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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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BA SCORE
64
poor

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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Photo of bradwalrus
1/5  rDev -60.2%

bradwalrus, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jschwamb
1/5  rDev -60.2%

jschwamb, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of drinking12many
3/5  rDev +19.5%

drinking12many, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of chefdaddy18042
1.85/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

hahaha, alright I admit I tried this beer because my friend got a case of it for dirt cheap, now I know why. No taste of hops for an ale, bland malts, watery finish, appearance of a bad urine sample. Looks like the bad monkey did something in the bottle it shouldn't have! Yuck! Only enjoyed half of the bottle. Very reminiscent of miller lite, never again.

chefdaddy18042, Jul 28, 2012
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
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 drxandy
3.2/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

enjoyed from bottle, my friend richard's parents brought him some from PA. He poured one to a glass and it had a regular golden bmc shade.

smells of malt, adjunct slight hop bitterness, clean and biscuity

taste is of sweet malt, slight adjuncty corn, nice medium carbonation, biscuity toffee, hops come in after the sweetness and give a nice slight bitterness. clean and refreshing, would be a great summer beer.

mouthfeel is slightly creamy, good medium carbonation

not bad for a cheaper beer

drxandy, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
1.78/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Basically this beer is absolutely nothing special at all. The beer is yellow and rather bland. Dull look white head and not much aroma. The beer itself is just not impressive to say the least. I can't believe it's as expensive as it is. The only flashy thing about this beer is the label. Total bummer of a beer.

Knapp85, Mar 27, 2011
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 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 letsgopens
3.95/5  rDev +57.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had a difficult time finding this one on the site after picking it up on a whim from my local six pack shop. Never saw it before so I was intrigued. Apparently it's now called 'Bad Monkey' rather than 'Butt Monkey'. Very odd; the bottle looks exactly the same as the old one except the 'Butt' was replaced with 'Bad'. Guess I'll have to update that pick. Also I noticed that it's now brewed by the Golden Beverages Co. in Wilkes Barre, PA. In any case...

This illusive bugger pours a very clear, rather drab yellow with some sparse rising bubbles. The head was almost as illusive as beer because by the time I found it on the site the head was nowhere to be found. Egg-shell white and airy with little or no lace remaining.

Husky grain in the nose with some buttered cornbread and faint but floral hops. After the skepticism I felt post pour I'm feeling a little better considering the aroma was a pleasant surprise.

Sweet and malty up front with some very pleasant buttery biscuit notes. Mild but pronounced, spicy hops as well. I'm liking this one. A great representation of a cream ale IMO. From my college days I still have a fond recollection of Genesee Cream Ale and, dare I say, I prefer this selection over it.

The mouthfeel is fluffy upfront with a very fine textured carbonation that fades to distinct creamy feel. Really compliments the beer's mild but pleasing character.

I'd say the drinkabilty is high, even for the style. The fact that there's no standout flaws that some beers of the style display (i.e. - metallic or boozy) that hinder me from drinking several without it wearing on my palate, bodes well for this brew. Ignore the style and the tacky label; if you're in the mood for something easy drinking and well balanced, give this one a go.

letsgopens, May 21, 2010
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 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 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 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 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 stakem
2.93/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a transparent straw yellow color with 1 finger head that dissolved into a thin layer. Has a little bit of lacing. Nearly constantly bubbling from the carbination. Initially had a yeasty smell upon opening and pouring but that passes on to a smell that reminds me of lemons. Taste is a bit watered down as compared to the other cream ales I have had. I think I can taste a tiny bit of trace malts, but that might be because I am fighting to get a taste out of this beer. The aftertaste is almost buttery and mouthfeel is quite light.

stakem, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of LongDarkBlues
1.38/5  rDev -45%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Simply horrible. In my many, many years of drinking even the worst of the worth corn-syrup crap beers, I've never encountered one so wretched. This pours a disgusting banana-y corn syrup light head-less macro swill, and though it does not list the ABV, doesn't even do you service of being reasonably alcoholic. At least, I drank 6 - in PA you HAVE to buy it by the case - and felt nothing in the slightest. Avoid at all costs!

LongDarkBlues, Apr 16, 2009
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 tpd975
3.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light golden yellow hue with a medium white head. No lace.

S: Big on corn with hints of green grass.

T: Tons of corn with some very light hops. Honey sweetness in the finish.

M: Light in body with good carbonation.

D: It's drinkable, but not the most tasty.

tpd975, Oct 04, 2008
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 ommegangpbr
1.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I taste corn, cheap corn. The feel on the palate is flat. Looks pale and cheap with no head. Tastes pale and cheap, with no oomph. Upon the first sip I was already thinking drain pour. Stale candy comes to mind.
If you happen to enjoy the taste of Budweiser, then by all means do pick this up as there is a striking resemblance in profile.
Otherwise
avoid.

ommegangpbr, Jul 23, 2008
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
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1.2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A : Pours a crystal clear yellow Bud-like color with a white head. Looks like a macro lager.

S : Not much nose at all. Mainly grains and corn

T : Not good. Strong corn flavor with some graininess.

M : Light, watery

D : Negative on this one. Couldn't finish the bottle that I got.

mhewes, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of Slatetank
3.6/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Queen six pack in Lancaster. Poured cold from the 12oz brown bottle into a Nonic

A - Pale golden w/ a quickly dissipating white head that leaves no lace to speak of. The clarity is good and there are plenty of streaming bubbles rising to the top of the glass

S - Slightly sweet in the scent dept. This ale hints at cereal w/ a slightly sweet corn accent in the aroma

M - A sweet, light and refreshing crisp feel w/ decent carbonation and mild malt texture w/ a relatively clean finish

T- Sweet extra light malt flavor w/ slight creaminess similar to a pale wheat ale. There is a gentle touch of adjunct in the ale as it warms, but mostly a refreshing light ale is what I get out of this. Subtle toasted malt w/ a honey-like tinge it begs for easy summer drinkin'

D - This is a fine light ale, much better than an industrial lager or macro IMO. I find this to be perfect for a warm summer day on the deck chillaxin'. It is a nice alternative to BMC and makes a nice lawnmower ale, but I am not averse to light bodied ales

Slatetank, Jun 13, 2008
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Bad Monkey Chimp Chiller Ale from Bad Monkey Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.