Victory White Monkey
So take the year round Tripel Golden Monkey and age it in retired white wine barrels and you have… Victory White Monkey! I have to be honest and say that I am not a fan of Golden Monkey, so I had very low expectations of this beer. This is why you try things out of your comfort zone because I am pleasantly surprised. Getting lots of vanilla and oak dryness upfront, this combo does give the palate an impression of an oak forward and buttery chardonnay. This is followed by that spiciness that I find common with Victory beers, and I have to say it worked well in this beer. I’m finding the alcohol heat is a bit intense, but overall this is one tasty barrel aged tripel.