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Bad Monkey Chimp Chiller Ale - Bad Monkey Brewing Company

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Bad Monkey Chimp Chiller Ale
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64
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 30.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bad Monkey Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tone77 on 08-21-2010)
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Reviews by Marty30:
Photo of Marty30
1.8/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle served into a pint glass at fridge temp.

A. Very pale,clear straw yellow body. A 2 finger white head,dissapears really quickly.

S. Smells of grains and cereal,with a slight bit of grass. Way in the back I get some floral hops.

T. Really earthy,Like just raw soaked barley. There is a off taste of sweetness kind of like a mild flat sprite.

M. Feel is not bad, light crisp well carbonated.

Overall I did not enjoy this beer, there is a underlying sweetness that does not go well.I would not drink this again.

Marty30, Oct 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of jcdiflorio
2.03/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a white head dissapates quickly.Not alot of carbination.
light golden color very clear.Slight malt smell kind of a straw smell no hop presence.Not much taste. I don't think i'll drink this again. I bought this cause Iliked the bottle which can be hit or miss.

jcdiflorio, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears : Light copper golden ale leaves bright white head behind, wow leaves a bright white head and thick white lacing.

Aroma: Wow, thick grainy sweetness leaves behind hop aromatics with ginger tones.

Taste: leaves behind caramel thickness that tastes oh so good that is coated with sugar coated sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Sugary medium bodied so nice not even carbonation:

Drinakbility: Very smooth butt monkey of a sorts.

WVbeergeek, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of TopherRI
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is yet another example of a brewer trying to push a beer that is mediocre at best with "clever marketing". I am not sure that this beer is even fit to be served on a college beirut table. It tasted like a skunked genesee cream ale, which would have been a step up. I think the brewers need to go back to the drawing board. nice monkey though.

TopherRI, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of drinking12many
3/5  rDev +19.5%

drinking12many, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of DerekP
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

About 4 years ago in a bar my girlfriend (now my wife) and I frequented often, the bartender offered a new beer from the cooler. If my recollection serves me correctly, it was humorously called Butt Monkey. The brew with the ridiculous name was made in the state of Pennsylvania so I was inclined to give it a go. Long story short, it tasted pretty much like your average adjunct lager, but maybe a tad bit more interesting.

Maybe the brewery realized that no one was interested in drinking a beer that didn't even have enough respect for itself to bear a name that avoided references to one's back end. Seeing the brew for the first time since that night four years ago just a few weeks prior to this writing at the distributor I work at on weekends, the brewery has evidently gone the safer route with the name of Bad Monkey.

It appears tarnished gold with a head that disappeared in less than a minute's time. It smells like an eviscerated pilsner: wet malts, mild grassy hops and nothing more.

In the mouth it unenthusiastically delivers a slightly tangy hops note upfront with an extremely mild malt bill. The presence of caramel malts is just barely in the room. A glimse of the fruity ale characteristic comes through in the feel and finish (probably the best feature to this beer).

Somewhere I heard or read that Bad Monkey is in the area of 6% ABV, but the grains required to make that a positive attribute clearly did not make the cut. What I mean to say is, this a concoction that's had 100% fermentables added to the recipe to both thin out the final product and raise the alcohol content.

DerekP, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is of malts, a good bit sweet on the nose. Taste is not sweet, rather light and mild, a bit of malts, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre brew.

tone77, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of BeerSox
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Crystal clear straw hue with a very thin fizzy white head.

Barely any aroma, just a little grain.

Very plain flavor, somewhat sweet, with some bready grain and just a touch of leafy hops. Light bodied, high carbonation.

A pretty bland beer, and actually very inoffensive. Very drinkable, if this is the type of beer you're looking for.

BeerSox, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of SixpointJMH
2.42/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a run of the mill looking crisp light gold colour with a head that leaves no markings on the glass.

The aroma is faintly sweet with some grain in the mix. Some grassy notes and possibly some corn as well.

The flavour is actually not bad at first sip, but each successive sip brings out the flaws in this one. Corn flavours become much more apparent here with the grass notes and grainy feel taking a definite back seat. Very much scatter shot. Mouthfeel is light bodied and just very bland.

This one is just not enjoyable. A bad marketing idea coupled with a beer that's equally ill-conceived. Don't bother.

