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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 67 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Wsherry1, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Dave_Treat, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DustinSWB, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours from corked and caged bottle clear golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is definitely some sour & vinegar (not expexted for me), but with the banana yeasty backdrop we expect from the style of the base beer. Some light creaminess like a chardonnay. Flavor is funky banana yeast up front with a dry oaky finish. The dryness and sweetness play well against one another. Light mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation. Good beer.

BMMillsy, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Rifugium, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

cestlavie, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

yevyalon1, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Prost76, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BigMike, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Cody101, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

IPAIsaac, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Mantooth, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I never really liked Golden Monkey and haven't had one in years.
After enjoying Red Thunder and thinking over 'white wine barrel Tripel' for a minute, I decided what the hell, and picked this up.

Bright crystalline orange, pouring doesn't generate much head, fast fading head with no lace. To be expected somewhat due to the higher abv.

Buttery oak aroma, fruity, toasted wood chips, light trace of booze and brown sugar as it warms up.

Smooth at first with plenty of woody toasted oak character, the booze doesn't show up to the party until later. Marshmallow, dried sultanas, cantaloupe. Dry finish with a slight sting. Low carbonation, medium bodied and a little syrupy. Overall a pleasant experience, especially if you like oak forward white wines or beers.

emerge077, Sep 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cp45, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Gregaroo, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bigaltemple, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

prototypic, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tmhoye, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of oN3xM
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up about 6 months ago and let it age in my fridge since.

A - A bubbly white head rests on a golden, amber body.

S - Wooden oak barrels, grape must and hints of vanilla.

T - Sweeter than expected. You have that oaky wine taste up front and malty vanilla notes on the back, ending it with a decent amount of bitterness. Overall, the taste is of grape must and wine... almost a champagne.

M - A syrup consistency, and not too bubbly.

O - If you enjoy a good white wine, you'll love this beer. I wish it didn't end with such a bitter taste, but the oak barrels do a number on this beer... in a good way. I'd definitely pick up another. Cheers!

oN3xM, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

StArnoldFan, Aug 18, 2013
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.