Twisted Monkey
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #62
Ranked #26,038
3.58 | pDev: 15.92%
Mar 18, 2023
Dec 18, 2018
Born into a family of mystical monkeys, this light-hearted sibling brings a twisted spin to the bunch. Hearing about the flavorful excitement that the overgrown jungle had to offer, he set out to explore. It was a sensory overload, and he had to try it all. His favorite – the mango. Introducing hints of his favorite fruit to the same imported malts and Belgian yeast favored by the family, this magical ale results in big flavor refreshment that only the Monkey can deliver.
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Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap in a shaker pint.

Slightly hazy gold with a half finger fine white head that quickly reduces to partial ring and small islands.
Clove Belgian yeast aroma, mango.
Mango, lemon, clove flavors.
Sweet, medium bodied, light carbonation.
The combination works for me. A good hot weather beer.
Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale yellow with a 1/2 inch white head, which fades to a wisp. light lacing. Slight haze.

Aroma of Belgian yeast, mango, lemon, spice.

Taste follows nose: Belgian yeast, mango, lemon, spice. A bit tart.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Spicy, semisweet finish.

Pretty good!
May 03, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Put a couple of 12 oz. cans into a clear glass liter mug to observe. The liquid is a hazy light amber. Almost no head atop, nor glass lacing. Belgian yeast dominates the smell, in fact, it's the only smell. The mango does make a taste appearance as a nice compliment to the yeastiness. It makes the overall taste nicely complex, albeit sweeter. There's also a malty base helping out with the body. But, surviving the blast of Belgian yeast ends up being insurmountable for the other taste contributors.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by patre_tim from Thailand

Dec 04, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mango, little else. Taste is yeast, mango, somewhat sour, some spices are present. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
Oct 14, 2020
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
L: Hazy dull golden blonde.

S: It doesn't have much for an aroma.

T: Overpowering clove.

F: Sticky and flat.

O: I"m going to pour this one out...
Oct 04, 2020
Rated: 4 by Maillard from Ohio

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by brodyonthecorner from Pennsylvania

2.27/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This is just not a good beer. Taste is cloyingly sweet mango with typical clove, banana flavor. No carbonation and thick feel just reinforces how sickly sweet it is. Could barely finish the can
Sep 27, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight mango hints
The taste follows the nose with a juicy mango flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent Blonde Ale
Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Lampro from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer was delicious! The aroma carried the tropical fruit odor of mango, while the flavor fulfilled this promise in a great balance between the estery-yeasts of Belgian ale and the sweet fruitiness of mango.
Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Gorgeous-looking hazy Belgian blonde ale. Yeasty and fruity on the nose. Initially tastes like a delicious juicy blonde Belgian ale but over time the sweetness overwhelms. The mango is not apparent but more conspicuous notes of clove. Overall a good beer for a warm day but the sweetness needs to be toned down a couple notches.
Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
An attractive hazy blonde (ale). Decent head production and OK retention. Body is a gold-struck lemon color.

Sweet and yeasty nose, with an emphasis on esters - surely complemented by the mango, which isn't strong enough to stand out as an additive. Floral, with lesser notes of clove.

Mango is much stronger on the palate, which is sweet and slightly thick, almost syrupy, but pretty tasty and refreshing. A bit too sweet and syrupy, as it borders on cloying. Very low bitterness.

There needs to be something to balance out the intensity of the mango sweetness: a dash of citrus, a dry hop, something. Still, it's pretty tasty, and while I won't revisit it, neither would I turn it down if offered. A good choice for Summer.
Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Cloudy yellow. Two finger head that quickly dissipates to nothing. No lacing. … All of you who buy a beer based on how it looks can now leave the room.
Smell: Aroma of banana and clove. Beautiful Belgium example. Smells clean and fresh.
Taste: Sweet on the tip of the tongue, both sweet and bitter over the middle of the tongue and then mostly bitter on the back. Wow!
Flavor: Flavor follows the nose, banana and clove.
Feel: A bit of alcohol sting on the tip and on the back of the tongue (in a pleasant way) Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation to give it a clean dry finish.
Overall: The mouthfeel of this beer might be the best thing about it. The flavor is also amazing. Wonderful balance. Definitely NOT an also ran in the Belgian Tripel category.
Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 4 by trdtercel92 from Ohio

Jul 22, 2020
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