Friday, July 24, 2009
Victory Golden Monkey
Golden Monkey Tripel from Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA, 9.5%
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a slight reddish tint and a modest head that quickly disappears.
It smells pretty spicy, with yeast and maybe some orange - the alcohol is pretty obvious from the scent.
The taste is pretty spicy, too, with some good hops up front, and a pleasant fruity/hoppy aftertaste. The alcohol warmth is throughout, but there's a nice crisp peppery & earthy phenolic finish.
Very drinkable, especially for such a high alcohol content.
I certainly wouldn't turn down one (or two) of these again.