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
Ratings:
691
Reviews:
102
Avg:
4
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
241
For Trade:
5
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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/6/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze and has bubbles racing upwards; small white head that quickly fades leaving decent retention and okay lacing. The aromas have some funk along with some citrus. Vinegar is there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Vinegar is there along with some white grapes. Some lemon along with some green apple. Fresh grass is there. It's sweet, tart and sour without being overwhelming. Finishes dry for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied and thin with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice brew. I'll admit that I've never been the biggest "sour/wild ale" fan, so you can take my opinion with a grain of salt. This one is well crafted and basically has everything you would look for in the style.

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; less that a 1 inch head that receded quickly to a thin collar; little lacing;

S: tart and slightly vinegary;

T: vinegary up front; citrus in the middle; finish is a combination of vinegar and citrus that leans toward citrus in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: complex flavors;

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
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