Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL corked and caged bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Pours a very hazy dark yellow, with lots of carb and just over a finger's worth of big-bubble white head.
S: Quite funky, with lemon citrus, barnyard, grassy, peppery and yeasty notes. Reminds me quite a bit of a saison.
T: Follows the nose, but way more hop presence than the aroma – big citrus (orange and grapefruit) and a bit of tropical fruits. Then yeasty, with some fruity esters. A very nice Brett funk and barnyard as well – horse blanket, wet hay, and grassy. There is a subdued vinous character as well. The Brett and the citrus and the yeast esters mix superbly. Citrus hop bitterness (grapefruit rind) in the hang with some residual funk, and the finish is quite dry.
M: Medium body and carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable, but even that seems to blend well with everything going on in here.
O: This was really, really good. Excellent beer. Lots of hop flavor, but still blends very well with all the wonderful Brett characteristics brought out here. Absolutely love this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 03:03:48 | More by macrosmatic
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