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White Monkey - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 15
Gots: 60 | 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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seand

California

3.85/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a pale amber with a small amount of white head. Just a ring around the edge of the glass retains, along with a touch of surface film, leaving mild lacing.

S: Mild yeasty sweetness with a touch of white wine fruit.

T: Also relatively mild, sweet grain and yeast with a white wine touch. It's pretty laid back overall, but balanced, and in a way refreshing. It's also pretty unique, in its own subtle way.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, pretty good. It's got good flavor and complexity without doing anything over the top. It's refreshing, though pretty strong; it feels a bit like a wine, in certain respects, and that's all that hints at its true ABV. Worth a try.

06-28-2014 00:03:47 | More by seand
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Dan_McNeely

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

A- The appearance is fine, nice deep shade of golden goodness, very clear appears to be able to quench my thirst. No foam to speak of, I usually enjoy a bit of foamy head.

S- It has funny boozey smell that doesn't perplex me. The wine barrel is evident. It's a complex smell that I usually wouldn't enjoy but this intrigues me. The smell is playing games with me, and I don't know if I'm going to really enjoy this beer or not care so much.

T- Interesting. I feel I like it more than not, but it may be because of the label. It's crisp, refreshing, agree with previous reviews that it's definitely a patio sipper with a group of people.

M- The mouth feel is complex but funnels into one state, if that helps. It's not over the top and no one spice sticks out more than another, it flows well, like a deep conversation. A barley wine drinker would likely enjoy this for something different. It reminds me of a very laid back, subdued barley wine, refined, but not highbrow. Calming.

The label is really telling of the beer, very internalized, a beer that is at peace with it self, down to earth, definitely not going for an over the top flavor. Don't let the smell turn you off. It's a slow sipper, one I would try again. Not my every weekend beer, but I will surly revisit again around the time late summer and early fall meet.

06-26-2014 02:06:32 | More by Dan_McNeely
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snowmg

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-25-2014 23:51:08 | More by snowmg
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oberon

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours into a large tulip glass a slight hazed deep burnt orange with a blooming large white head that left broken chunks of lace as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.Oaky lactic notes hit the nose upfront along with some spiced phenols,as it sits more vanilla warm spice comes into play.Vanilla tinged oak and phenols at the onset of the palate with a mild lactic sourness,the vanilla oak barrel plays a big role and the phenols are more minor.I like this beer alot,alot more than many,I like the complexities of it,a great patio sipper.

06-24-2014 22:01:09 | More by oberon
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huysmans

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-23-2014 01:05:08 | More by huysmans
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a straw color with a head that quickly falls, very little lacing.

Smells sweet oaky white wine and vinegar, some vanilla

Taste starts out kind of sweet, light and grapey, the barrel notes quickly take hold, vanilla, oak but the grape stays there throughout

Medium bodied, and well carbonated, keeps this beer from becoming syrupy or cloying.

Overall, a very interesting beer, probably more enjoyable for me than the Golden Monkey base beer.

06-22-2014 23:35:49 | More by BradC
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-22-2014 15:10:36 | More by halo913
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utfiero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Color- cloudy gold. Medium head.

Aroma- dry and grapey.

Taste- Starts with vanilla and barrel notes then turns to sawdust and stale shredded wheat finishing with a beautiful, rich wine barrel finish. A truly unusual brew. Much better than Golden Monkey.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

06-21-2014 13:44:25 | More by utfiero
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-20-2014 05:21:03 | More by Abe_Froman
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-19-2014 23:46:09 | More by tpacek
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2014 19:02:33 | More by kjrod20
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Nevbo

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.9%

06-16-2014 17:14:41 | More by Nevbo
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-15-2014 18:12:47 | More by xk6m6m5x
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-14-2014 22:11:29 | More by BamfBacon
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grahuba

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2014 17:13:53 | More by grahuba
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.9%

06-12-2014 08:20:00 | More by sudsy2drunk
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-12-2014 01:09:13 | More by FilumDee
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-10-2014 00:33:03 | More by Monkeyknife
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 17:23:56 | More by bcsbeer
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mjtiernan

New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

06-06-2014 04:10:23 | More by mjtiernan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2014 03:18:03 | More by Sammy
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-05-2014 13:04:06 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-05-2014 02:45:02 | More by RRC03
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KathyG

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 01:47:51 | More by KathyG
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-02-2014 15:07:47 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.