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:
#7,307
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
945
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
322
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 945 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of Valentno7
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A solid go to shelf sour. Nothing setting this one apart.

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Photo of PeterParker
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw semi-translucent golden haze. Decent head which doesn't seem to want to stick around.

Nose is very funky. Lemon, lime, a bit of earthiness. Kind of that barnyard funk. Full on Brett. Looking forward to tasting this.

Nice. This is what I expect from a sour. Up front there is an astringent pop of sour funk. Immediately following is a tart citric acidity which is pretty nice. Back of the mouth lingers on in the funkiness. A winner.

Feel is what you would expect. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Aftertaste of sour leaves you wanting more.

This is a great sour for those a bit less experienced in sours. It isn't as complex or nuanced as I had hoped, but it is still good. Mostly sour, not much Monkey.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Budinetz
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a cork and cage bottle into a snifter.

Pours a golden straw color with very littl head that dissipates rapidly.

Smells of brettanomyces, banana, clove, and bready malts. WTF

Tastes of slightly tart fruit, sour bready malt. Very interesting flavor for a sour.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall...WTF...Belgian triple to be brewed with Brett? Not s good idea IMO. You get the clove and banana of the golden monkey but the brettanomyces from the added yeast and when you have a party with a bunch of guys that don't get one with another bunch of guys you get conflict. I think this beer is unfortunately in conflict. I have one other bottle that I will age but I don't think it will help.

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

Photo of jpd026
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allenson21
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with a finger width foamy and carbonated head. Head retention is minimal. Lacing is mild. Has a sour, fruity aroma; almost like a sour candy. Some Brett. Malty to sour taste. Definite some Brett yeast. Maybe some pineapple. More light to medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation. Good beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dirt286
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomCat11
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 945 ratings