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Monkey Wrench - Allentown Brew Works

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drcarver on 04-28-2011)
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drcarver

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Can't believe this brew hasn't been reviewed. Absolutely fabulous.

A - golden colored body with a light super-fluffy head that laces both down the sides and throughout the top of the brew. Small fine deposits enter the beer toward the bottom even if decanted.

S - sour apple and over ripe pear. Can't really go into more detail because that is enough. Gets the salivary glands tingling.

T/M - Just like it smells. Nice and sour (almost lemony) with a sweet hint toward the back. No real aftertaste, finished clean. Hint of bitterness toward the end, but it is almost welcomed to cut the bitterness. A bit of spice as well.

O - great stuff drank on the perfect 80 degree sunny day.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 22:32:05 | More by drcarver
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Radwagon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-27-2013 00:05:28 | More by Radwagon
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Mudawg

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-11-2012 23:26:05 | More by Mudawg
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-19-2014 04:47:09 | More by Lehighace06
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anthonypw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-19-2013 15:31:47 | More by anthonypw
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-27-2013 20:20:01 | More by Beermaine
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml bottle into a tulip. At my 22nd birthday.

Opening this, the cork almost blew right through the ceiling - mega-carbed. Poured a pale golden yellow, huge white head with a patchy and thick lacing pattern. Nose is fairly simple and effective, some funky lemon notes and orange zest. Taste has some tart orange notes, lemon and general citrus zest. A light graininess and sweet citrus flesh in the finish. High effervescent feel, fizzles all the way across the palate - cleans the tongue quite well and worked well to have this to break up some bigger beers. Light feel. Sweeter and not as dry as most saisons I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 00:33:10 | More by liamt07
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a golden-orange with a finger of head that dissipated very quickly. There are both sweet and tart notes in the nose. The flavor profile is dry upfront with a modest sweetness and a touch of lemon on the finish. A good example of the style, but nothing terribly exciting by any means.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2013 21:13:35 | More by 57md
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-29-2013 01:04:30 | More by JC333
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-17-2012 00:58:42 | More by st9647v3
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2013 00:02:21 | More by dokupe
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-10-2013 21:59:47 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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yankeefan287

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-25-2012 10:26:02 | More by yankeefan287
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2012 21:00:22 | More by olympicgatorade
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-23-2013 04:06:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-01-2012 16:34:13 | More by djrn2
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-18-2012 12:54:06 | More by t0rin0
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy peachy yellow colour, one finger of white head, some lace left behind. Smell is yeasty with fruity apple and lemon notes, citrusy, light pepper. Taste is intially tart and yeasty but quickly has a dry earthy flavour, apple, fruity with peach candy flavours. Medium carbonation, medium feel, decent weight. Quite drinkable and not bad, the sample was good enough. Shared by Sammy.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 15:13:25 | More by peensteen
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Memphis Taproom for their Thirstoberfest 2012, this one says it has brett in it.

Monkey Wrench Saison has a dull golden look with some light yellow shades set within. The head is minimal, barely even nothing, no stick on the way down. Smell is very hay forward with some grass and small brett notes popping out leading into a nice meld with the Belgian fruit coming from the yeast. A small grassy hay vibe and some banana in the tail end. Taste is a American born saison with some hefeweizen qualities surrounded by brett. The brett does not overpower, but also lets it's presence known, unlike some other beers that advertise brett but don't deliver, ahem, the new Mo Bretta Betta. This has some nice fruity appeal and some solid foundation with a nice brett backing. The mouth could use some work, this was kinda dead on the mouth with very minimal carb, the body, less than medium, with no heat from the 7% All in all a good beer, that I would try again, hopefully with some more ummpphhhh in the carb department.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2012 06:00:38 | More by BARFLYB
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couldn't pass this one up since it was 5 bucks for the 750ml.

A - Not too bubbly in fact it seems a tad over carbonated with a 1/2 inch of head that quickly bubbles to a mild lace ring. Color is a bright yellow almost light beer with a mild haze.

S - Smells like a Hefewezien with mostly banana and clove. I am getting some lemon and funk but it smells like a triple to me.

T - Fruity yeasts give way to a mild bit of tart lemon and ten quickly to a hoppy finish. Very little funk from the spice and the finish is very bubbly like a champagne. Not bad.

M - Very easy to drink without cloying yeasts to muddle things up.

Overall a very drinkable Saison that doesn't seem very spiced or tart. Worth the price but it still does seem over carbonated...

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 03:41:16 | More by DrDemento456
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from NJ superstore,decent price $8. Passable saison. An enormous head on light yellow. Lacey. A little funky aroma, and the taste on balance is on the sweet side. Lemoney, a soft though average mouthfeel, above average carbonation. Pretty decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 01:30:48 | More by Sammy
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-11-2013 01:53:01 | More by Luweezy
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-22-2013 19:41:01 | More by bshiban
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dakx13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-12-2012 07:09:06 | More by dakx13
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-10-2013 18:52:36 | More by twenty5
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Monkey Wrench from Allentown Brew Works
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