Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
3.45/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Thanks to dogbones for the bottle!
Poured a bright yellow/orange with a huge frothy white head. Good lacing down the glass and lots of bubbles.
The overpowering aroma is a pleasant dry white wine. Oakiness, some citrus zest and just a touch of the brett shine through.
There is quite a bit going on in the flavor and it's different than the nose. The wine comes through much less here although there are still some wine notes with a moderate amount of oak. A bit of a citrus burst, but this really doesn't taste like 100 IBU's. The character I get most of the spicy Belgian yeast which slightly overpowers all the other flavors which I'd probably like better. I do like the slight brett undertone though.
Good mouthfeel and pretty solid carbonation.
A little disappointed by this one especially after the appearance and aroma. The Belgian yeast cuts through all the other flavors and I'm not a huge fan of Belgian yeast in a lighter ale. Very complex and definitely interesting, but just an ok taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 20:04:41 | More by jmarsh123
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