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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Golden Monkey aged in Chardonnay barrels. “Our Golden Monkey is beloved by many, so we anticipate some heartfelt responses to our intriguing transformation of this beer,” expressed Victory brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “The wine barrel aging has had a substantial and delicious impact on the Golden Monkey.” Approximately 100 oak barrels that once held chardonnay varietal white wine from Wente Vineyards of Livermore, CA were filled with Golden Monkey and aged at ambient temperatures in the Downingtown brewery for 3 months. This process is an extension of an experiment dating back 6 years prior, when a single oak barrel once holding white wine from local vintner, Chaddsford Winery, was used in a similar manner to produce a test batch which never left the brewery. Deemed delicious by Victory brewmasters and brewing staff, the White Monkey project was made possible through a collaborative partnership with Wente Vineyards.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fakdaddy (35) - - JUN 19, 2015
The fact I have a great way for me and I don't think that it was not immediately available to all of them in my head and shoulders ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1830) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Pours semi clear golden with a large frothy white head. Aromas of honey, white wine, marinated peaches, tropical fruit, caramel, figs. Taste is honey, marinated peach, white wine, caramel, figs. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Sweet malt aroma with hints of light wood. Sweet malt beginning with a bitter and sour wood finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (231) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Thank´s vjohans. pale goldeb, white head. butterscotch, caramel, raisin and sour aroma. slightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly sour, caramel and raisin taste, still fresh and light body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2496) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle, thanks vjohans. Pours hazy Amber with a white head. Aroma of clove and banana. Taste of bananas, alcohol, white wine and herbs. Quite sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - MAY 2, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks ctomson! White wine aroma with yeast and fruity notes including grape and pear. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with no retention and very little lacing. Starts with a lively carbonated mouthfeel as well as vinous white wine grapes and pear fruitiness. Finishes smooth with Belgian yeasty notes as well as more white grape vinous flavors. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy amber with a medium white head. Wine, grape skins, yeast, wet oak and yeast notes in the nose. Taste is grapes, wine, yeast notes, grains, malt, oak and light earthiness. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Light stickiness. Ends with more grapes, wine, wet oak, yeast notes, grains, soft malt and light earthy notes. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2231) - USA - MAR 28, 2015
Corked and caged bottleneck. This is Victory’s Golden Monkey aged in oak chardonnay barrels. The pour into a Belgian chalice is nice and not too foamy. This has a pretty odd but effective combination of flavors. The winey sourness and woody dryness is pretty powerful, and pretty much overwhelms the characteristics of the golden ale. (I see it is called a tripel here, but it didn’t seem like one to me). Some complexity on the palate. It is interesting, but I wasn’t blown away.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Had on my old rating system with no tasting notes. So I would like to have again in order to write real comments. Bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at home shared with step father. Nose is fruity, with notes of pear, melon, citrus, wine barrel, Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and light sour notes. Interesting! Pours a fluffy head with a pale yellow body. Flavors are similar with tons of fruit, sour vinous notes, Belgian yeast spices, clove, tropical fruits. Very nice and a great price, too. 8$ is hard to beat for a barrel aged brew of this caliber.


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