Beer of the Week 47: Golden Monkey

Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey

From the bottle:

A magical, mystical Monkey hose golden soul glows with the wisdom of ages. This warming, flavored ale is rich in the spirited tradition of Belgian-inspired brewing. Our Golden Monkey is both playfully delightful and profoundly satisfying. Exotic spices form the East round out this global journey to joy. get on board. This Monkey’s bound for glory.

From my notes:

bright white heard with large bubbles, yeast and spices on the nose with maybe some malt. Clear, golden yellow color. no lacing. Spices, bread, and maybe some fruit on the tongue with some toasty maltness and a dry, medium bitter finish.

A lovely Tripel

Tripels have a lot of alcohol in them, Golden Monkey’s ABV is 9.5%, but due to the brewing process the alcohol is well hidden. Consider yourself warned! Tripels are beers for sipping not for chugging or drinking three or four at a time. They’re also known for having more complex flavor profiles than most beers and hoppier than their light body would suggest. Pairs well with turkey and game birds, crab and lobsters, and medium spicy foods.

Rating (out of five):

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