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RATINGS: 236   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is bready malts with some banana and grapes, pepper, minty flowers, yeast and fusel alcohol.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some banana and grapes and quite a bit of peppery alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK tripel. I don’t notice much from the barrel - maybe a little more fruitiness.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (938) - 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 (2528) - 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 (30468) - 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 (10783) - 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 (23579) - 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 (3946) - 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 (11408) - 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 (7899) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2015
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is milky and light fruity. Mild spiced, sweet and light milky. Bitter, fruity and slight herbal. Dry and slight spiced finish.

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


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