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Monkey Bizz-ness - Big Boss Brewing

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85
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 05-12-2009)
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-28-2014 14:34:39 | More by Psberrier
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tkirkhart

South Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It was a very hot day, my daughter had brought a six-pack of North Carolina locals back from a trip there. I only had one Monkey Bizz-ness in the 6 and it was an incredible start to the taste test. Not a single, of the other 5 local NC brews, stood up to this one. Working on getting more....great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 00:29:38 | More by tkirkhart
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-21-2014 20:02:34 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of local NC brews... I always give them a chance, they've got the guts to live the dream and brew for a living. I've had Big Boss brews I liked a lot more than this one... It's too thin for the style, not enough flavor or carbonation. That being said - it could be the draft here is off - wine maestro in Statesville, NC. I'll always give NC brews a second chance. Support local beer!

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2014 21:47:52 | More by Mantooth
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KajII

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky dark apricot orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a large puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of sweet biscuit malts and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of toffee, coriander, a somewhat pronounced fruity ester (apple, peach and banana) and a definite presence of alcohol.

The taste was extremely malty sweet with a note of toffee at first, and then proceeded to have a strong presence of yeast, a bit of fruitiness with a mildly spicy and bold alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for an average time with the yeasty fruitiness giving was to a strong sweet alcohol warming sensation...

Mouthfeel was just about medium in body and a tad syrupy in texture with a good lively carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty good brew with the strong yeast flavor and fruity esters blending very well with the sweet malts. However I feel the high ABV that is quite prominent in this brew, was a bit too much…

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Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 20:06:09 | More by KajII
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humuloner22

North Carolina

2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I may have gotten a bad batch, but it was right after a release party, so I don't know. Anyway, I can definitely see where they got the name but this beer was flat. I mean it had no head and no lacing after the pour and I poured it fairly aggressively.

I probably gave it too high of marks, but I have been to the brewery a few times and was overall happy with what I have tried there, but this one was not so great. Maybe it was the alcohol that killed it but, it was not sudsy, even Dupont was foamy.

Appearance: No head whatsoever, but the color is glorious.

Smell: I can tell that is where the get the name from, lots of bananas in the profile, sweet, almost cloyingly sweet.

Taste: fruit, bananas, but some other fruit in the taste, but not as much as you find in other saisons, and no funk, which I like, overall this was a disappointing beer. It clings cloyingly to the mouth and not in an enjoyable way at all. Sickening, maybe this one had died but I was not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:46:46 | More by humuloner22
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a near copper body beneath the foamy, off-white head which dissolves to leave almost no traces of its existence. Hints of yeast and lively bubles of carbonation continue to dance about the glass.

Zesty fruit such as lemon peel, hints of pepper, perhaps grass, and a touch of yeast highlight the aromas.

The flavor is much more spiced, and fairly well. The fruit is more subued, but there also seems to be a toasted malt quality in there. As advertised, the yeast is rustic tasting and perhaps there is just a hint of grapy must.

Medium in body with generous carbonation and a drying, spritzy finish.

Not a bad brew. Not sure it's spot on for any style be it Saison/Farmhouse or otherwise. Seems to have quality of a Belgian Pale as well, but certainly one to appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:21:34 | More by CHADMC3
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2013 22:21:40 | More by Agentveba
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-07-2013 00:23:20 | More by ekalb31
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2013 01:22:26 | More by RyanAU
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2013 01:46:23 | More by KevinGordon
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2013 20:54:52 | More by RedneckBeerz
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-03-2013 19:11:42 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-23-2013 01:08:17 | More by GTB
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Tmckeithan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-15-2013 06:26:04 | More by Tmckeithan
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adam_e

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-19-2012 20:59:13 | More by adam_e
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2012 14:25:20 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2012 12:58:03 | More by Lob
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-04-2012 19:48:39 | More by bluerabbit
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-11-2011 17:20:47 | More by jak
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-26-2011 05:38:32 | More by planbee
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-20-2011 15:47:28 | More by dbrauneis
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-18-2011 03:50:12 | More by EasyReader
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StayWounded

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I wasn't too familiar with this style, but tried it on tap in Raleigh after a friends wedding. I loved the spice characteristics I tasted. I felt like this could be a good "christmas" beer due to the spices, though I believe it is only available during summer. Appearance was a nice golden color with a decent head.

I agree with my friend's wife that this is a beer to watch out for, if you don't pay attention you will get far more inebriated than you expect.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 23:16:13 | More by StayWounded
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery's tasting room

Pours a pale gold with a thin lacing of head. Nose is subtle straw. Taste is wheat with mild spices; clove and coriander. Light bodied and lightly carbonated.

I was excited to try this beer as it's one I hadn't had before, but I can't say it was all I hoped for. I did not detect any spice characteristics that I would associate with a saison; more like a belgian pale or belgian strong pale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 11:44:39 | More by tdm168
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Monkey Bizz-ness from Big Boss Brewing
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