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Monkey Wrench - Allentown Brew Works

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81
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.8%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A huge pffft and though it is not a gusher, some spumes of foam emerge from the bottle; in the glass, it is a murky goldenstraw color with the head leaving massive quantities of lace behind

Smell: Very yeasty, with banana, clove, some fusel alcohol and a phenolic character

Taste: Stone fruit forward, with banana, clove and grassy flavors emerging; after the swallow, the phenols bring Band-Aids and there is fusel alcohol in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Quite a few flaws in this beer, unfortunately, that I cannot overlook even though it has some promising flavors, too

Thanks, bbpro47, for the opportunity

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Monkey Wrench from Allentown Brew Works
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.