Golden Monkey is a Belgian-style Tripel brewed by Victory Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a bottle.
The Tripel pours a slightly hazy gold and is topped by a finger-thick head of white froth that bubbles down rapidly. Sediment is visible in the glass.
The aroma is strong with a scent of yeast, musty wheat, and booze.
Its palate begins with a taste of floral hops that’s followed by flavors of bready malt and a sugary sweetness. The tasting finishes hotly with booze and yeast.
The feel has a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. The finish has a strong warming sensation from the alcohol.
The appearance could be improved and its feel could use more pep. The aroma and palate are somewhat simple and a little too hot with booze. All that being said, the Golden Monkey has been around for a long time and is a nice Tripel for the uninitiated. However, once your palate becomes accustomed to the complex Tripels from Belgium, this brew doesn’t quite compare.
Victory Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their Golden Monkey: goat’s cheese and seafood.
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