Sour Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sour MonkeySour Monkey
BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
892 Ratings
Sour MonkeySour Monkey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
HOPS: Tettnang
MALTS: Pilsner
FLAVOR: Aroma is very varied with lemon, sour, and mild brettanomyces notes. Flavor follows with a tart acidity. Not dry as it finishes with a malty grain flavor.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-26-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,061
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
892
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
308
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 892 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of Mortarforker
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Speartron
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy yellow with light white head. Smells of sour green apple and almost sweet. Taste is very tart, tasting strong of citrus and tropical fruits. Occasional hint of spice, perhaps corriander. The burn and taste lingers temporarily, but short enough you want to go back for more. Very light, almost watery, but this works well with the beer. Excellent sour and tastes nothing like Golden Monkey though.
6pk 12oz bottles for $9.99. Excellent for the money. Highly recommend

 477 characters

Photo of Beaver13
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned 3/3/18. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head that goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is earthy malt and some tart green apple.

The flavor is sweet wheat malt with big tart and sour apple. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, an interesting sour - very different from Golden Monkey.

 334 characters

Photo of ZacharyMoell
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A near perfect sour

19 characters

Photo of Branlott42
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryant1985
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: July 10, 2018... OCCASION: the final Downton Abbey has begun, and we are prepared for the best AND worst.... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... the introduction is an effervescent flame uprising at its center, striking upward through its translucent gold, while it creates a head of off-white smears that form an egg-shaped island... fruity melon and boozy esters swirl with honey, rye bread, spiciness, lager-like hops that embolden and spike of strong flowers--a somewhat magical elixir in its aroma... in many ways, it's the old Monkey with tart implications... a champagne-like mouthfeel, bubbly, tart, taut, sharp and dry at the throat... this makes for a great toasting beer, balanced and without the effect of its powerful 9.5% punch... this sour revels in its lemon, white grape, pepper, pine, and sharp cheeses... this is quite a strong variation of the original, one I would look forward to having again in the future, with its sweetness and tartness making for a unified, enjoyable ale...

 999 characters

Photo of cafequaid
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nkloos
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the perfect sour. Not too light, not too sour. Great balance of flavors to the point where you can easily knock back a six pack. And at 9.5%, this beer is simply amazing.

 183 characters

Photo of tigers1901
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattSkidmore
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neliam24
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muchos
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color with apparent carbonation and a thin head that vanished quickly.
Sour aroma with notes of white grapes, lactic acid, lemon drops, guava and green apple.
Flavor with notes of lemon juice, lactic acid, mild sulfur-earth, green apples, a bit of honey, guava, faint apricot and ginger. Dry aftertaste with an acid feeling.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation. No way you can tell this is 9.5% abv.
Very good Sour. Combines tropical with acid fruits on Chardonnay base.
Men, this is tart! It was well attenuated. I could feel its acidity even on my lips. Although the base is the Golden Monkey, there is practically no resemblance at all. Again, it is the yeast, stupid.

 701 characters

Photo of robotic_being
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 892 ratings