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Monkey Boy - East End Brewing Company

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Monkey Boy
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87
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jasonm on 03-22-2008)
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JackTheRipper

Pennsylvania

1.55/5  rDev -60.3%

Had this on tap at Rivertowne Pub and Grille.
I'm really hoping this was an improperly stored keg that had gone a bit bad but going by some of the other reviews I'm not sure.

Poured a cloudy, hazy yellow. No head. No lacing.
No hefe smells. Smelled funky and sour and of hops.
Tasted of sour pineapples.
Moderate to high carbonation. No alcohol burn. Very sharp.

I've brought this up with Scott. Fingers crossed that this is a bad keg, if not, this is an abysmally bad hefe.

09-01-2011 09:43:57 | More by JackTheRipper
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pathman

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

08-03-2014 18:48:51 | More by pathman
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Jeremy0682

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

01-30-2014 01:04:49 | More by Jeremy0682
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jss38

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -27.4%

Had this at beer tasting at Rock Bottom in Homestead. Later took a growler home to try it again.

A: Brighter than I expected. Slightly orange and pretty opaque. Carbonation was a little off so minimal head.

S: Citrus and wheat. A little of the banana but it was masked by the bitter wheat smell.

T: For a beer called Monkey Boy I was a little surprised at how much I tasted orange. Maybe it was the color but a sour tang was all over my tongue at first then there was clove and finally the end of it was a little fruity and sour.

M: A little flat (might have been the keg) and tart, not terrible though.

D: Well, for a beer that is well received I was a little let down. I might try it again directly from the brewery but I was not impressed. It did grow on me as little as I finished off the growler, but as far as El Hefe goes, I think there are better recipes.

10-12-2010 02:52:26 | More by jss38
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-19-2012 00:22:35 | More by HeyJim
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-03-2012 02:14:16 | More by AWS2111
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harrylee773

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-08-2012 02:16:08 | More by harrylee773
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Vietmeier

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-19-2013 14:37:20 | More by Vietmeier
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-30-2012 15:51:49 | More by JayKay412
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%

Had this at The Map Room in Swissvale, PA.

Poured into a mug: Pale golden-yellow with just a wisp of head.

Nice banana & clove smell, sweetly spicy.

Taste is moderate lemon & subtle banana up front, some bitterness, then flattens out & turns very dry. Just kind of loses its flavor mid-way through. Hmm, mineral quality in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has a nice tingle & some active foam with a swish of the mouth.

A little surprising -- I've had plenty of Monkey Boy in the past & liked it, but this is lacking something. Just drops the ball mid-swallow & really loses flavor. Maybe fresh from the brewery is the way to go.

04-13-2010 20:02:08 | More by OneDropSoup
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

First had: on tap at the brewery

This is one of their more popular beers, but honestly I didn't care for it too much. Still good, I just have to be in the mood for wheat beers, even fine hefeweizens. Pale straw-yellow pour, cloudy, with a puffy white head; decent retention and lacing. Light wheat essence in the nose, banana and clove typical of the style. More of the same in the taste, biscuity wheat, banana, clovey spice. Pretty light body, close to medium, fairly drinkable, just not for me on the day in question.

05-21-2012 13:03:21 | More by Rifugium
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jgasparine

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

A- Poured from the tap with a completely opaque bronzed-yellow body, capped with a foamy retained white head, which yielded some incredibly sticky lacing. Little visible carbonation, but this still looks great!

S- Smells akin to a mild hefeweizen. Mild banana esters over a wheat malt base. Simple but elegant.

T- Starts out slightly tart and crackerlike with the wheat malt. On the midpalate some very mild banana esters kick-in. The finish is dry and short-lived. Overall it was more mild in flavor than anticipated.

M- Thin body with a VERY mild creaminess imparted by a soft carbonation. Very little texture, despite the turbidity of the drink. No astringency.

D- Drinks easy enough. A good hot weather brew.

07-11-2010 13:37:00 | More by jgasparine
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gjrey


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-20-2012 15:08:16 | More by gjrey
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-31-2012 19:44:42 | More by OriolesFan1008
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-08-2014 16:36:33 | More by KAP1356
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-15-2012 23:39:24 | More by ejimhof
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parkwood

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-18-2014 01:10:21 | More by parkwood
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-26-2012 00:49:58 | More by tmars13
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours a cloudy lemon pie yellow with a small head that dissipated to a foam layer.

Salty biscuity malts meddling with a soft, banana-heavy yeast ester. Some lemon fresh zing in there. Pretty mild aroma.

Mild spice bite, not unlike coriander seed, and mellow banana. Affirmed hop bitterness in the finish. The estery fruits are a little watery, and the grain malt drinks like Saltines. I like the presence of European hops in this one, but the rest doesn't match up.

Some acidity is welcoming for a hefe. Nice carbonation and spiciness. Drinks well enough. We'll give it a 4.

Not my favorite, but approachable. I will not seek this one out, but will happily settle for it.

02-05-2012 23:58:53 | More by thecheapies
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%

On tap at Al's of Hampden...

A - One fingers worthy of light whimsical white head that quickly fades leaving no discernable lacing... A the color is a beautiful mix of vibrant pale gold, honey, and orange... Some rapid carbonation streaks can be seen throughout...

S - Wheat fields... A mild spice... A touch of subdued orange... Artificial banana...

T - Grainy.... Wheat... Orange zest... Mild banana... A touch of lemon... Some clove lingers on the palette as part of the aftertaste...

M - Medium bodied... A sturdy forceful sptritzy carbonation... Slightly sleek... Slightly sticky...

D - A drinkable Hefeweizen that neither excites nor dissappoints... The appearance is the definite standout as all othe categories fall in as average when compared to it's style counterparts...

09-08-2010 23:48:03 | More by philbe311
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mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-10-2012 02:48:36 | More by mjtiernan
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-15-2013 22:53:33 | More by hemorhoidzz
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2013 22:35:58 | More by bumchilly25
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2013 19:29:25 | More by HollyHops
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2013 22:22:10 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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Monkey Boy from East End Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.