Victory Golden Monkey

20110607:
Smells good. Drinkable, light tasting. I was gonna say it tastes like Blue Moon. And I realized that my senses and tastes for beers are improving, because this beer advertises itself as a "Belgian-style" beer. Blue Moon is a "Belgian-style witbier."


But there's always something to learn. Today I was reading BeerAdvocate.com's description of a "Tripel" ale and the last sentence reads "Tripels are actually notoriously alcoholic, yet the best crafted ones hide this character quite evil-like and deceivingly, making them sipping beers." Then I looked at the Golden Monkey bottle and saw it is 9.5% ABV. True to the description of a tripel, I wouldn't have known the beer was that alcoholic..

As the beer warmed up, the beer was wonderful to smell. Clumsily, I sniffed some up my nose. Good thing nobody was around to see.

I was going to drink only half, but the beer's good taste convinced me to drink it all.

20120520:
I wrote: "My nose must be stuffed because I certainly didn't smell the taste. Actually the taste is mostly bitter. With something... Hoppy. I think I had this once before and enjoyed it." 12:03 AM
I wrote: "However, today I do not. Enjoy by Oct 05 2014. Mistake? I don't know many beers which last that long. Drank only half." 12:06 AM

That's funny that this time I drank only half, when apparently last time I tried this beer, I was only going to drink half, but liked it so much I drank the rest of it.

[20120619]

Victory Golden Monkey

Relevant Links:
Victory Beer Website
Golden Monkey (Victory Beers Website)

Website Information:
GOLDEN MONKEY
Strong and sensual, this golden, Belgian-style ale glows. The richness of German malts and Belgian yeast are tempered by a sparkling approach and overall light body. Abundant herbal, fruity notes make this one to savor.

COMPOSITION
Malts: 2 row German malt
Hops: European whole flowers
Yeast: Imported, of Belgian origin
Alcohol by volume: 9.5%

AVAILABILITY
Draft and bottles year ’round.