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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 14
Gots: 55 | 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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California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2014 03:10:42 | More by NYR_Rob
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2014 01:31:14 | More by Barnsley
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-16-2014 23:12:05 | More by bosefus17
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-12-2014 13:07:36 | More by AMarkle6524
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Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This is a dingy orange in color with little head, definitely not meeting my expectations for the style.

Smell – There’s a rich coriander nose here that I could wear as an afttershave and a light herbal note.

Taste – This ale fell apart at the taste unfortunately. The efforts to spice up the beer were made at the expense of the malt base.

Mouthfeel – This is a bit bigger than medium-bodied and rightly carbonated.

Drinkability – The was herbal overkil in my opinion and missed the mark on the nuanced nature fo the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 23:31:04 | More by RoyalT
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-07-2014 02:33:00 | More by WuBByG999
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-05-2014 16:21:17 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-05-2014 13:02:53 | More by patrick802
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QuakeAttack

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-05-2014 05:46:12 | More by QuakeAttack
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-04-2014 01:40:15 | More by Jnet0125
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2014 17:37:07 | More by Drknight
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Wowcoolman

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-03-2014 02:04:32 | More by Wowcoolman
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-30-2014 02:50:40 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-30-2014 02:50:30 | More by GRG1313
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Straw yellow, golden tan with a 14 inch head. Nice sticky lacing,

Smell - White wine, sour funk, oak, Belgium yeast. Spices, orange, lemon, some orange and tangerine. Smells really good

Taste - Im not a big fan of golden monkey but after multiple times of picking this up, then putting on self, and grabbing again I figured to give this atleast one try. Much like the smell, white wine and a nice big oak flavor is dominate. Some heat from the alcohol is pickup up. Orange and lemon are a featured fruit flavor. Yeasts provide some sweet and funky sour flavors. Plenty of spices provide some flavors. A caramel malt backbone adds a little depth to round out the beer.

Mouthfeel - The wine and oak really hits the tongue at first sip. Palate gets more of the same, with some sour yeasts, spices and a some malts. Aftertaste is wine, oak, and dry,

Overall - Ah its not bad. The barrel aspect dominates this beer, to the point that you don't even really pick up on the golden monkey beer. Drinks, tastes and finishes like a white wine. Golden monkey is in there, but requires multiples sips, and hopefully you had that beer before so you know what to expect. Wine fans would eat this up, honestly you don't have to be a golden moneky fan to like this. Nothing I want to drink again, but this was very affordable for being a barrel aged beer, so I viewed It as not being out much if I hated it, which I don't.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 02:15:35 | More by wvsabbath
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Oregon

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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-28-2014 01:42:12 | More by Rick778
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Gold and clearer than i remember Golden Monkey (i recall that being a bit hazy). Nice while billowy head on the pour that mostly recedes but makes for some messy lacing.
smell: fruit, yeast and a touch of spice. White wine is prominent (Chardonnay? Not an oenophile so not sure.). Quite nice though.
taste: Much like the nose. A nice Tripel with a strong Chardonnay presence.
overall: like this more than i thought i would. I like GM but not a fav. Expected this to be a bit gimmicky but not at all imo. The Tripel, white wine pairing works like a charm.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 22:06:14 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Florida

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Virginia

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.