ttoadee (1738) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2018 Fukito (1064) - Santiago, - MAR 14, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy rather pale golden with a small white head. Spicy, slightly boozy aroma with a touch of citrus and cider. Flavor begins spicy with citrus, some sourness and a great gentle overripe orange/ orange marmalade. Medium palate. Just the right amount of acidity to add complexity without detracting from the great base beer. Loved it.
Soft gold pour, thin white head. Nose is sour yeast and prodigious malt. Middle is puckering pixie sticks, medium kilned malt, something fruity. Finish is dry and sour, in a really good way. I can drink this. PhillyBeer2112 (2958) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2018
Disappointment. One dimensional acetic sourness, medium levels. Vague maltiness. Hints of citrus. No other fermentation character outside the sourness. I never loved Golden Monkey in the first place, so I guess I ought not be surprised that souring it doesn't do much for it. bavarian81 (171) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2018 I don't get this beer style and I probably never will. It looks nice with it's deep gold color. I thought I smelled some floral hops. But that was overpowered by the smell of vinegar. It also tasted like vinegar. That flavor also overpowered any other flavor it might have had. tmrmwel (2340) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2018
Pershing (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2018
On tap @ Royal Gourmetburger, Bergen. Pours hazy yellow, with a short lived creamy head. Aroma is lactic acid, with fruit peel, peaches, hay, farmyard and grapes. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart, lactic acid, with fruity notes of peaches and farmyard, as well as grapes and white wine barrels. Lingering lactic finish.
Hazy gold with a short lived head and little visual carbonation in the form of tiny bubbles. Light malt aroma with medium body. Fair amount of sour tartness in this one. The flavor and taste mellows towards the end. I won't even compare this beer to Golden Monkey like everyone else does since they are two completely different styles.
Muggus69 (2845) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2018
330mL bottle from Carwyn Cellar 9.5% Bottled 14AUG17
Dense white head sits atop a hazy orange body.
Peculiar aroma - almost like cooked/burnt/caramelised banana upfront, LOTS of clove, sultana, pale candi sugar, pear esters, touch apricot (almost interchangeable sometimes?), phenolic pepper.
It did make me think straight away - well, if its a Brett tripel, will it be dry as buggery, an effectively like a Saison - not quite, or at all, very full body, verging on heavy (certainly would be without the Brett & tartness) - booze is a creeper!
Sourness sort of changes the dynamic completely on the palate - almost because mandarin/kumquat-like upfront, pithy too, never had a sour banana (is there such a thing?) but it sort of tastes like that, get that sort of pale candi sugar sweetness too, ripe pears, apricots, nashi pear (!?) - I dunno - spicy on the finish, slightly earthy, phenolic, once again BIG clove hit that lingers.
All over the shop really - the tripel, the Brett, and the sour component are seem slightly out of whack, not well integrated, somewhat unbalanced it could be said - maybe if they chucked this in a barrel it could bring it all together....? Or is that just my solution to everything!? pperle1 (1) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2018 does not count
Best sour beer on the market! Friends who do not like beer enjoy the "sour" taste. Nickls (2654) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Tap. light clear gold. Tangy lacto sour light fruit in aroma. Flavor is herbal and vomity sour, some gravel acidic and really not my thing and seems subpar. Ligh body. Bullit (4879) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Clear golden. Fruity, sour, tart apples, med high carbo, bit estery. Sour - tripel mix, pretty well done. glennmastrange (2957) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2018 Bottle. Light grain and hay for the malt, light herbs for the hops, light to moderate meadow for the yeast, with a faint hint of white wine vinegar in the background. Head is small, wispy, white, with some slippery lacing, and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear straw. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and sour again. Palate is light, watery, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. A really nice refreshing Sour Ale. Full of flavor and still easy drinking.