All in all…oh hey beautiful thing. I want to wrap this beer up in a tiny package and bring it with me everywhere. This Victory Golden Monkey smells like fresh tulips, and like white peach tea with a giant spoonful of honey. It’s very sweet, extremely yeasty, and fairly carbonated. I’d like the Golden Monkey more if it was just a touch sweeter, and if the floral taste was more specific, or if it had more of a citrusy character.
Have you ever heard of Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury? That book was given to me by my favorite friend aka bestie during winter one year, and I held out until May to read it. It was a perfect spring book – after I left work every day I would spend an hour on the quad reading in the grass, enjoying the feeling of being warm again. In my mind, dandelion wine tastes like a Golden Monkey.
Recommend to a friend? Yes. Now I know that some people can have a pretty strong dislike for yeasty Belgian ales, but if you’re going to try one for a relatively reasonable price this would be it.
How much snow are you willing to scrape off your car for this? (4) Twenty minutes what!
Safe for lightweights? 9.5% ABV. Comes with the territory of being a Tripel.
Plus one? Most likely not with this ABV, but if I was to get a second there’s this Gouden Carolus that my brother got when he was home, and let me try…And I definitely need to have one of those next.