Monday, July 11, 2011

Beereview: Victory Golden Monkey, or "Post Accident Recovery"

This is going to sound like the introduction to every really bad comedian...

So something funny happened on the way home from getting ice cream today! And by funny I mean, really quite sh%@ty. I got into an accident! What fun. Thankfully, no one got hurt, so it's really just a matter of paperwork and getting my truck to the auto body shop. On that note, to everyone out there, go buy a truck. To hell with gas mileage. Again, like every bad comedian, if you see my damage, you shoulda seen the other guy. Which actually was a really nice woman who was upset for the both of us.

I get home and the mother-in-law chimes in. "You should do a beer to have after an accident!" I was stunned. Not so much about the comment, but about the quality of the idea (she's going to hurt me for that comment). So I peered into the depths of my fridge. I decided that the best beer would be something strong. LIKE BULL. Or, as in this situation, like monkey.

Today I bring to you Victory Golden Monkey, a tripel gold ale "brewed with spices." I picked up this beer from Wine Styles that I mentioned in an older post. The monkey is doing the ol' "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" and the common "okey-dokey" sign. Which doesn't really fit in, but that's ok! Beer doesn't have to make sense. Let's rock!

The beer pours a beautiful yellow gold. Which truthfully, looks exactly like pee. It has a strong head retention, better than most. The aroma is something that is really unique. It has a strong sweet malty base, and is interlaced with the smells of citrus? and a number of other spices. The head is still going strong by the way. At 9.5% ABV, this beer is going to put me in a good mood for the rest of the night.

The flavor is definitely potent. The beer is very full bodied, and the malty sweetness is light and thick. There wasn't any hop presence in the aroma, however the beer seems to shock your tongue like it was an overzealous college kid. "Don't tase me bro!" The alcohol flavor is warm and pretty intense. You can feel the warmth as you would drinking that warm cup of hot cocoa. But cold. Huh. Really a delightful beer. It's not too overpowering, but it lets you know that after 2 or 3, "mama said knock you out."

1 comment:

  1. Sad to hear about the accident but thank God no one get hurt. Please be safe when driving. :)

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