Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ghenna:
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a corked and caged bottle into an orval chalice.
White head, quickly receding though lingers, small bubbles.
Lots of citra aroma in the nose, a nice amount of sweet and bret sour. The citra and bret funk really go well together.
As to the taste- all I can say is wow, what an overload (not in a bad way). There is a ton going on from the beginning of the taste to the finish. Lots of sour initially, and its thread lasts throughout the taste. mild belgian esters from mid to finish, and a solid hop bitterness on the finish- the 100ibu is definitely present. Medium mouthfeel I guess.
Wow, what a beer. I had seen these beers at whole foods and total wine for the last month but the price had really driven me off. After seeing some threads on reddit's beer forum piling on the high praise I figured I'd drop $13 on it and give it a shot- and what a beer this is. This beer has a shit ton going on in it, but I think this cacophony ends up working out. Definitely worth getting at least once- I'm thinking about about buying another bottle or two to age and see what it is like once it has a few years on it (and once the hops have died down).
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2011 02:00:09 | More by Ghenna
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Bitter Monk from Anchorage Brewing Company
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