Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.1/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a deep gold, with a touch of the brown. Nice cap of rolling white head that fluffs up and looks... Belgian.
Smells like wild yeasty goodness, a slight touch of banana and wheaty musk, and plenty of hops. Hops smell like the noble variety, but that could be interference from the biscuity malt. Reminds me of something like a pilsner with farmhouse yeast... interesting stuff.
Well... shit. That's a buzzkill. Tastes like dank hops soaked in stale hop residue, wth some sort of pine-tree farts solidified and dropped in the dry-hop. There's an unpleasant touch of the wild yeast and wheat qualities but... unpleasant isn't why I drink beer. I had high hopes for this. And am sad that this is the only one of these limited Sam IPAs I couldn't really get into.
Feel is thick but not overpowering, with decent carbonation. A little watery on the end unfortunately.
I wanted to enjoy this beer, and I enjoy everything about it but the taste. Too bad that's a huge part of the drinking experience...
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2013 10:23:29 | More by BigBarley
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