Sour Monkey | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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:
#3,917
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
861
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
298
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 861 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of bisonfort
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into an oversized wine glass to a deep gold topped by a finger of dense off white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of apples and orchard fruits with a hint of sweetness
T: Taste is surprisingly sour on entry with a lot of apple and orchard fruits along with a little honey like sweetness. The finish on this beer is some lingering sourness, apples, orchard fruits, and some residual honey sweetness.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with a slightly slick feel. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. Lots of fruity esters and a solid backbone of sourness to keep the sweetness in check. Definitely an interesting drink that is fairly unique. It's worth a try if you like the style.

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Photo of alexPKeaton
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Stella Chalice.
L: yellow fizzy beer
S: sugar and rose
T: sour apple into guava and citrus, and then the Brett. A bit sweeter than Lagunitas' Eroica, and fuller mouthfeel too. All round good sour with a touch of funk and some strange fruit.
O: At $13/6 not sure I'd buy again as I prefer a tad dryer. Would definitely order if I found it in the wild with some fish and chips.

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Photo of Dillinger
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a tulip. Canned on 26 April 2018 printed on the base. Pours a hazy, straw gold with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose expresses tart fruit and a hint of sea salt. Taste consistent with nose - somewhat reminiscent of a sour jolly rancher (thinking tart green apple, cherry and/or watermelon). Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation and a mild acidity that stimulates the back of the tongue. Overall, a decent sour for the price point. Abv is dangerously well-hidden. I don't get any of the Brett on this one.

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Photo of wafers
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a sour glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color. It is topped with less than an inch of off white head that leaves very little lacing.

The smell is tart and fruity and spicy. I swear I can smell the original tripel base.

It taste just like it smells. I get tart pear with green apple carrying into the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a fine example of a soured beer. I like the fact that I can try the base and see how the souring has affected it.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mariellemartin
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DangerDawg
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of bluehende
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saucy813
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spluger
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of triphopera
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Quite possibly the least complex gose I’ve sampled. Sour and pleasant but a bit flat tasting.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of johnlatona
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of generalraider
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 861 ratings