Drunk Monk Hefeweizen - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in a weizen glass.
A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving sheets of lace. Turbid, unfiltered dark apricot body.
S - Nice banana, clove, malted wheat, light lemon citrus charater, and that distinctive weizen yeast flavor.
T - Crisp unmalted wheat, bread and yeast, with less banana sweetness and clove character.
M - Pleasant moderate carbonation, grainy texture, medium body, and a very dry and crisp finish.
D - A very enjoyable hefeweizen that is competitive with the best I've had from Germany. I easily finished the 22oz glass and would love for Three Floyds to make this more often - they should have bottled this one instead of Jinx Proof.
09-27-2011 00:37:33 | More by MasterSki
3.48/5 rDev -14.5%
A: Poured a cloudy yellowish-orange color with a nice bgright glare. The head was a big and rocky one at first, nice white pillow that seemed to just die in about five seconds leaving a few bubbles. With the amount of wheat in this beer the retention should have been bettr and a head retention is a staple of the style guidelines
S: A big whiff reveals much of what I was exopecting-wheat, wheat and more wheat with a nice ripe banana note and a dash of vanilla
T: Initial wheat upfront with a rush of ripe banans to follow. The vanilla provides a little sweetness which I don't actually like in this beer and is a little much for the style. Traditionally, a moderate vanilla is acceptable on the nose but not so much in flavor. The finish is a bit heavy to me, sticky evem sweet and really not that refreshing
M: Medium bodied, a bit undercarbonated I felt, really not crisp but somewhat creamy and silky on texture
O: Not a bad weiss or hefe but not something I would recommend or routinely go back to.
11-04-2013 15:06:56 | More by barleywinefiend
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
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
22 ounce bottle into weizen glass; no bottle dating, but was released fairly recently. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, pear, apple, banana, apricot, wheat, bread, bubblegum, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, hop notes; with good strength. Taste of orange peel, apricot, banana, pear, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of orange peel, apricot, banana, pear, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and moderate hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hefeweizen. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
01-27-2014 22:43:08 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
The beer is dark orange with only a mild haziness. The head is surprisingly nonexistent for a hefeweizen. Even an aggressive pour yields very little cap. The aroma offers some bubble gum like sweetness. Banana, clove, sugary candies. The taste is a little better than the aroma, lacking the cloying sweetness I had feared. A bit of prickly carbonation, in spite of the nearly still and lifeless appearance. Overall, a pretty solid beer.
12-05-2013 01:42:42 | More by Huhzubendah
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
Bottle opened on 8.29.13
A - Pours a cloudy, surprisingly dark orange with a few white bubbles that are gone fast.
S - Tons of banana and spice.
T - Tons and tons of banana, some Belgian spices. Very fruity.
D - Medium body with lower carbonation.
O - Fruit heavy Hefe. Nice and fruity.
09-07-2013 04:30:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
I had this on tap at the Three Floyds brewpub. It was served in a tall hefewiezen style glass and looked perfect. Hazy golden color with a poofy white head. The smell was nearly perfect too, cloves and bananas.
The flavor was so good I swear they rebottled some of the best German stuff. Nearly perfect wheat beer flavor and texture, this was probably my favorite Three Floyds beer ever (maybe just a little better than GumballHead).
If they start to bottle this I'll be buying it in quantities.
06-20-2006 22:51:32 | More by TurdFurgison
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
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
16 oz tap pour in a weiss glass at Three Floyds in Munster, IN. 18 IBUs, 6% ABV, $6
Shared with Sweemzander.
A - Totally hazy golden yellow is both really hazy and dark for a hefe. The pour was disappointing with little room for the head. White and stout, it ended as a thin layer with no lace.
S - Fantastic aroma of a classic hefe. Big wheat and pale malt nose with a fruity and floral aromatic yeast nose. Banana and clove with a bubblegum scent. Absolutely classic!
T - Big wheat on the flavor, the taste is immediately thinner than the nose would lead you to believe. The wheat is center stage with some pale malt and yeast. The finish has a lot of clove with a kiss of vanilla and light banana.
M - Light-bodied with a spritzy carbonation finish that gives it a crisp feel and refreshing quality.
D - A light and crisp summer drink with good flavor and a smooth, delicious drinkabiliry.
04-20-2010 00:32:39 | More by BeerFMAndy
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
4.6/5 rDev +13%
A - Nice looking cloudy orange color with a white head that foamed up nicely. A lot of great lacing, particularly as it sheeted down durkng the drink. Great looking.
