Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
3.98/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Boston Beer Company : Grumpy Monk
2013 bottle lists 6.5% abv
LOOK: Clean copper orange colored brew. Topped with a head of tightly beaded little bubbles. The glass is left covered in lace stickage.
SMELL: Phenolic notes of Belgian yeast, giving off a strong banana, clove, bubblegum aroma. A touch of floral hop as well.
TASTE: A potent mix of the banana clove note and earthy hops. Herb citrus and pine mend with bubblegum and candy sweetness. Like chewing bubblegum mixed with weed. The malt body is slightly toasted, caramel and even somewhat wheaty. Cotton candy flavor grows on you. Cotton candy flavored bubblegum, banana and grassy flavors. Straightforward and nice about it.
FEEL: Medium bodied, medium-high level of carbonation. Small hop bite. Semi dry in the finish with sticky bubblegum and mild bitterness.
OVERALL: This one has been on my radar for a while, and it surely didn't disappoint. My tenacity in finding one was rewarded by a cotton candy/hop bomb. I'd recommend this to any fan of Belgian or wheat ales, as well as hop lovers.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 18:48:06 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold with beige foam, decent head retention and some lacing. Light aroma overall -- bread and fruity/citrusy hops, light clove character. Moderate bitterness that lingered on the palate, spicy cloves, grassy and fruity hops, slight resinous quality. Medium body and CO2, decent texture with a bit of dryness. Kind of a tame beer. Decent overall with some yeast character and bitterness, but would be better if it was a bit bolder.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 13:23:46 | More by DrJay
Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.