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Monkey Wrench Saison - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
79
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 04-23-2010)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Very expressive pop of the cork leads to a tower of foam from a gentle pouring; hazed, pale golden color. Smells of salt-water taffy, lychee nuts and sun-burnt grass. Epic crispness, this is the kind of carbonation you want to see ... snappy with a bite. Very dry palate. Dry grassy grain and wild herb flavors mingle well in the beginning. Faint raw honey, white tea, light biscuit graininess and a chalky yeast are the core flavors here. Spicy herbal back end wraps up the bone-dry finish. Pretty complex and somewhat drinkable, and certainly within the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 23:15:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-25-2014 01:00:33 | More by mvanaskie13
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

01-25-2014 14:39:39 | More by ColForbinBC
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ccrida

Oregon

3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Judiciously removing the cork here proved to be a mistake, as it's mostly lifeless. Murky yellow with a faint white skim.

Smell is oddly appealing. Yeasty, skunky, slatey and latic. Moderate strength.

Taste is saisonish, yeast and mineral wise. Fruit, but sloppy.

Mouthfeel sucks. Flat and watery. Such an epic fail here, I'm surprised the taste and smell are OK.

Drinkability ok. Really not bad smell and taste wise, but the citically terrible mouthfeel really hampers this beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 06:35:33 | More by ccrida
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-26-2013 18:04:34 | More by dsnyder61
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-20-2013 15:07:35 | More by vonnegut21
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pisano

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

09-12-2013 23:28:35 | More by pisano
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Crimzy711

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

09-01-2013 18:58:13 | More by Crimzy711
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Act25

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass results in a hazy yellow honey color with a 3" head that hangs around with solid lacing. Good looking Saison.

Smell: Food beer - yes. Good and welcoming - yes. Dominant combo of lemon and spices, pleasant and inviting.

Taste: Strong biscuits, wheat, coriander, lemon zest, apples, banana, and a bit of barnyard stink are what make this a typical saison. Bitterness not so much. Alcohol in the background. Complex and interesting.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated! light to medium bodied. Very crisp. Aftertaste is short.

Overall: easily drinkable, complex flavors keeps it interesting. Worth sharing.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 03:39:36 | More by Act25
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-30-2013 23:40:54 | More by LoveStout
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2013 15:13:21 | More by petermethot
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

06-03-2013 00:40:29 | More by st9647v3
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poure into a Duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy golden orange, no head no lace. Not the best looks.

Brew smells of spicy yeasts, corriander and belgian fruits. Good nose.

Brew tastes pretty good; spicy and yeasts along with the corriander. A good tasting brew, just not a top tier saison. Its pretty good.

A little dissapointed with this one. Its pretty good, just not something to seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 03:03:01 | More by magine
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.3%

03-30-2013 00:21:11 | More by lauries444
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

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mactrail

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big foam-up after popping the cork. Lots of suds and a very nice sprizzly mouthfeel. Hazy light amber in the tall Petrus glass. Quite rich on the tongue with loads of carbonation.

Flavors are tangy but slight. Yeasty, but not much hint of the Belgian flavors. Faintly fruity, grassy, a little touch of applejack. Wheaty like a Weisse, and slightly citrusy like a Wit. Has a kick at the end, not so much bitter, neither hops nor the Belgian stuff.

A pleasant quaff but not much for a Saison. More like a wandering and boozy version of a Wit. From the big bottle bought at Old Philly Ale House for $11.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 04:46:06 | More by mactrail
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-08-2012 14:25:11 | More by sideshowe
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metter98

New York

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear dark golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The aroma isn’t that strong and has hints of spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but isn’t quite as spicy and also has some hints of grainy malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation along with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer feels lighter bodied compared to other saisons and also has a weaker taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 12:21:31 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow (heading towards orange) in color. The beer has a two finger tall white head that reduces to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The overall smell is quite mild for this beer, there are definitely some hints of spices along with just a light note of brett-like funkiness. Also there is a hint of honey sweetness.

T: The flavor is also quite mild with some hints of light spiciness (maybe coriander). Not much of the funkiness that I would expect for the style. Some sweetness upfront.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish.

O: Overall this beer is alright but nothing special and pales in comparison with some of the other saisons I have had recently. Unfortunately both the smell and the taste are a little too mild for me.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

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Monkey Wrench Saison from Bethlehem Brew Works
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