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Monkey Bizz-ness - Big Boss Brewing

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very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Psberrier, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of tkirkhart
4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
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!

tkirkhart, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

OldhouseRecs, May 21, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -20.8%
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!

Mantooth, May 05, 2014
Photo of KajII
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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…


KajII, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

humuloner22, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of CHADMC3
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

CHADMC3, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Agentveba, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

RyanAU, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

KevinGordon, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GTB, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Tmckeithan, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

adam_e, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SlowWideTurns, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lob, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dbrauneis, Nov 20, 2011
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EasyReader, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of StayWounded
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

StayWounded, Aug 15, 2011
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Monkey Bizz-ness from Big Boss Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.