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:
#4,064
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
893
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 893 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of RacerX5k
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

well. golden monkey was one of the first extreme beers I had so you know I had to try this. was it good? sure. would I get it again? at this flavor, abv level? for $9 bucks? no I wouldn't. there, how to improve a beer 101? lose the fucking annoying tough cork which caused a little spillage, go to regular bomber size 22 oz, make it $6 bucks and I'd buy it all day. I'm one of those crazies who actually prefers bombers, so many examples Lagunitas / Port and Victorys own Helios jump to mind.

The beer? Looks ok, smells real good husky malty Belgiany Golden Monkey no bubblegum that's good. Have I mentioned before? I hate Belgian beers. Taste? This is actually one of those beers that gets better as it warms. I enjoyed over the course of an hour early Saturday AM and this definitely got more complex, and depth of body and flavor as it warmed. Bitter tart fruits, mainly lemon, leaving a nice tart bitter aftertaste. I like lemon.

Overall? Weyerbacher Riserva will still be what I reach for when I want a sour. Helios when I want a bret, fruity Victory. Oh well. $9 bucks? could've got a Blasphemy and saved a dollar for? hmmm? what does a $1 buy anymore?

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

Photo of ruzzal
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssato27
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of victory4me
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is top notch....a sour with a slap!

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hillind
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatGreer
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ShanePB
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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 bmeehan
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not to be confused with its overrated counterpart everyone loves (Golden Monkey), sour monkey is a great gose with good flavor and the right balance of sour and sweet you'd expect from a brewery like Victory.

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisKunda
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phigg1102
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 893 ratings