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Wheat Monkey - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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73
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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 06-23-2009)
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Winter

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev -27%

Pours a murky yellow with a short-lived white head. Aroma consists of a cereal-like wheat malt, with feint hints of sour lemon and banana. Mouthfeel is medium in body and the heavy carbonation is sharp on the tongue. The taste is not appealing at all. Opens up with a bland wheat malt taste that lingers throughout. Some tart lemon appears midway with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Finish is sour. Overall, not quite what I was expecting. I can't even say this is a good summer thirst quencher. With so many other options for this time of year, Lakefront's newest release falls short.

The best part about this beer is the purple cartoon monkey on the packaging. With a name like "Wheat Monkey" I was expecting it to taste more like a hefeweiss with some banana flavor from the yeast. Of course, this isn't a hefeweiss at all, and it clearly states so with "Wheat Ale" printed on the package. That's disappointing.

06-23-2009 02:12:35 | More by Winter
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MadScientist

New York

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%

A: A lightly hazy pale gold. The creamy white head is thin and doesn't last very long.

S: Moderate wheat malt and moderately-low citrus hops aroma.

T: There is a moderate soft malt flavor and slight more hops bitterness. The low hops flavor is citrusy. The balance is somewhat bitter. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is a of a light fruit ester.

M: Smooth medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. A little creamy.

O: Not bad but it doesn't impress me; I'd like more hops flavor and aroma. An average American Wheat.

10-28-2012 00:01:08 | More by MadScientist
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +15.9%

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that falls to a thin cap. Aroma is of cloves and coriander. Light bodied with a sweet malt base that leads to fruity esters and has a pleasant wheat finish. Rather low carbonation for a beer of this style. The flavors are very delicate, it didn't hold up at all to food, however a very refreshing summer beer overall.

06-23-2009 10:52:37 | More by blackearth
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-17-2012 21:30:59 | More by NilocRellim
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zldjn97

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2013 19:20:07 | More by zldjn97
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-27-2012 15:23:52 | More by mrosenfeld32
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waitforit

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

07-06-2013 22:55:36 | More by waitforit
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TimMack

California

3/5  rDev -4.8%

03-02-2012 08:36:43 | More by TimMack
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +19%

03-10-2013 22:15:38 | More by richkrull
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.8%

09-19-2012 22:06:32 | More by acurtis
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-25-2013 23:06:57 | More by DerekQXQX
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weonfire

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-11-2014 02:54:18 | More by weonfire
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +7.9%

12oz bottle. Number 3 in the convenient mix pack.

This beer pours a slightly cloudy, pale straw colour, with one thin finger of fizzy white head, which leaves but a few specks of rapidly sinking lace around the glass in its equally hasty wake. It smells of very faint sweet wheat grain, and subtle savoury spice - coriander, mostly, a twinge of lemon. The taste is moderately sweet wheat, with bubblegum undertones, a bit of pale malt, and mild floral hops. The carbonation is on the low side, the body light, but not thin, and agreeably smooth. It finishes off-dry, the waning malt in good company with the already paltry offset.

It's American, it's pale, it's wheaty, and it's ostensibly an ale. It's the real deal, even if that seems all too anticlimactic.

11-10-2011 03:39:34 | More by biboergosum
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.31/5  rDev -26.7%

DATE TASTED: January 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner...OCCASION: finishing Clash of Kings, I believe... APPEARANCE: hazy, bubbly, thin-headed sallow gold body; nondescript otherwise; no lacing... AROMA: somewhat pungent, lemon dish detergent scent; some lager malts provide a backbone; slightest banana and apple... PALATE: medium-bodied slightly effervescent; almost sudsy in its aftertaste--fizzy...TASTE: such subtle flavors--lightly lemon; predominantly metallic ping akin to a pilsner; lacking a refreshing, clean drag--just dragging... OVERALL: I understand the attempt is a wheat ale, but Wheat Monkey straddles the styles without pulling the better elements of either into my mouth; instead, it's more like monkeying around, making use of a playful label and silly enough name to attract attention--by far the weakest of what was a successful mix pack...

02-01-2014 05:16:40 | More by dacrza1
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-23-2013 02:15:11 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -0.6%

On tap at the brewery. Good marketing but this is an american sour wheat. Not so drinkable. Not as big a head as I expected.Sweetish malty aroma. Not as good as it smells.Citrus hops do not save it. Apparently many people do not like this and so a Belgian wit is available.

09-08-2011 01:31:41 | More by Sammy
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cjgator3

Florida

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is pale wheat malt, citrus and some yeast. 

T- The taste is malt up front with some citrus zest and a hint of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this one does exactly what it is intended to do. It is a light bodied, drinkable wheat beer that is perfect for the hot summer months.

06-13-2011 02:10:50 | More by cjgator3
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fishkab

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2012 22:22:12 | More by fishkab
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Mikedux30


3.75/5  rDev +19%

11-08-2012 02:47:07 | More by Mikedux30
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bdub32689

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-30-2012 14:43:41 | More by bdub32689
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Jdv165


4/5  rDev +27%

11-10-2013 23:12:13 | More by Jdv165
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eliz108

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-17-2013 15:19:50 | More by eliz108
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +19%

05-26-2014 19:01:35 | More by MynamesRickJames
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +9.5%

On tap @ the Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI) on 8/8/10. Served in a clear plastic cup.

Pours a hazy gold, with a finger of bright-white head. The look here has the same fizzy looking retention and lacing that the cup of Klisch Pils I just drank before this had. The aroma smells of fruit, crisp wheat, a little honey, and some grassy tones. This is actually decent if you really get your nose in the glass.

The taste is about exactly the same as how the aroma came off, with notes of crisp bread, sugary honey, light fruit, and some flowery and earthy hop flavors. The mouthfeel is lighter-bodied, with a sharp smoothness to the carbonation which keeps this crisp in the mouth. Maybe a little too light and watery on the edges at times but overall not too bad.

Maybe it's the fact that this was on draft, where the flavors had some extra pop, but I actually didn't think this was too awful. This was easy drinking enough stuff and had just enough flavor to keep me interested on this warm summer day. Based on the reviews though, maybe I'll not push my luck and skip this one in the bottle...

08-24-2010 19:35:52 | More by Kegatron
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.06/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a bottle to pint glass.

Pours hazy yellow, quite cloudy. No foam. Strong wheat nose. Slight citrus too. Taste is a light citrus lemon/orange. Very little bite. Kind of a flat taste. Like white bread. Barely can tell it is a beer. Very mild.

Liked the label, not impressed otherwise. Enh.

10-06-2013 12:58:33 | More by KTCamm
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Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
73 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.