1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Monarch White Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Monarch White BeerMonarch White Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

287 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 287
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 07-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Brams17, Friday at 07:35 PM
Photo of ijustpeed
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

ijustpeed, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of chris1919
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

chris1919, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of basaywhat
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

basaywhat, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of oliviachichi
4.8/5  rDev +36%

oliviachichi, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of KevChiTown
2/5  rDev -43.3%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Mpenders
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%

Mpenders, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
4/5  rDev +13.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of alostplot
4/5  rDev +13.3%

alostplot, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of prokopt2
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

prokopt2, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/26/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, oats, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, oats, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, oats, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; a bit too much on the coriander, but it is not at an offensive level. Zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice witbier. Good robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Hopinho
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Hopinho, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Can_has_beer
3/5  rDev -15%

Can_has_beer, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of alexm1309
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

alexm1309, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of MobileMike
2/5  rDev -43.3%

MobileMike, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of nate_nate_nate
4/5  rDev +13.3%

nate_nate_nate, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Johnnybeerbottles
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Johnnybeerbottles, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of heystevec
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

heystevec, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of TP_43
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

TP_43, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another score from The Friendly Greek, one of my local bottle shops!

From the bottle: "Our Anniversary Brew"; This classic Belgian-style White Beer is brewed with unmalted wheat, a touch of oats, and then traditionally spiced with coriander and orange peel for a crisp, refreshing taste and spicy aroma."; "Two Brothers is a craft brewery on the outskirts of Chicago that specializes in rare and seldom-brewed beer styles. The two of us - Jason and Jim Ebel - strive to produce the very best beers available anywhere."; "We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!"

My aggro our initially created two fizzy fingers of bone-white head, but it quickly reduced to wisps. Nose had a definitive wheat odor, along with a peppery spiciness and a light mustiness. Color was a hazy golden-yellow (SRM = 4 - 5), but it was apparently too hazy for the likes of Midas, Mammon and Croesus, since they never showed up. Mouthfeel was light, spritzy and quite effervescent. The taste was lemony, with a black pepper bite and the effervescence gave it a soda pop-like quality. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing on a hot, humid afternoon. I would not want it all the time, but on this occasion, it was just right.

woodychandler, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of PatB1987
2/5  rDev -43.3%

PatB1987, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of billhelm
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

billhelm, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3/5  rDev -15%

cjgator3, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a rather hazy goldenstraw with a modest head; a few strands of lace are left

Smell: Cookie dough aromatics with cardamom and a bit of citrus peel

Taste: Fruit forward, with the cookie dough underneath; the cardamom and citrus peel build through the middle; the finish is crisp and fruity, as well

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A refreshing wit; not the top one on the market but not too shabby, either

brentk56, Jun 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Monarch White Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.