White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by corby112:
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear, bright golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
The barrel presence is really strong in the aroma which is surprising considering it was only aged for three months. Decent amount of oak but not too overpowering or toothpick-like. Subtle vinous wine presence with grape, raisin and other light berries. The most prominent barrel characteristics in the nose are toasted coconut and vanilla. They really stand out and add another dimension to the base beer. That being said, the base beer is overshadowed with faint hints of American tripel. Picking up some ester-y light fruit along with some bready yeast, faint spice and alcohol. The barrel elements smell pretty good but I would have preferred a little more of the base beer in the nose. I don't think I could have guessed that it was Golden Monkey if I didn't know that it was the base beer.
Medium body with soft carbonation and strong barrel flavors that linger over the yeast, spice, light fruit and alcohol into a sweet, slightly dry finish. A little more toothpick than in the nose but not overly charred or harsh. Dry, toasted oak along with some toasted coconut and vanilla. Again, these are most prominent but the white wine character is a little stronger in the flavor profile. Hints of wine, grape, raisin and other vinous fruit followed by peppery spice, bready yeast, light fruit and boozy sweetness. Some sourdough bread alng with cider and pear flavor before finishing with a touch of heat. The high ABV is decently masked, however and this beer is surprisingly easy to drink given it's complexity. Overall, this isn't the most interesting barrel aged beer but the white wine barrels provide a nice variation on the regular version.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 06:51:46 | More by corby112
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4.6/5 rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Great Mother of Drunken Monkeys!
I rolled into ye olde swill shoppe tonight looking for the liter bottle of Golden Monkey and the beer boy showed me this here White Monkey. He said a bunch of words that I translated into "Golden Monkey but better". He was right. Split the bottle with my pops and we're both pleasantly pleased. If you lke the Golden Monkey check this out!
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:23:04 | More by Gravitron
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.