Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by kscaldef:
3.13/5 rDev -27.9%
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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4.11/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet. Thank you Keith for this one, appreciate it man.
A- Pours a very, very hazy dull yellow body with a decent sized white head that reduces slowly and leaves blotchy lacing. Opaque.
S- Very nice on the nose.. barnyard funk, belgian yeast, citrus rind, lemongrass primarily, some malt and fruit in the background, bananas and spices.
T- Upfront I get an even combination of the Brett yeast, citrus peel, and belgian spices. Funky, yeasty, and spicy notes all show up on the follow through. The IPA character of this beer eventually shows its head on the finish, in which a slightly bitter resinous note sticks on the tongue.
M- Medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Easy drinker.
I did enjoy this beer - I really wish the taste followed the enticing aromas a little more, I was expecting more funkyness on the tongue. Overall very good and recommendable, though.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:41:52 | More by gcamparone
Bitter Monk from Anchorage Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.