SixpointJMH, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of santoslhalper
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a dull, clear yellow with a thin, foamy white head.

Smell: Very malty, with hardly any hop presence. Buttery (uh-oh), with a little but of earthy, floral aromas.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing, yet offering very little to the palate. Just a tiny bit of hop bitterness, and a very watered down mouthfeel. Goes down real easy, and it is thirst quenching. Almost tastes like a light lager...

Drinakbility and Overall: I think they might have wanted to brew a pale ale with this one, but I feel it's a cream ale all the way? Tried it yet? What do you think? Although this beer is far from anything special, it would be a good lawnmower beer on a hot day.

santoslhalper, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of bymyheelicarenot
2.17/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

For many years i have always been intrigued with monkeys. I find them funny so when i saw this case I put the hop-hog back on the shelf. This is the worst decision I have ever made. The cost of this case I think is around 30$ here in Pa. I would actually tell people about it but really this is all you need to know. It is bud light in a fancy bottle with a monkey. I got had but I will never buy this again. It is an alcoholic water. That is all.

bymyheelicarenot, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
1.23/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a pint glass. I think this is the beer I am drinking. It says on the label, "BadMonkey, Chimp Chiller Ale, brewed and bottled by Golden Beverage Company, Wilkes Barre."

1.5 A: Shitty piss yellow color with a shitty white head.

2.0 S: Floral and citrus hops dominate the nose. There's also a healthy bit of pine in there as well. Lots of fruitiness with pineapple up front and hints of mango in the background.

1.0 T: Holy fuck this is bad. Seems like there is about 2% barley in this bitch. Tastes like adjuncts and nothing. This has me craving an Old German right now.

1.0 M: Super light body. Undercarbonated. Basically nothing is done right here.

1.0 D: Just about every other shitty beer out there is better than this one.

DavoleBomb, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of bob3701
2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hope I am putting this review in right place. The beer I sampled was Bad Monkey Chimp Chiller Ale which I'm guessing was a mandated name change. Drinkable yellow fizzy stuff with novelty marketing. Pour a nice high head that disappated with minor lacing. But really nothing special to say about this one.

bob3701, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of dsa7783
3.4/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Single bottle copped from Gary's in Madison...
I don't know what the brewery is trying to pull off with the monkey logo sticker...
Pours an ultra-light, see-through golden hue with a minimal head and very minor lacing...
Smell: Faint, nondescript, unassertive pale aroma...
Taste: Crisp, refreshing, light-bodied flavor... Easily drinkable, yet still lacking in the flavor department...
Loose, watered-down mouthfeel...
Not too sure about this one...

dsa7783, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of jwc215
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours straw yellow with a thin white head that becomes a patch that covers most of the top.

The smell is of tonic water with a touch of grain - some "beer-like" quality, but not much.

The taste ia of some sweetness with just a hint of bland, washed-out hops. "Wet cardboard" in the very abrupt finish. Fizzy carbonation covers up any potential for flavor that might be there.

Drinkable as far as light and fizzy, bland "beer" goes I suppose. Personally, I think that this is not worth a monkey's butt.

jwc215, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of woodychandler
2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Butt Monkey?!? WTF?!? Chimp Chiller? Wha? Also, my bottle indicated that it was made by the "Golden Beverage Co. Wilkes-Barre, PA". Okay, whose butt did this monkey fly out of?

It began by pouring out with a thick, bone-white head that quickly reduced to a light cover of wisps on the surface of the beer. Color was a really pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose had a slight mustiness and a lightly malty aspect. It smelled like most mass-produced beers, setting me up for disappointment. The mouthfeel was really thin, bordering on watery. It had a light malty flavor on the tongue, but I was underimpressed. The finish had a slight bite to it, but overall, it reminded me of some sort of ethereal beer that was just too light and fluffy to remain earthbound. As a cream ale, I am still reaching for a Genny.

woodychandler, May 06, 2007
Photo of matthewfuchs
3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was at a bar, asked if they had any non mass produced bottles, she offered the butt monkey.
drank it from the bottle, mild to no flavor. High carb, but really not as bad as i thought it would be. Good bottle to keep around for show and tell. what a funny label. I wouldn't pick up a case, but maybe a sixer to show friends for fun.

matthewfuchs, May 02, 2007
Photo of Gavage
1.7/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Appearance: clear yellow in color with no head, only a spotty surface foam. Numerous fast rising carbonation bubbles are visible. No lacing.

