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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,501
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
957
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
326
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 957 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of duppenkamp
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quinnjo226
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of click2exit
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of eldergleam
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pretty new to the game, i don't think this beer is for me.

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Photo of jmh21
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

The best sour for taste and abv. A one and done kind of beer but crisp enough to keep coming back to on the regular.

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Photo of seversond12
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StinkyPeter85
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

This jazz is the tits

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Photo of Paul53211
3.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luvGoldenMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers of all time is Golden Monkey, so I was skeptical that Victory could improve on it. But, as with Golden Monkey, Victory is able to create a beer here with tons of flavor, without being overpowering. Sour Monkey takes the flavor to yet another level and keeps you wanting more.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1mrbeer
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffPruitt
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmc65267
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmatz
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've enjoyed the original monkey, a solid tripel, if not a bit heavy on the bananas and cloves...so the idea of a sour monkey was intriguing...

Well...I can't tastell the monkey a lick. What I can taste is a great sour that pours a bit inconspicuously and doesn't smell, well...much at all...a bit of salt and sour, I suppose, but not nearly as funky as some beers with half the flavor.

But it's love at first taste. Crisp, tart, clean, perfectly carbonated, with just a bit of maltiness. So well balanced. This is an outstanding offering from a great brewery, and totally dangerous at 9.5% abv, as you simply cannot tell at all.

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Photo of ViggieMech
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased at NAS Pensacola NEX Package store. Poured into a chilled 16oz glass. Slight bit of head which disappeared shortly after dispensing. Pale yellow in color. Nose is citrus to the max! Mouth feel full and robust. After taste is lemon and heavy on malts with a slight sweetness. I think this ale is definitely a repeat!

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Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 957 ratings