White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.89/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a smaller fizzy 1/4 finger but thicker head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, hazy honey wheat colored beer.
Nose is complex and strong, some golden malts to start, sweet candy malts, with some Belgian yeast esters and plenty of them, hint phenolic, light vinous notes, I think a bit of wheat even, with some candy sweet almost syrupy aromas, then all that turns to buttery oak barrel with a hint of wine, I think a fruity white wine.
Taste brings some sweet golden malts again right off, a candy sweetness and syrupy candy flavors, little toffee and nutty like but barely. Then fruity flavors, vinous notes, and some fruity white wine again, light Belgian esters, touch of phenols with that. Hops are abundant, spicy slightly earthy pine hops, little floral, and fairly bitter overall. Then again loads of buttery oak barrel, light white wine with it, and hint of vanilla, a little orange zest which pairs nicely with the barrel. Juicy malt character in the background as well, with some warming phenolic booze. Finish is quite bitter as the spicy hops ramp and dominate, bit of pine as well, as well as more white wine, a bit of buttery oak, sticky syrupy despite the drying, and light citrus lingering.
Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, little syrupy, some warming booze, decent carb.
Overall not bad, a nice Belgian beer underneath, with nice buttery barrel, the wine even seems to show through a bit, decent phenols and esters which hit the spot when i'm looking for them. However, the hops get a little too much from the initial Golden Monkey, as I hoped they would have died off a bit but they almost seem to have increased as they are more noticeable. Still a decent beer to drink, but hard to finish off the bottle by myself. Good thing its a Friday night and the kids are asleep.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 03:08:20 | More by jlindros
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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.