Wheat Monkey - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
74
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77 Reviews
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Reviews: 77
Hads: 275
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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

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Beer added by: Winter on 06-23-2009

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Reviews: 77 | Hads: 275
Reviews by jdense:
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. long-neck bottle obtained from The Pope poured into UCLA (0-2, ugh) pint glass.

Pure white two-finger head, medium dissipation with minimal lacing over straw yellow a bit cloudy body, multiple streams of carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Nose is clean wheat, evidently a bit of wheat malt, some fruitiness. Taste mirrors nose, clean but pretty nondescript, faint bit of bitterness on the back end. Thinnish mouthfeel, which I would expect for this style, decent effervescence. At this ABV this is pretty drinkable. I think this may have been the new recipe trumpeted on brewery's website, so it may be an improvement over the (BA lambasted) version. It's not Widmer Hefe (which apparently BAs aren't too fond of, try it on tap at the brewery), but it ain't that bad. (781 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (533 characters)

Photo of blackearth
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (355 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl in May, 2012.
L: It pours clear gold under a ¼” white foam cap.
S: There are wheat aromas but it also smells a little skunky.
T: Has wheat and hop flavors – not big fruit or if there is any the skunkiness masks it out. The hops are a little harsh. F: medium body and a little above on the carbonation.
O: This is from a keg and the flavor and aroma faults are more light struck than you would get with contaminated beer lines. Tastes like a process problem. (508 characters)

Photo of zldjn97
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of waitforit
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimMack
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of weonfire
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (761 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
2.33/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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... (868 characters)

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (273 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (444 characters)

Photo of fishkab
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mikedux30
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bdub32689
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Jdv165
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of eliz108
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
74 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.