Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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4.73/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Batch #2, June 2012. Had this beer in the fridge since June, so a little over a year of age on it.
The beer pours just cloudy with a white fluffy head. Aroma has citrus, lemon, and floral funk from the brett. Despite being a year old there is a significant and wonderful hop bitterness to the beer, and the brett has built up with age. The alcohol is balanced by present. There is a lot of carbonation in the form of aggressive, tiny bubbles, but that didn't bother me in terms of drinkability. Medium body that is never syrupy which can be an issue in double IPAs. Flavor has orange and lemon peel, spices (couldn't mistake this for anything but a belgian beer), brett yeast, and still a bit of pine/resin. It is quite dry, and absolutely delicious. There is a ton to work through in both aroma and flavor of this beer, but unfortunately it tastes so damn good that you'll be hard pressed to take your time.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 04:55:23 | More by ppohio
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