Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

White Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
White MonkeyWhite Monkey
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
473 Ratings
White MonkeyWhite Monkey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian inspired Tripel ale, Golden Monkey aged for 3 months in oak white wine bbls.

Added by Jonada on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,864
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
473
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
82
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 473 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Ultimate
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Barnsley
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bosefus17
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of RoyalT
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

 552 characters

Photo of WuBByG999
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of IAMTEAMPONY
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of patrick802
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jnet0125
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

 1,468 characters

Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Coreynezy4
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

 568 characters

Photo of hmmmbeer10
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JWQ
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 473 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.