Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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3.13/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A: Foams aggressively in my tulip. The big, fluffy white head has good retention and nice lacing. Pleasing golden color.
S: Some really intriguing herbal notes.. thyme and lavender? Some earthy wet dog notes. Warms up to more traditional Belgian aromas, clove, bubblegum
T: Starts with some floral hop flavors, then finishes bitter and herbal, with a real linger in the back of the mouth. Reminiscent of wormwood in the finish. A little sweetness in the front and mid-palate.
M: Dry and astringent. Medium-high carbonation. After a glass, I'm starting to get a post-nasal drip sort of feeling in the back of my throat... not particularly pleasant.
O: I wasn't much of a fan of this while still cold. (First pour was 30 minutes after removing from the fridge.) The first 8 oz or so were pretty harsh. After forgetting about it for a while and letting it warm up, it gets better, although never to something I'd consider great. At the price, I wouldn't buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2011 03:29:39 | More by kscaldef
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