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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 16
Gots: 68 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.

I like Golden Monkey so aging it in wine barrels just screams for me to buy it! Well, this brew pours outstanding. Cloudy golden body with a nice finger worth of frothy white head. Time to dive in for the aroma! Fruity Belgian yeast with a nice grape musk. Honey sweetness with some oak presence. The flavor is just as the aroma. Nice blend between oak and fruit notes. There's a mild floral with vanilla and faint coconut. Honey sweetness and no booze. This finishes dry and bittersweet. The feel of the brew is Medium-light body, par Belgian carbonation.

Overall: I’m sorry to see this Monkey leave. The flavor profile is strong but the mouth feel makes it easy to savor. Victory is great at making quality brews, and this one should be added to their portfolio. This brew is Recommended.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of schmitter
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

schmitter, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of ninjembro
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ninjembro, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Oops
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Oops, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Duesler, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DrBier, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Ycallacy
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Rich chardonnay taste. A meal in itself Closer to wine than beer. A lover of golden monkey will enjoy this as well.

Ycallacy, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of DrDietz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DrDietz, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

petewheeler, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of artpepper
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

artpepper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of PVMT
1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

PVMT, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and funky with malt, honey, fruit, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, fruit, funk, white wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting sour and funk qualities from the white wine barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of BryanK
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

BryanK, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RBuckley73, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Kevinpitts, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of grover37
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

grover37, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich .5 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick, layered and spotty with decent cling. Looks nice though the head could use a little work.

Nose is grape must, wood, cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar. Not much spice happening nor are there any yeasty notes. Still, decent if a little subtle.

Flavor is of grape must, wood, honey, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a big, spicy ending. Real sweet with a nice overtone of green grape fruitiness. Nice but this is definitely a bit awkward for the style.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down accented with a crisp finish and slightly lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable!

Not what I was expecting at all from a barrel-aged tripel. No real funk or any sort of Belgian flavor profile. That being said, this is still a surprisingly enjoyable beer. Won't win any style points though.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

JohnofUpton, Sep 01, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

cfadams17, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

PEIhop, Aug 30, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -7.3%

apw122, Aug 24, 2014
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.