BMMillsy (1267) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from corked and caged bottle clear golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is definitely some sour & vinegar (not expexted for me), but with the banana yeasty backdrop we expect from the style of the base beer. Some light creaminess like a chardonnay. Flavor is funky banana yeast up front with a dry oaky finish. The dryness and sweetness play well against one another. Light mouthfeel with medium to low carbonation. Good beer.
artmcd8 (1523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of white wine mostly. Some of the golden monkey shines though. Pours a reddish orange. Not much in terms of carbonation. A bit thin in the mouth feel. Taste is alcoholic. I think Iíll stick to the normal Golden Monkey.
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle - pours orange gold, shading towards tawny. Small bubbly white head, not really lasting. Aromas of vanilla cream, barnyard pepper, spice, and yeasty funk. Bananas with a hint of lemon zest. Taste is cool, with round white grape notes, moving into cooler fruit, with finish that is all oak and vanilla. Supple body. Round nose. Mellow, finishes dry. Pretty good take, though it seems a bit brutal to oak a Belgian-style golden.
BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a thin white head. Golden color. Well carbonated. Lots of fruity aromas and flavors. Nice and dry. Defiantly aged well in the barrel.
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legion242 (2162) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium yellow with a thin whispy head. Faint nose of spice. The aging in the barrels has softened the beer in nearly all aspects- nose, flavour and palate.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden color with next to no head. Nose has plenty of white grapes, banana, estery and citrusy notes and a hint of oak. Fairly sweet taste, lots of grape/wine flavors, oaky, hint of vanilla, mildly spicy and estery and grainy. Medium mouthfeel and just enough carbonation to not be flat. Interesting idea, a little too sweet for me. Iíd rather have a regular golden monkey.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
$10 bucks. 750ml. Specs. .. . pours a hazy dark gold .. . foam is great, huge splats of lacing .. . good booze level .. . yeast, barrel, hay, and neighbors left hand in a blender .. . . mild mouth .. . medium finish .. . pretty damn nice beer .. . such a very well made and enjoyable beer. buy this if you see it!
.. . . i told you i was gonna tape myself!
DrSilverworm (6011) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. White wine barrel nose. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Clear golden color. Some particles in the last pour, with minimal head and lace. Pretty much no head. Banana, white grape, light wood work well together. Nice, lightly citrusy yeast notes. Sweeter taste, light alcohol warmth in the finish, but not bad at all, kind of nice. Like the kind of alcohol note youíd get in a pasta sauce with a solid white wine addition. Nothing incredible, but solid, interesting stuff. Barrel-aged Golden Monkey, a classic affordable midwestern tripel, was certainly worth trying once
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL corked bottle. Floaty-infested, "golden" pour with a white head. Aroma is overpowering oak combined with nail polish remover, with some light fruitiness. Flavor is more oak and nail polish, with a dry oaky finish that doesnít linger, with a boozy burn at the very end. Itís pretty good, but about 4 oz of this beer is plenty.
glenD (30) - - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml bottle. This beer is out there. Itís something I would expect from dogfishhead because its seriously complex. The aroma is intense and I have not smelled much like it. The best way to describe it is earthy. The flavor is a tripel with a white wine grape palate. If Iím honest and I donít let the price get the best of me, the two flavors do not meld very well. There is an intense white wine grape mouth feel followed with the tripel flavor at the end. The golden monkey is one of my favorite tripels and this beer just takes too much away from the original golden monkey. The beer is flat too. There is very little carbonation. I like experimenting and trying new things and thatís why I chose it, but honestly I would prefer to just drink two or three golden monkeys. Good brew, but odd.