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:
#7,129
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
933
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
321
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 933 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of bahafu48
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the sours!

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

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

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

World class Belgian style sour. Well balanced.

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

This is a great sour beer. Hats off to victory. If you are not use to a sour beer you need to remember when drinking it to try not to compare it to a traditional style beer. However, this beer is refreshing and lite with a big sour finish on the end. Cheers!

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

One of the best sours I've had yet!!

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Photo of jra173
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm no sour expert, but I like the style and will seek it out. This is the best I've had.

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

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

Photo of ButterMelon
4.96/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever tasted. Hands down, head and shoulders above the rest. If you don't like this beer, I don't trust you.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
4.94/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of schmitter
4.87/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jeffwise
4.87/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zachpaschal
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ari_sizzle
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bolivian22
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcpat1993
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost concerned that I won't find a better beer than this. I absolutely love this beer. It is not fruity. Has a good abv kick. It's very sour but not cringeworthy.

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Photo of MikeTheVine
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved it... drank the bomber alone which is usually tough for me with most sours.

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Photo of Child_Pugh
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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 guyute13
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shade1951
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This has been my "go-to" beer for the entire summer. It is spectacularly refreshing, and the more I drink it, the more I like it. I was initially very skeptical of sour beers. I couldn't imagine how they could be any good. But enough people seemed to vouch for them that I figured I'd give one a try. Sour Monkey was the first of several that I've had over the past 6 months, and it remains one of my favorites among ALL beers.

Poured into a glass, it's not much to look at. It looks like, you know, beer, but with almost no head. It does leave lacing, for those who care. (I don't.) If that's a flaw, it's the only one.

The smell is tart, and in a good way. The taste is outstanding. Sour like a good white wine. I don't know if the flavor is "balanced," and I don't care. It's just good, and it goes down so well on a hot summer's day. Even with the high ABV, which is off-putting to some people, but which I also like.

Carbonation is fairly high, enough to tickle the throat and add to the summery refreshing experience.

I've probably had dozens of bottles of the stuff since March. I pick some up almost every time I see it.

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Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 933 ratings