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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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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I've always had a soft spot for the Golden Monkey...lets see what the albino version has to offer...750 mL bottle pours a nearly flat hazed gold color with very little head, the cork didn't pop either. It's not totally devoid of carbonation, but it is definitely on the very low side.

Nose is very wine influenced, like a buttery chardonnay...I'm certainly not a wine expert, but if I had to put money on it, that's the varietal I'd pick. The yeast/malt combo still gives me a peanut butter aroma that I get with alot of tripels, particularly American-brewed versions. Seems more fruity than GM and maybe even a light cherry tartness.

Interesting...the wood is very heavy and plays well with the Belgian yeast. The wine influence doesnt seem as large as it did on the nose, though maybe the fruitiness is an expression of the grapes. Its complex, has nice flow and tons of flavor. It hides the ABV way better than Golden Monkey and the lack of carbonation isn't really an issue on the taste. I could do without the coriander...while it works with low ABV wits for me, the higher alcohol beers seem to clash with the cilantro seed. I really like this and think it is an excellent experiment by Victory. I'm typically not a repeat $10+ C&C purchase kinda guy unless the beer is really good, but I will be sorely tempted by the Caucasian Monkey next time I visit the beer store.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 22:43:57 | More by twiggamortis420
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 20:06:42 | More by csurowiec
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2013 02:50:48 | More by bmoney
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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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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2013 12:26:05 | More by jbaker67
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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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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 23:56:03 | More by JohneHoodlum
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle with no date.

White Monkey is a slightly hazy golden yellow-orange color. The head is thin and short lived.

Aroma is sweet with tropical fruit but also has some oaky characteristics from the barrel aging.

Flavor is really heavy on the vanilla and maintains that sweetness from the tripel. It's well matched but is certainly stronger than I expected.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated in the bottle.

Overall a good oaked beer. I don't think I've had such a light beer that has been barrel aged and the character from the barrel comes through loud and clear. Good thing if you like vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 01:57:04 | More by GilGarp
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml C&C bottle into a snifter

A: pours a very clear golden color with a finger of fairly quickly receding head. Poor lacing.

S: Pineapple sweetness mixes with strong white wine, a nice tartness, a bit of diacetyl, and a touch of oak. As the beer warms, I get a nice phenolic nature more akin to the style.

T: A bit muddled - a slight sweetness is quickly overridden by an oaky, tannic, alcohol bite. Some phenolic spicy flavors come out, but not quite enough for my taste.

M: Medium thickness with strong carbonation.

O: The wine barrel aging adds some spiciness and makes for a bit drier beer than the base. It also muddles the flavors a bit, though. In the end, it's a better beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:55:00 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-24-2013 00:09:56 | More by Lare453
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-23-2013 00:23:09 | More by sendbeer
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 23:19:26 | More by shadowyee
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-22-2013 22:54:52 | More by DWolf
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-22-2013 01:58:28 | More by georgiaboy8686
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a medium amber color and leaves a very minimal head, less than half a finger.

Smell: Banana, cloves, Belgian yeast, honey, lemon as well as perhaps some pear, peach and grapes. Fairly pleasant but also pretty light.

Taste: Matches the aroma pretty well: banana, cloves, grapes, honey, lemon, pear, Belgian yeast, spices as well as some oak. Very balanced and the finish is very pleasant and mild, I'm guessing from the time in the wine barrels.

Mouth-feel: Lightly carbonated, light to medium bodied, and very smooth.

Overall: This is definitely an improvement on its base, Golden Monkey. It has all the notes of golden monkey but the punch is a bit more subdued and balanced. The wine barrels did not reinvent this beer but rather improved it. This is a fantastic triple and I recommend it if you enjoy the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 21:24:04 | More by Resuin
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2013 20:18:09 | More by Daniellobo
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bomber of this at Capone's in Norristown after I was unsuccessful in getting it at the brewery. They sold it for $15 (!!!), which was a lot to shell out for a beer that's typically going for $8.99 or so. After being blown away by Oak Horizontal I was really looking forward to trying this beer. Unfortunately, this bomber bombed in my book. To me, almost all the characteristics of Golden Monkey were washed away in the midst of overpowering white wine. I like white wine, so I found it palatable. If you don't, skip this one. If you do like white wine, in a carbonated, champagne-y, way you might want to try but you're really not missing anything if you don't.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 15:12:20 | More by flyers1980
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-18-2013 00:35:52 | More by whatname
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, yeast, malt, and spices. Pretty much what you'd expect from a tripel.

T: A big flavor consisting of fruit (pears especially), a bit of malt, spices, and some Belgian yeast. Definitely one of the better flavors of an American version of a Belgian style. Vibrant and complex.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made big beer. Certainly a good effort. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 19:28:34 | More by avalon07
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-17-2013 18:07:10 | More by Jason1337
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2013 21:33:37 | More by adam42381
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-16-2013 13:09:10 | More by jpatton0127
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-16-2013 00:40:55 | More by OriolesFan1008
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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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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-15-2013 22:52:12 | More by kjkinsey
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.