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Trapeze Monk | Big Top Brewing Company

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4
Ratings:
26
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
43.31%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Top Brewing Company
Florida, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

User Reviews
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 26
Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
2.92/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Arrives a cloudy, dark grapefruit color. The white head has good retention and good lacing.
Smell is definitely the weak spot here. Some notes of bread dough and crackers. Nothing else to be found here despite repeated searches.
Taste is an improvement with notes of hops, crackers, malt and some light orange presence. Balance is good.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence. Drying with a relatively clean finish.
Admittedly, this is a style I drink rarely but, as it is a new and very local brewery, I felt it important to try all the offerings they have currently. A decent wit in my estimation but no standout. Needs nose.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of speed24601
3.92/5  rDev +24.8%

Photo of KensWorld
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kimbo_slice17
4.64/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Refreshing and fizzy

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Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesB63
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sean-fu
3.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass. Poured fairly aggressively and there was zero head. Literally nothing. Mouth feel was as expected, unfortunately. Appearance was light gold and pretty transparent. Smells of bread, citrus, and faintly of spices. The spice is more noticeable on the tongue. Taste....well balanced and dryer than I would expect with the wheat and citrus notes at the forefront. Very refreshing and goes down easy.
Overall I think I just got a bad batch that lost the majority of its carbonation somehow. Big top is a great local brewery and I've enjoyed all that I've tried from them so I'd try Trapeze monk again in hopes it'd be better at the pub.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks only marginally better than it smells, mostly banana on the nose, flat, under-carbonated.

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Photo of SFC21
3.59/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer confounded me. The first few sips, when it was ice cold, were outstanding. Great traditional wit flavors with the orange really jumping out. I was thinking this was going to be a summer go-to. But as it warmed the flavors all became muted and somewhat stale. It was very odd, as usually flavors open up more as the beer warms. Will probably try again to see if those great initial flavors carry through to the end.

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Photo of apurpura214
4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MarkQ617
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this poured into a pilsner glass. Appearance is probably the highlight of this one, translucent, almost opaque golden yellow, a bit darker than most wits. Flavor and aroma were tart...like a lemon sour dough...not a fan. Mouthfeel was a bit harsh as well for a wit. Not my favorite

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Photo of mkennedy119
3.96/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
2.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of DaPinsker
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBeast
3.6/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Lucifers_snifter
3.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
2.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Trapeze Monk from Big Top Brewing Company
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