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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 16
Gots: 66 | 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 -2.3%

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

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

artpepper, Sep 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

PVMT, Sep 10, 2014
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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
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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
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

grover37, Sep 07, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a deep golden color with some sediment. The aroma had the wheat and Belgian yeast smells I get from the regular Golden Monkey, but there's also a bit of oak and slight booze. The aroma is not markedly different from the standard.

In the taste, more sweetness and pale malt, Belgian yeast, and vinous green grape notes. Oaky tannins are in the finish. Light herbal note from the hops. Alcohol is well integrated.

Medium bodied ale with a medium carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good barrel aged beer, but some wild yeast infusion could have taken this to the next level.

Stinkypuss, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Way better than Golden Monkey. The extra age really makes the finish smooth.

BenBull3030, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

thgreatrandini, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DownWithSocks, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

eball33, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brend2b, Aug 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Therealfootball, Aug 14, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

BuddhaBrowett, Aug 13, 2014
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.