White Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
86
very good
466 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
14.03%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
80
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of snaxcat
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZBowden
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with small cream head, smells of white wine and oak with slight malt, tastes of white wine and oakiness with a bitter finish, smooth mouthfeel with dry finish.

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Photo of smithj4
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Completely flat and it didn't taste good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Undated bomber at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma weak, some yeast phenols
Head small (1.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body orange, hazy
Flavor somewhat spicy with yeast phenolics, vinous overtones, and light alcohol. No hops, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, dry, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25. Overall 3.75

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

Golden Monkey goes to the barrel! Chardonnay barrels were used to bring this Tripel into that realm. Tasty though pretty mellow, loads of wood flavor opens up toward the end of the glass. An interesting sip; perhaps we expected a bit more wine character, though it’s balanced all around.

STYLE: Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Deep golden hue, tiny-bubbled lace

SMELL: Vinous, alcoholic, crackers, woody, ripe apples, green peppercorn, fresh-cut grass

TASTE: Creamy, slick, wood, grassy, mild tang, lightly vinous, warming, peppery, tannins, quince paste, mildly biscuity, clean graininess, taffy, bubblegum, dry finish

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here is a beer that I thought could end up being a train wreck but it was a good surprise! The white wine barrel aging really tamed the Golden Monkey. Would like to see this in the future.

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Photo of BrianQuinn
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of silverking
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stomioka
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greyghost86
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

White Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.85 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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