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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 68 | 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  rDev +4.2%

shadowyee, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DWolf, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

georgiaboy8686, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

Resuin, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Daniellobo, Apr 20, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -19%

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.

flyers1980, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

whatname, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

avalon07, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

adam42381, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jpatton0127, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

OriolesFan1008, Apr 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

mtalley999, Apr 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

kjkinsey, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Invictus, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

tobelerone, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

pelcheck, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%

A - Pours bright, clear gold color with a thin, but creamy thick layer of white foam, gentle carbonation.

S - White grapes, oak, earthy funk, pears, light Belgian spice, and yeast.

T - Follows the nose - oak, pears, white grapes, a little bit of funk, Belgian spice, light yeast, pepper, lemons, honey, tart, and acidic.

M - Gentle mouthfeel, low carbonation on the tongue, medium body with a slight bit of thickness and a very dry, chardonnay-like finish.

O - This version of the monkey is much drier and lacks the sweetness of the original version (which is a good thing because Golden Monkey can be too sweet). This version exhibits a significant amount of chardonnay character. Interesting and I prefer this over the original, I'll buy a few more and stash them away to see where they go.

jzeilinger, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Bonis, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Gagnonsux, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

gethy, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Stinger80OH, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jeffthepony, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

rankandfile, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jbdpsu82, Apr 09, 2013
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.