RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (622) - - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a dark golden body with a thin head. Funky aroma and a super nice taste, rich of malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (640) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Pure Evil, thanks! Golden yellow with a small white head. White vine, fresh, tart aroma with some dill. Taste is fresh, tart and dry, light malty with some white wine, some alcohol shines through. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry mouth feel. Herbal bitter after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanSpirits (11) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
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 Ive had since 1990 always.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of pale malts, yeast, oak and white wine. Flavor of sweet pale malts, oak, white wine, grapes and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Shared with Claudia on our first night in RVA. Clear golden pour with quick fading white head. Typical triple sweetness and character with vanilla and oak. The vinous white grapey character is quite enjoyable. Pretty good treatment of an already good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (1217) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
Deep golden color, white head. Fruity and woody nose, oaked, floral, yeast and pepper. Fruity taste, vinous, yeast, floral notes. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (7003) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a white head. Apricots and yeasty aroma. A bit stale with tropical fruits; mostly apricots, pineapples and peaches. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3rd September 2014
Almost clear gold beer, decent white head. Smooth palate, mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts, light cream and a trace of honey. Mild vanilla oak and mild grape. Good white wine tang. Well integrated mild orange. Pinch of spice. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Mild winey linger. Lovely stuff, really nicely joined up and the last mouthful was as good as the first, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11632) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Via ggrumet. Pretty obvious barrel influence for only being 3 months in the wood, according to the label. Grapes and oak come through, but as well as the fruitiness and yeastiness from the base beer. Still pretty gassy, yet smooth and covers up the abv well. Not sure if its worth a hike in price from the non-barreled version, but it was definitely nice to try."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2014
750 ml. Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange-amber with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose is butterscotch and white wine. Tastes of butterscotch toffee, white grapes, wine, light citrus and a nice touch of oak. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. A little too much of the wine shows up but otherwise very tasty.

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