Smell: grass and corn and barely detectable by the nose. Basically no aroma.

Taste: thin malt levels, corn, honey, green grapes, grass, and no bitterness. Just an unpleasant mess here.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp to start, dry and smooth at the finish. Light in body, thin in flavor. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: we’ll leave the Butt Monkey jokes out here – this beer is just not worth having. Pass this by if you see it on the shelves in your store.

Gavage, Feb 09, 2007
Photo of emarti29
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I bought this beer for two reasons. It was relatively cheap and I liked the monkey on the label. Like everyone here, I like to give every beer a shot. The beer poured a pale yellow with little to no head. The smell was a bit skunky but tolerable. However, it was very refreshing. Maybe it was because it was a very hot day and it was the only beer I had.

emarti29, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.58/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - pours a pretty clear light golden into a pilsner glass. A half inch of foam, creamy and tight, and with good retention. Fades down slowly, leaving a solid wake of lace covering everything.

Aroma - corny, slightly sweet. It's okay for the style.

Taste - macroish grain flavor, slightly sweet as in the nose. No hop presence, just a fading of the grain on the swallow.

Mouthfeel - thin and watery, plenty crisp; good form per the style.

Drinkability - goes down easy enough, but I wouldn't make a habit of these. Thanks to beachbum for the bottle.

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Now labled as "Bad Monkey" after some backlash I suppose.

A. 12 oz bottle into a clean pint glass. Soapy head on a clear piss yellow body. Head recedes to a trace. No lacing.

S. Husky cream smell with perhaps a hint of hops. Smells and looks similar to a macro.

T. Pale malts are the predominant feature of this brew. Some light adjuncts are there but barely noticable. No discernable hop flavor, and very little bitterness to help balance the malt sweetnes. On par for the style, but very average.

M. Light and well carbonated. Sweet aftertaste doesn't linger too much.

D. Overall, a decent example of the style, but doesn't really leave much of an impression. Too sweet to really have more than one, unless you absolutely love cream ales.

Stinkypuss, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of goblue3509
2.2/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very faint yellow color with a small head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of some citrus and sweet florals but the smell is very faint and almost not there. The taste is of sweet flavors, some fruit taste and no really hop presence, some adjunct bite at the end. The mouthfeel is light bodied and stingy. Drinkability wise it not offensive but nothing pleasurable to keep you coming back.

goblue3509, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of guinnessfan
2.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle given to me by a hardcore Bud drinker.
"Wow, it's one of those fancy beers you drink, Matt."
Usually the term "Butt Monkey" is not a good thing, so I had low expectations.

A: Pale, yellow, fizzy, highly carbonated. Virtually no head and even CSI would not be able to find any trace of lacing. So far, so bad.

S: Nothing here. Some metallic aroma, but that's all.

T: Not as bad as expected. Smooth and refreshing. No hop or malt taste, just a little bit of grain. Beats a BMC for me anyday.

M: Highly carbonated sting at first, thin watery, yet smooth. Not as "creamy" as expected.

D: Not that bad of a beer, good on a hot day to replace Corona or BMC. If I wasn't in the mood for a real beer, I could see myself drinking this at a picnic in 100° plus temps.

What can I say about the Butt Monkey. Not as bad as expected. Silly idea to get peoples interest. My friend, the Bud drinker, was sucked in. She said that it sucks compared to her Bud. That made me chuckle.

guinnessfan, Jan 24, 2007
Photo of Suds
2.95/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Courtesy of a friend, I recently had the chance to try this brew. It pours a very pale color with a slight yellow color and is completely clear. Unremarkable head. The aroma is slightly grainy, with a bit of grass behind it. It’s initially pretty unimpressive. The taste is better than expected, though. It’s a got a grain flavor, with a very slight touch of malt. There’s certainly not a lot to this beer, but it’s better than the usual macro. It’s smooth and clean, with a light body. This would never be a ‘go-to’ beer for me, but it’s not as disappointing as the first glimpse indicated.

Suds, Apr 17, 2007
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1/5  rDev -60.2%

bradwalrus, Dec 30, 2012
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Bad Monkey Chimp Chiller Ale from Bad Monkey Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.