COED’s Beer of the Week: Victory's Golden Monkey

Tired of drinking lukewarm Keystone Light out of a 6-month-old keg? Trying to move past Bud Light Limes and Coronas? Crushed enough 30-racks to last a lifetime? The point is, you’re likely at that stage in your life (or close to it) where you want to drink better beer.
Don’t feel bad, as it happens to all of us at one point or another. While shitty beer never really goes away — trust me, stale kegs and 30’s are still very much a thing in post-grad life — decent beer becomes further appreciated and desired the older you get. While I get f*cked up way less than I did in college, I actually kind of drink more now because I have a delicious new beer with my dinner every night. And buddy, let me let you in on a little secret … Shock Top doesn’t count.
So, with all that in mind, we decided to set the very obtainable (and enjoyable) goal of trying, and hopefully enjoying, a new beer every week.

Me in the meeting finding out COED is going to allocate budget to buy me beer.

From popular IPA’s to obscure chocolate stouts, this is COED’s Beer of the Week.

About Victory’s Golden Monkey

via Victory Brewing Company:

Experience the sweet, sensual aromas and flavors of our famous Belgian-style tripel. Immerse yourself in rich notes of fruit and spice and savor its dry finish.
The nose is loaded with Belgian yeast character. Banana, clove, isoamyl. Body is equally fruity with light earthy hop character. Boozy with a dry finish.

Beer Facts

Type: Belgian-Style Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
Calories:  285
Hops: Tettnang Tettnang, Tettnang Mittelfrueh

COED’s Review

Victory’s Golden Monkey is one of the best bang-for-your-buck beers out there. At 9.5% ABV, Golden Monkey can usually be found for about $12 bucks, which is only a couple bucks more than the average six-pack. And with such a high alcohol content, the resourceful among you should be able to get two pregames out of one sixer.
However, I would NOT suggest drinking an entire six-pack before going out. This is the type of beer that can sneak up on you. Your brain may think “Oh, it’s only beer, I’ll be fine”, but your body will react like you were ripping shots.

Beer of the Week is a recurring series. You can find previous entries in the series below:

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