Krunk Monk - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 34
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 5.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MrMcGibblets on 12-31-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 34
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a bowtie at the brewpub.

Here begins our Three Floyds Brewpub Experience. It pours a hazy orange juice topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises mandarin oranges, lemon zest, banana, clove, nutmeg, and coriander. The taste holds notes of orange zest, wheat, clove, black pepper, banana, and a rather light dusting of cinnamon. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice weizenbock, different from most I've had but still rather tasty. (516 characters)

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed on the FFF beer menu as, 'Our German-style Heller Weizenbock.'

Appearance -- Pours a hazy golden amber hue with a slim creamy white head.

Smell -- Cream of Wheat, bready malt, gentle yeast, lemon zest, clove oil, and banana. Not especially aromatic - wish there was more of that good stuff wafting out of the glass.

Taste -- Lots of banana, clove, cream of wheat, candied lemon zest, and clove. Banana and malt sweetness very much in the forefront. Lingering flavors of gentle hop spiciness and clove.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with ample 'fluffy' carbonation. Alcohol presence can be felt through the mildest of warming sensations as one progresses through the glass.

Drinkability -- This was a very pleasant surprise. I don't consider myself a big Weizenbock fan, but I got into this one in a big way. Another Decisive win for FFF. (846 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a bow tie at Three Floyd's.

Appearance: This pours a turbid orange tangerine color with a hint of brown in the middle. Although this is not the most attractive color, I am unsure of how it would be possible to make a 'pretty' looking 9% Hefeweizen. A modest sea foam cap rests on top. Nice retention and spots of lace on the glass.

Smell: Honey and bananas provide the sweetness, and there are a ton of cloves here. Quite sweet, with pale malt existing in the background.

Taste: This starts very sweet, with crystal malt, honey, banana, and then some spicy yeast, a ton of cloves, and really no hops to speak off. It finishes, no surprise, sweet.

Mouthfeel: This drinks big for a Hefeweizen, as I would expect knowing the ABV ahead of time, but the alcohol is remarkably well hidden. Lots of residue behind the lips, and the tongue dries out a bit over the course of a sip. Medium carbonation here and definitely full bodied for the style.

Drinkability: A bit cloying. This is not something that I would be able to repeat, at least not back to back. (1,071 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Three Floyds into a bowtie...The beer is a dark honey gold, murky, ugly. Tope head with good retention and lacing, doesn't make up for the color...Strong aroma of mostly clove, but banana, honey, and lemon accent...The taste is all cloves, a tad too sweet and much for me. The finish is pureed bananas, and while I'm not a huge fan of that, I do like it as it breaks up the clove...Incredibly easy to drink the alcohol is totally hidden.

This is really sweet but crushable. Cloves aren't my thing but if you like this style I would get this for sure. (561 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Floyds. $4(!) for a bowtie. This is a weizenbock in my opinion.

A - Served with a finger of yellow-tinged foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving glass-coating lace patterns. The body is a ugly, unfiltered, murky, milky, brown-yellow color that isn't totally out of character for the style.

S - Banana, cloves, malted wheat, yeast, some spicy esters. Maybe a hint of lemon.

T - Cloves! The malt character is less grainy and sweeter. Finishes with bananas, and a lightly bitter and spicy finish. No obvious alcohol.

M - Chewy, some grain character. Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, a touch of warmth after a whole glass.

D - This is surprisingly drinkable. The combination of cheap, strong, and deceptive probably has the Munster police department salivating. I like Drunk Monk more, but this was a pleasant surprise considering some of the negative buzz. (878 characters)

Photo of HosP
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at 3floyds brewpub.

A- Very hazy yellow with good size white head.

S- Very crisp citrusy hop smell. Some banana notes mixed in towards the end.

T- The clove gives this beer a spicy flavor to it. Citrus hops all over the place. The banana flavor is hidden pretty well, but is a little noticeable.

M- Lighter on the body and moderate carbonation in the feel.

D- Lots of flavor in this year. The clove spices were a little much but still good. I drank this after a Behemoth and Dreadnaught, so the flavors still coming through strong was surprising. Isn't something I'd drink every time, but still good. (620 characters)

Photo of FullObs
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a very cloudy yellow orange with a finger of head.

Slight aroma or citrus.

Tastes of banana, orange peel and wheat.

Mouthfeel is A tad chewy.

Don't love it, might be the style more than the execution

... This brew is brewpub only (269 characters)

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Listed on the menu as a "keller hefeweizen" and 29 IBU.
A: very hazy glowing golden orange with a nice dense and lasting eggshell head and lace. Overall looks thick. Served in a bowtie glass.
S: huge bananas and cloves along with honeyed bready malts.
T: our server described this as a banana milkshake and that would be an apt descriptor. Big sweet bready malts with the banana coming through in the taste. Some clove as well. Finishes with some residual sweetness.
M: full, thick, and very chewy with the lack of filtration.
D: if you like hefes, I suppose this is an imperial keller hefe. (591 characters)

Krunk Monk from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.