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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanSpirits (4) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
You never forget your first love. This beer has just aboit everything going for it. Aroma of white wine, coriander, grape, oak and just a bit of bread. Taste is smooth and incredibly buttery from the barrels, oak shines from start to finish. Best american triple I’ve had since 1990 always.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
As if the Monkey weren't awesome enough, they come out with this! What a wonderful beer. All the complex spice flavors of Golden Monkey already make it extra-dimensional. The addition of oak and Chardonnay overtones make White Monkey shift you into a universe only comprehended by string theory physicists. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
$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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Aromas of flora, crab apple, golden raisins, yeast, golden earth, and a mild nuttiness. Clear golden-orange with a lasting, white head. Dry, very fruity, with flavors of peach, banana, and coconut. Light-medium body, spicy, and finishes with lingering fruit and floral notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
voyageurmike (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Butterscotch with a chardonnay finish. A little sweeter than I might wish for, but still reasonable. This is a tripel I definitely will buy again, it may be the best beer from Victory I have tried.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1561) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Pours gold with plenty of white, frothy head. Aroma is oak, vinous, brett, orange peel and earthly. Flavour is oak, orange peel and light to medium bitter. Plenty of elements of white wine here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana, clove, white wine, oak and vanilla. Alcohol burn of a fresh golden monkey has gone away. Flavor of banana, clove, peppery notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Very oaky/white wine. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a slightly hazed pale golden color with a soft, subtle white sudsy head. Aroma is fantastically complex, combining white wine and Belgian yeast; sweet grape-fruity wine character, honey and spice with a touch of alcohol. Taste is soft and sweet; starts with a fruity chardonnay character and a malty undertone, sweet and spiced throughout with some woody and alcohol notes in the finish. A great take on the Monkey!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (181) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours clear and golden thin white foamy head, mild lacing. Has an aroma of white wine, slight funk, and yeast. Slight sting like it’s cousin golden monkey from the alcohol. No lingering burn. Palate evens out to dry fruit and coriander and spice. No notable vanilla flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Poured into Trappist glass. Golden with a finger of white head. Smells like white wine, fruity, and yeast. Taste very vinous! I get also the yeast. Nice and light and a great amount of carbonation. This stuff is great for wine drinkers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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