyg123 (1) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2004 does not count
ugh, i could barely finish this, and i’ve rarely said that about any beer. way overkill of spices killed it.

EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Golden yellow body with a moderate white head. Floral sweet aroma. Sweetness balanced with sourness and a bit of bitterness. A cery complex beer.

obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
Rich cloudy golden color with small head and fine bubbles. Creamy nose with subtle spice, orangel, marshmallow with sweet sour nose. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet/sour finsih with spices of coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg and a great malty character. Very nice!

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