Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.78/5 rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk: Wonderful aroma of banana and clove that let's you know a Belgian style ale is coming. Reasonable head with great lacing. But the good news ends there. Deep copper color, too red for a Belgian style. The flavor has a hint of a Belgian ale, but is mostly a malt forward American microbrew. As for the IPA part, it's not there. Just a bitter finish is all you get. The Belgian IPA is an odd beast, but there are many great ones out there (New Begium's Belgo for one). You would think Sam Adams could pull out a good one, but the Grumpy Monk is a flop. Now I know why the monk is Grumpy.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 01:06:15 | More by iSip
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Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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