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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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87
very good

339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 58 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-20-2014 01:29:40 | More by bigaddy
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Indiana

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed yellow-amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the beer is a mix of the traditional golden monkey and some oaky white wine and vanilla (as may be expected). The heaviest aromas are of some light fruity smells with peach, pear, and apricot and a bit of orange along with a honey smell. The yeasty smells are the second most potent, but being contended in intensity by the oaky vanilla and white wine aromas which give a somewhat of a more boozy aroma to the brew overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a yeasty and fruity flavor with some honey flavors mixed within. The fruity flavors are those that were detected in the nose with just a hint of a yeasty white grape wine flavor upfront. The white wine flavor grows in intensity as the taste moves on however, with it being accompanied by some oaky and vanilla flavors. The wine, oak, vanilla, yeast, and wood really develop more toward the end, with other flavors of a lightly grassy and spiced taste of clove and coriander hitting the flavor profile. In the end, with all the transitions that have occurred, one is left with a rather dry and crisp, oaky mix of a wine and somewhat yeasty triple flavors to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high and effervescent. Both are rather appropriate for the triple style as well as nice for the white wine flavors of the brew, making for a crisp and rather brisk and drinkable brew even at 9.5 % abv.

Overall – The white wine and oak add an interesting dimension to the brew, but really don’t make it that much better. It is no better than the original in my opinion and hence, since it costs about 1.8x as much as the golden monkey, it is not really a worthwhile brew. It was good for one try, but not really outpacing the golden monkey and worth it.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 01:27:16 | More by Darkmagus82
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750ml corked and caged bottle pours a clear golden color until you get towards the bottom and rustle up the coagulated yeast chunks. A white sudsy topping fades quick leaving a few spots of lacing effect.

The smell of this brew is raw and earthen with oak and almost a cinnamon-like spiciness before the onset of yeast notes that impart clove and fruity esters reminescent of apple and pear. A sort of chardonnay aspect is present with warming vinous appeal.

The taste is herbal and dry like apple and pear fruitiness with light vinous touch before warming alcohol and earthen dry oak takes over. It is a bit harsh and raw with the barrel inclusion seemingly dominating the base tripel.

This is medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation. It is boozy with a huge barrel impact that dominates the base beer instead of complimenting it. I think the low level of carbonation hurt this brew a bit. Having a bit more life to the feel would have made it a bit easier on the palate and moved the flavors across the tongue better instead of having the long lasting tannic feel of the barrel reside sip after sip. Im glad I shared this with a few people, I would never want a bottle of this to myself.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 14:43:48 | More by stakem
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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2/5  rDev -48.1%

07-06-2014 07:53:25 | More by Evil_Pidde
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White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.