Breweries "Visited"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 655: Victory White Monkey

Victory Brewing Company's Golden Monkey has a reputation as a phenomenal beer that will kick your ass if you're not careful. It's delicious and smooth and you really have no idea that you're drinking a 9.5% beer.

White Monkey is what you get when Golden Monkey takes a three month sabbatical in white wine barrels. Knowing all that, I had high hopes for the White Monkey.
It poured a rich gold color ale with a thin white head. It has a very rich smell--lots of spices and wine. The taste is resinous and the booze is quite evident. It actually surprised me when I read that the ABV was 9.5%. I would have bet it was a lot higher. There was also a good amount of banana and clove in the flavor. You also really notice the effect of the barrel aging. You get some oak and white wine with each sip.

Beer stats
Style: Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: Unknown
Rating: Good

Previously reviewed from Victory
Headwaters Pale Ale, Summer Love, Golding Glow, Uncle Teddy's Bitter, Otto, more Otto, Swing, more Swing Saison, 100 Horse Ale, more 100 Horse Ale, NATO IPA, my sampler, and last but not least...the V-12

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