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Victory Sticke’y Monkey

Victory Sticke’y Monkey
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Dusseldorf altbier pubs have a customer of releasing secret treats for their local loyalists that are dubbed ’sticke’ beers. Well, we have a secret to share, in that same tradition... Behold, our beloved Golden Monkey, fermented with brettanomyces yeast for over 9 months!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
Growler. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight caramelish. Spiced, herbal and slight barnyard note. Dry malty, yeasty and slight herbal into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(Hand bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of perfume, florals, dry cow manure, wet leather, and horse blanket. Flavor of herbs, florals, earth, brett, apple, and yeast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11868) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Growler, RBSG grand tasting, thanks hopdog. Clear apple juice body, minimal white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, turpentine, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, some funk, cherry, light candi sugar. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
growler @RBSG-pours no head and yellow color. Aroma is musty/sweet-lgiht/medium malt, yeast. Taste is honey/musty/sweet-light/medium malt, spice hops, yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of apple, spice, light earthiness and light barnyard. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, bread, light apple, light spice and light barnyard with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Growler shared thanks to John. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of nice brett, leathery, manure, barnyard, with some spices and fruitiness. Tastes of brett, leather, light spices and fruitiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a clearish gold with a thin white head. Odd old banana and sage notes on the nose. Weird flavors and aromas, I had no idea what was going on with this. Sweet and medicinal, odd bretty character. Very strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
In short: A weird very funky and very sweet fruity golden ale. Strange.
How: Growler shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a strange mix of honey, bananas and a distinct barnyard character. This is going to be a strange beast. Taste is a weird mix of honey sweetness, funky brett, fresh fruits (pineapples and bananas mainly), bretty leathery notes, sweet cider, more… I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a funky beer that was also so sweet. Very unsettling at first but on my second sample I as getting accustomed with it. Not to the point of really liking it, but it was drinkable in a “that’s pretty crazy stuff” kind-of-way. Anyway, that was the first beer I tried at the Summer Ratebeer Gathering and looking around at the tasting I realized that there will never be a “Hunks of Ratebeer” calendar because we will never find 12 candidates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
(Handbottle) clearish golden with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of florals, brett, earth, golden raisin, olives and Belgian yeast. Taste of brett, dirty socks, gold raisins, moderate alcoholic presence, spices and a nice kick on the finish. Maybe a slight improvement on the original too!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5488) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, brett, spices, toast, toffee, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, spices, brett, light oxidation, with some sweetness, but finishing dry, with light alcohol

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