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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

435 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jonada on 03-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian inspired Tripel ale, Golden Monkey aged for 3 months in oak white wine bbls.
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Ratings: 435 | Reviews: 89
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

Golden Monkey goes to the barrel! Chardonnay barrels were used to bring this Tripel into that realm. Tasty though pretty mellow, loads of wood flavor opens up toward the end of the glass. An interesting sip; perhaps we expected a bit more wine character, though it’s balanced all around.

STYLE: Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Deep golden hue, tiny-bubbled lace

SMELL: Vinous, alcoholic, crackers, woody, ripe apples, green peppercorn, fresh-cut grass

TASTE: Creamy, slick, wood, grassy, mild tang, lightly vinous, warming, peppery, tannins, quince paste, mildly biscuity, clean graininess, taffy, bubblegum, dry finish

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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here is a beer that I thought could end up being a train wreck but it was a good surprise! The white wine barrel aging really tamed the Golden Monkey. Would like to see this in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed at 8 months

Appearance- Pours a deep golden color, almost golden orange when held to light, slight haziness. Fairly subdued bubbly white head, one finger thick at best. Moderate lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Beautiful white grape must, fruity sweetness. Moderate oak tanin notes, slight creamy aromas as well. Belgian characteristics are quite subdued but present, nice yeasty earthiness, slight spice.
Taste- Sweet white wine grape, some brighter fruits like apples or pears accompany. Oaky earthiness and spice kick in mid palate, finishes with a beautiful vanilla and buttery creaminess, fairly dry.
Feel- Medium to lighter body, fairly dry and crisp. Carbonation much more subdued than the base beer. Certain creaminess and slick feel as well.
Overall- Belgian tripel and white wine barrel sound like a beautiful marriage. The base beer definetly lost a lot of its traditional belgian qualities, but at the same time picked up lots of wonderful new flavors from the barrel. Real enjoyable grape must notes, but also a nice oakiness and creamy vanilla/buttery dry finish, like a nice chardonnay. Overall, very enjoyale to sip

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.