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RATINGS: 238   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Reddish gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet estery mulled apple spice with a cheesecake note on top, and a slight oaky sharpness. Taste is mostly the same, but the oak is prominent, and carries with it a chord of chardonnay flavors that dry on the palate into the finish. On balance, this isn’t as sweet as the standard Monkey, and it’s a nice tweak with a known good combination. $10/750ml #1600


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (1190) - - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Lovely complex vinous, woody aroma - very refined. Rich, malty, fruity body. Tart, citric again with this lovely silver lining of wood, Lovely and sophisticated and neatly balanced. 180815

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a darkish golden color. Aroma and taste are white wine, fruits, and spices.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle in fridge. Pours a golden color, white head. Aroma is mostly wine. Taste is dry, sweet wine, weird. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Slightly hazy, amber-golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus fruits, caramel malts, spices and vanilla. Taste is lightly sweet. Excellent flavour. Medium to full body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and herbal-spicy with fruity hints. OK

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Light butter, sweetness, fruits, yeast. Flavour. Perfume, sweetness, fruits, yeast, light cit5rus. me4dim bodied. ends sweet and light citric.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23768) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber colored with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and oak with notes of berries. Sweet and fruity flavor of oak and spices with notes of vanilla. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle@Yespr’s - burnished golden coloured pour with white head. Medium sweet citrus lemon and orange fruity aroma and taste, with some prominent vanilla on the palate, yeast, some spices, but has a creamy milkyness about it as well, interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
cloudy yellow, small offwhite head. hoppy and yeasty and dough like aroma. boozy woody notes. flavor is booze, banana, yellow fruits, lots of estes, but they are pretty weird.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (8225) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
75 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, fruit, yeast and vanilla.


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