Drunk Monk Hefeweizen - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by HopDerek:
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
Appearance a nice light gold with a frothy white head. The smell was a nice medley of banana, clove, coriander, and a bit of wheat. The taste was also that of bananas and spices. A very smooth brew with wonderful flavor in each sip. As far as hefes go, this one is one of the best. Even though I try to limit my mass wheat intake, this beer could keep me regular easily. If only this beer was bottled and distributed.
12-15-2006 19:22:21 | More by HopDerek
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4.46/5 rDev +9.6%
22 oz. bottle poured into a Franziskaner weissbier glass.
A - Pours a pale wheat yellow. A full five-finger head of eggshell white fluffy foam quickly sets up and them visibly explodes bubble by bubble until all the suds have disappeared, which takes several minutes. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a mango orange/gold and very cloudy, with barely visible traces of bubbles rising to the surface. There's also a good half-finger worth of sediment left in the bottle, so either slowly roll the bottle before opening or be very careful not to disturb it when pouring.
S - Wheat grass to start with notes of light toast, followed by banana ice cream with a light, fresh apricot syrup and hints of clove. Richer than a standard hefe, and wandering in the direction of a dunkel. Toward the end after it warms, the banana esters march to the front and take on an almost banana-butterscotch quality.
T - Clove is more forward in the taste profile. Bananas are tasty and ripe, almost as if they're lightly carameled, and spread on wheat toast with a touch of medium-dark honey. Yeasty. There's also a sense of freshly cut Granny Smith apples lurking in the background. Traces of vanilla taffy and Juicy Fruit gum spread across the tongue in the finish, and the clove reappears with a touch of white pepper to balance.
M - On the fizzy side and decently crisp. Moderate carbonation. Body is a notch up from light and thin, showing a tight structural substance in the well-integrated components that's slick and smooth. Finish is short and just a touch bubblegum sweet, but predominately clean. At points, the beer is almost chewey. The overall feel is one of quality throughout.
O - This recipe demonstrates that FFF can brew outstanding and delicious beers that feature something other than hops. This is more than simply beer - it's a liquid dessert. Clearly made from high-quality ingredients, it's rich, complex, and lucious without being at all thick or cloying. It's a fantasic interpretation of the style, and true to it while at the same time turning up the saturation on the style's flavors. From the brewery, this bomber was $10 and worth every penny.
11-03-2013 08:47:36 | More by BuckeyeSlim
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
(Served in a weizen glass)
A- This beer has a warm orange glowing hazy body with a thick creamy white head on the top. There was no sign of carbonation through that thick body.
S- The smell of big ripe bananas came through as the glass was set on the table. Some faint soft wheat notes and a hint of bubblegum was in it aswell.
T- The banana taste was that first thing I got but it wasn't as strong as the aroma. There was some smooth wheat flavor that hung on the breath after each sip.
M- This beer had a medium mouthfeel with a nice creamy texture.
D- This beer can hang with the best of the German HWs. It had good fresh flavor and nice mouthfeel although the banana in the nose was almost too much.
05-01-2006 02:29:21 | More by rhoadsrage
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into a pint glass, color is a very hazy orange/yellow with a bubbly white head that settles to the edge. Smell is oranges, vanilla, cream soda, a hint of spicy cloves and malted wheat. Taste is wheat up front with a nice sweet orange flavor, followed by spicy hops, yeast, bananas, and cloves with a hint of lemon in the finish. Medium body and light carbonation. This beer is incredibly drinkable, if it was available in 6 packs it would constantly be in my fridge. It seems that when FFF does a traditional style beer they nail it. I would put this hefe up against some of the top Germans.
11-16-2010 16:01:26 | More by nkersten
4/5 rDev -1.7%
On tap, served into a pint glass: from notes
A: A good head retention, that is white in color. The body is a light golden hue. Good lacing and steady stream of carbonation.
S: A classic Hefeweizen aroma, of spices and banana, while cloves seems to dominate. A very good intensity to the aroma.
T/M: This medium body brings rich tastes of banana and clove, while the off taste is a bready creaminess, which is very pleasant. Hold a classic Three Floyd's taste that is a thread that runs through most of there ales.
D: This is one of those Hefes that is so spot on to the classics in the style that it is extremely drinkable. I would buy this by the growler if at the brewpub and would drink this all year long. A good one to start the meal off with or to settle down during a snow storm.
