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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74%

03-05-2013 18:54:47 | More by brez8791
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jmarsh123

Indiana

1.79/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear dark straw with a small off white head fading immediately leaving no lacing.

Aroma features chardonnay heavily. White wine, butter, some banana and a ton of oak. Spices come out more when warm.

Wow this is a mess. Some slight lemon/banana going on up front that is quickly overtaken by a huge astringent oak character. Tons of tannins with an unpleasant alcohol flavor. Big phenols all the way through and some spices show up after it warms to further muddy the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel. High carbonation.

One of the worst beers I've had in a while. This was a drain poured mess. Very aggressive flavors that do not mingle well. Waaaay over oaked and horribly astringent. This one needs to be retired.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 23:12:50 | More by jmarsh123
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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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Alex5

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -48.1%

12-10-2013 03:07:38 | More by Alex5
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mjw1200

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.1%

03-10-2013 18:32:31 | More by mjw1200
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

05-04-2013 17:08:16 | More by pearljam118
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.49/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

750ml bottle - $7.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Woodstock, Georgia.

Bottled On: Feb 13 2013.

Alright, alright, so, maybe I wasn't the biggest fan of Golden Monkey, but, with this new release I'm ready to mend that broken bridge from the past. Surely, my plunking down eight bucks is a show of good faith.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, pale golden body with a foamy, white head that fell flat moments later.

Smell: Spice-driven aromatics, as was the way of G-Monkey, still with hints of flowers, mold, bananas, and grains. Now, with some additional vanilla-hinted oak notes.

Taste: Spicy and now staunchly oaky from the onset, with a screeching monkey-flung dose of pepper, clove, coriander, and, now, blunt tannins. Touch of fresh lemon juice, yeast dough malt aspects, 'nanas, and alcohol washed mini oak planks. Yet, it still feels out of step, like an inept marching band. Spicy, lightly bitterish, lightly warming, lightly oaken finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel.

Overall: I think I'm good on the Monkey for another good, long while, thanks.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 22:04:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mjtiernan

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

06-06-2014 04:10:23 | More by mjtiernan
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kevindp9

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

05-11-2013 21:00:03 | More by kevindp9
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BigBarley

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep, almost brown gold. Big head that recedes to a foam cap over a matter of a few minutes

Aroma includes a strange woody note beneath, but is dominated by wild yeast and a strange chardonnay character. Also, oddly enough, a weird hint of cheddar cheese that completely ruins the aroma for me.

Wine notes blast you in the mouth at first, followed by a strange Corn Flake character, wrapped in bad woody flavors and a mess of weird bitterness. Not impressed.

Wow... what a waste of money.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 15:42:29 | More by BigBarley
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A wine barrel-aged tripel from a solid brewery? Sign me up. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises fresh gauze, vague citrus (leaning toward lemon, but there's a Squirt-like burst of lime in there at times as well), light black pepper, a pinch of clove, light cream cheese, and a touch of wet balsa. The taste holds notes of funky lemon rind, old banana peel, clove, used gauze, corked chardonnay (and, frankly, the corking wasn't the worst thing to happen to that wine...), and a wave of indescribably off floral bitterness. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty sad excuse for a final product, one that proves that barrel-aging does not a success make. *shudder*

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 05:35:34 | More by TMoney2591
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mtalley999

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-16-2013 00:40:47 | More by mtalley999
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bcm75

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-29-2013 00:32:41 | More by bcm75
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-28-2013 04:04:50 | More by Texasfan549
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

07-06-2013 12:20:58 | More by thegerm87
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zachpaschal

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-25-2014 12:01:04 | More by zachpaschal
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-29-2014 17:43:19 | More by Damian74Shensky
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-30-2014 02:50:30 | More by GRG1313
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-26-2013 17:30:38 | More by tfsimpkins
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-06-2013 00:15:52 | More by NonicPanic
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BDeibs

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-30-2014 02:50:40 | More by BDeibs
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-15-2013 22:52:12 | More by kjkinsey
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-15-2014 18:12:47 | More by xk6m6m5x
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-05-2014 16:21:17 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-19-2014 23:46:09 | More by tpacek
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White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.