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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian inspired Tripel ale, Golden Monkey aged for 3 months in oak white wine bbls.

(Beer added by: Jonada on 03-05-2013)
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had Golden Monkey in awhile, should be an interesting variation.

Pours out a bright golden yellow/orange with 2 fingers of a very white and fluffy head.

The aroma has some white grape notes, oak, vanilla, some orange peel and lemon, a little bit of banana and clove and some traditional Belgian yeast characteristics.

The taste is very similar. Much heavier on the vanilla than in the aroma, a big white grape note, some oak, orange peel, lemon with light hints of banana and clove. There are some Belgian yeast notes of fruity esters and a hint of spiciness.

The body is light and the mouthfeel is slight creamy. There isn't as much carbonation as I would like and the traditional Tripel elements are a little light, but overall this is a very tasty and unique beer! Glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 03:39:13 | More by JohnnyMc
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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weeare138

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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears an apple juice colored gold with a small white cap that fades into a collar.
Tiny spots of lacing around the glass.
Smell is of apples, apricots, vanilla, poached pears, peaches, and toasted marshmallows.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a spicy pepper, and vanillins standing out among the cooked peach pie flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, spritzy, bitter of orange peel, and slightly dry.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:15:53 | More by weeare138
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3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - A slightly vigorous pour yields nothing more than a thin layer of partially splotch lacing and a thing collar... A bunch of medium and large sized carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass... A small cyclone of micro-sized carbonation swirls deep in the center of the glass... The color is a pale golden straw color... A fairly pedestrian appearance overall...

S - A very pleasant aroma... Their are light oak notes from the wine barrel... Some light white grape must scents... These notes are at the forefront... A bit further beneath the surface is a light Belgian yeast presence... Golden raisins... Faint candied sugars... Some unexpected sweet fruity esters as well, namely peaches and tangerines... Lots of depth and each whiff reveals a new facets...

T - Not quite sure if its the tannins, the oak, or some other off flavor, but the overpowering flavor profile is actually quite unpleasant... Lots of slightly off white wine character... None of the traditional Golden Monkey goodness can be detected... There is also an odd wild yeast component which seems sorely out of place...

M - Light-to-medium bodied... Starts slightly dry before intensifying to a blistering dryness on the finish... A bit chalky on the finish as well... Limited carbonation throughout...

D - Wow, I'm sorry to say, but this one is a rather huge disappointment all the way around... Other than a very pleasing aroma, this on falls on its face in all other facets... The idea of Golden Monkey in wine barrels sounded rather promising, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired... I can not recommend as this one was a struggle to finish and a near drain pour... Sorry Victory - I love most of what you do, but this was a definite exception...

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White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.