S - Banana, a bit of citrus, some clove, nice spice, and a wheaty, biscuity backbone.
T - Wonderful take on a hefe, one of the best I've had. Nice and wheaty, good citrus, banana, clove and spice mix. Really couldn't ask for any more, it's sweet, but not too sweet.
M - Rich carbonation on the lighter side of medium. Not syrupy or sticky that would hurt this style.
D - All day long, wonderful beer, and a great find on tap.
06-01-2010 03:29:08 | More by AgentZero
4.53/5 rDev +11.3%
16oz. tap pour into a weisse glass @ 3 Foyds taproom.
(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color that produced a good pure white fluffy head.
(S)- A big up front creamy aroma almost like bubblegum with lemon & banana. Bits of lightly spiced biscuits. Smells delicious. Its like dessert in a glass with all the creaminess & richness.
(T)- A lightly spicy wheat smack up front. Quickly drops off to reveal that same delicately creamy banana & lemon fruits. Very light tartness from the lemon.
(M)- Delightfully crisp with a great carbonation level & balance. Smooth, but stays interesting & dynamic with the light spiciness in the wheat-like biscuits.
(D)- A great summer beer that fits the style well. Fruity and creamy with a fresh taste that I enjoyed rather well. A delight to consume.
04-25-2010 20:03:54 | More by sweemzander
3.68/5 rDev -9.6%
Shared with the wife while bellied up to the bar at the Three Floyd's brewpub. Hadn't even heard of this one until we walked in the door.
Light & swirly like a hefe should be. The smell is the brew's strongest point, like sticking two nostrils into a blender of bananas. Too far. You know, so you end up with banana up your nose. Like that.
Drunk Monk is dominated by the banana taste, along with sweet candy. The wheat of the weizen if far behind these two & more of an afterthought. Not a traditional hefe, but good. The definition of crisp & refreshing.
Very good brew. Above average hefe but short of playing with the big boys.
08-19-2009 03:24:33 | More by maximum12
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours wonderfully weizeny hazy sunshine petals into a weizen glass. Good deal, 23 ounces to savor.
Good weizen smell: white pepper wheatmalt, clove and banana. A bit stronger than most weizen smells, but still a pretty standard weizen smell.
Wonderful but not overwhelming complexity. Big banana character to start out. Like candied, sugared bananas. The potent sweetness gives way to a big burst of wheatmalt spice, heavy on the cloves and leaving allspice for the aftertaste, ending on more fruit sweetness, orange and banana.
Probably the best American hefe I've ever had. Good weizens usually go one of two ways: either they go for a spice complexity with a hop finish or a sweet complexity with a fruit finish. This is a good mixture of both, and even though it's missing the usual Ka-Pow! of hops you get from 3F, it's still very good.
Were this bottled and distributed I'd buy a couple cases worth every summer.
01-01-2006 20:34:10 | More by mynie
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Another fine brew that I enjoyed at Three Floyds. The simple pleasure of sitting at the bar connected to the internet, writing this review. The beer came served in proper Hefe glass.
Creamy 3 finger head. Hazy straw to light amber color. Not much lacing to speak of.
Earthy, spicy and of course, banana. Very fresh..
Banana cream flavor with malt tones. And by malt, I mean like the shake. Really reminded me of the dessert with Nilla wafer, pudding and banana. Btw, I love that!! Certainly there was a sweetness here. Just the right amount of spice and all the basics are there. Coriander and a touch of clove.
Creamy bright mouth feel. The creaminess almost made the body seem thicker than it really was.
I enjoyed this and would have another on my next trip. Perhaps a bit sweet to enjoy multiple of this creamy sweet one..
08-31-2009 23:46:59 | More by Reagan1984
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
On tap at FFF.
A - Pours an orangish golden color into Wiesse glass with a white head. The head forms a ring around the glass and remains as a thin layer on the top. There's some lacing that sticks around.
S - Banana bread is the dominating smell here. Some yeast musty notes, but mostly bananas.
T - Slight bitterness, bananas, yeast and a small amount of citrus bite as well.
M - Light bodied but a very full mouthfeel, which is cool. Light carbonation but fits right in for the style.
D - A very sessionable beer, no doubt about it. Probably the best hefe I've had to date. Looking forward to trying the Live Oak for comparison.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2009 19:06:00 | More by Sean9689
Drunk Monk Hefeweizen from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.