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Albino Monkey - Strangeways Brewing

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 58
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 44.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Axnjxn on 01-18-2014

White Ale brewed with spices.

Within the strangest existence, there is great depth of character. Such is indeed the case for the Albino MONKey. Ordained in the traditional order of Belgian wheat beers, Albino MONKey's wheat malt backbone is shrouded only by its sublimely complex sweetness. Its offerings of spicy hops, coriander, orange peel and white pepper spices need not be understood to be appreciated. Simply follow its divine path. Your obedience will be rewarded.
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 58
Photo of vabeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Has a cloudy amber color. Very little head or lacing. The smell and taste is what you would expect from a decent witbier. What makes this one somewhat different from other witbiers I have had is that it has a mild hop bitterness finish.

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Photo of Beejay
2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: A murky amber range in color, with barely any head. The white head that does come up dissipears almost immediately.

S: Coriander, dried orange peel, clove, and a touch of banana. Something slightly odd in there.

T: Orange peel, a touch of coriander, and something really funky in there. There is something in the finish I can't quite pin down, but I don't like it. It isn't exactly tannin, or metallic, but something off.

M: Medium with moderate carbonation. A little cling in the finish.

O: Overall... meh.. So far I haven't been impressed with this brewery. Especially when there are so many better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Strangeways "Albino Monkey"
On tap at the brewery, 18 December 2014
$8/20 oz. glass

Notes: Appearance: Very cloudy orange-ish brass body beneath a bright white head. I can only chalk it up to a dirty glass, but the head was short lived and left no lacing behind. Aroma: Coriander, wheat. Flavor: Coriander, wheat, some fruit (apple, banana), mild phenolic resembling plastic. Drying, spicy finish. Overall: Basic Belgian-style witbier that's easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of rjs246
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Strangeways is known for their adventurous brewing, but their year-round offerings Albino Monkey witbier and Woodbooger dark ale are consistent, delicious and very very drinkable. This is one of my favorites in the area.

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Albino Monkey from Strangeways Brewing
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.