10-05-2010 13:37:10 | More by GDBEERMAN
3.71/5 rDev -8.8%
First and foremost...I am not a huge Hefe fan so I probably wont rate this as high as others. The beer was poured carefully as to avoid the sediment that amassed at the bottom of the bottle. The beer was a golden clear with no head and no lace. The scent was typical of most....probably leaned more towards clove than banana. The taste had decent spiciness to it and the clove and banana balanced fairly well. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was good....and certainly worth a try.
12-29-2013 21:33:22 | More by WoodBrew
3.46/5 rDev -15%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Very hazy orange yellow. Not much of a head. Slight white collar.
Smell - Bananas and clove. Grainy. Phenolic. Standard hefe aroma.
Taste - Just like the aroma, lots of banana and clove. Spicy more than bananas. Grainy right up front, but gets a little more slick and phenolic in the finish. Lots of banana in the back. Some vanilla, maybe?
Mouthfeel - Starts off thin, but feels thicker into the drink. Well carbonated. Slightly metallic in the finish.
Overall - I'm not a hefe drinker, but this is decent.
08-26-2013 23:51:55 | More by Alieniloquium
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
On tap @ the Three Floyds Brewpub (Munster, IN) on 4/24/10 during Dark Lord Day. Served in a ½ liter dimpled mug.
Pours an unfiltered golden orange, with a finger of foamy bright-white head. Super rich looking flare-up here (nearly to a full finger), which leaves thick and heavy lacing down the side of the mug. Wow, this aroma is vibrant and DEEP. Floral hops and spice. Rich ripened banana and some yeasty bubblegum. Toasted wheat and spicy clove give this some tang. It's the usual suspects for the style but the overall package here is just so fresh and robust in the nose. This was one of the best Hefe aromas that I've experienced.
The taste is mellow and rich on the palate, with toasted bread and a ton of fruit flavor (those banana and bubblegum esters are explosive), and clove notes that stretch well into the back of the profile. A tingle of firm hops runs along the back, providing some good balance here. This is just SO sweet, fruity, and delicious on the tongue overall, with plenty of dryness from the yeast and hops coming out in the finish, along with some residual sweeter tones. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm crispness to the carbonation but this is just incredibly smooth and easy on the palate. There's just a magnificent drinkibility here that starts to catch up to you after a bit alcohol wise.
This was one of thee best American-made Hefeweizens I've ever had (it's definitely up there with the Live Oak version) and is just an overall killer effort here from FFF. It's too bad that they didn't allow growler fills on this day, as one (or more!) would have definitely come home with me. Great stuff!
04-30-2010 16:04:05 | More by Kegatron
4.8/5 rDev +17.9%
A standard but inviting looking Hefe poured from the tap into a '23oz weizen glass' at the Three Floyds brewpub.
Fruit, orange, lemon, banana, yeast, malts and even a slight hint of hops, waft into your nose.
Can't wait any longer, forget what you smelt, you are not prepared. Sweet fruits, dry yeast, smooth malt and a fruit hop finish all the while the lemony and banana notes stay all the way through. I can't get over just how much flavor this mauls your palate with. I hate to sound like a fanboy, but 3F can do no wrong. This is my most favorite Hefe I've ever had, and I absolutely adore Weihenstephaner. Sorry to make the comparison, but it's that good.
Ok, be subjective... While purists may note that it's potentionally outside the norm for the style with some of the character it has, it's all the better for it. I could drink this all day long and for the rest of my life and not miss anything else. It's a damned shame they don't bottle this. Get there and give it a go.
04-14-2006 23:59:53 | More by mochunk
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
Had on tap at the brewery.
A- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Two finger creamy white head shows fantastic retention overall before ending as a cap on the beer. Light streaky lacing falls into the glass as I drink it down.
S- The wheat undetones comes out first before getting covered up with a light citrus and musty yeast aroma. Clove and banana become top aroma with a light bubblegum hint in there as well. Alcohol in the faint distance in the end. All I could keep telling myself is this smells like a baby Alpha Kong.
T- Wheat tones come first along with a light spicing. Banana and clove come bursting through along with the Hefe yeasty taste. A little sweet but overall doesn't ruin the beer. Nice take on the beer style itself.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Wheat and citrus tones left on the palate with more clove, banana, and alcohol in the aftertaste. Light drying on the palate from alcohol. Flavors well put together but still shined on their own.
D- This was a very drinkable FFF beer. I am amazed that they pretty much have never done anything wrong with their beers. Lower alcohol means I could have more than one of these if I felt. Good job guys!
09-14-2010 20:59:17 | More by alleykatking
Drunk Monk Hefeweizen from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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