Victory Brewing Company
Victory Golden Monkey
Brewery: Victory Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Tripel
Format: 355ml Bottle
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 flavour. Strong, sensual and satisfying.
Rated 97 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Rich yeasty notes. Bold banana and citrus flavours. Light spice, coriander perhaps, and alcohol warming finish. Doing Belgium proud.
Decent attempt from a non-Belgian brewery
Clear golden pour whips up a 1 inch white head that slowly faded to a thin covering on top. OK lacing. We're always unsure of non-Belgian Tripels but we'd have to say this one smells good. Other than the strange dusty aroma the estery, yeasty wafts of banana lollies, clove, booze, apricot, bubblegum, spice and pear drops stack up with some of the best Belgian Tripels on the market. In the mouth it feels oily with medium carbonation. Medium-full bodied. An assertive alcohol sting gets things underway while the taste buds revel in an array of initial flavours such as banana, raisin, sugar and stone fruits. The mid-palate dries up with a short burst of bitterness that finishes sweet and fruity with good duration on the tongue. The 9.5% ABV is actually well buried despite it's noticeable presence upfront. All the way through this we couldn't help but think how similar this was to Murray's Grand Cru. These guys should be really happy with their brew, this Tripel is a very respectable attempt at a very complex form of brewing.