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Wheat Monkey - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle about 1.5mo old; review from notes

Pours a terrific looking cloudy yellow gold. Looks a bit like Mt. Dew. smell is bready: wheat, grain , yeast, coriander, spice, as it warms there's pumpkin. Taste is more of the same: bright/clean yeast bread/wheat, some lemon, coriander, light pepper. Finish is crisp grain. Feel is a tad thin, maybe little undercarbonated.

Great tasty wheat, with moderate complexity. I could drink this all day.

jimmah120, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +27%

KatPhish, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy golden yellow with a one finger head.

S- Light citrus and bready grain aromas.

T- There's a nice grainy/bready malt balance right of the bat. Following that, to provide some intrest and dimension, there's some light lemony citrus character and an even lighter background banana note. All the flavors evenly tapper off into the finish with only a slight estery note.

M- Light and crisp, the carbonation is good and not overdone.

D- Despite not being a big fan of the style it's pretty damn drinkable.

For what it is, it's great. I'd put this against any other american style wheat out there.

Pauly2X, Jul 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev +27%

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4/5  rDev +27%

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Photo of Svyturys30
3.98/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I would rate Wheat Money right around what I would rate 312 as far as wheat beers go. I've had Wheat Monkey in a bottle and from the tap.

A- Has a golden-brown appearance, very similar to Green Line.

S- Has a distinct smell of sweet wheat.

T- Has a earthy taste of wheat with a hoppy finish.

M- Has a smooth beginning with nice viscosity.

I would recommend this beer with fish, burgers, steak, pretty much anything. Isn't too overpowering and wouldn't take away from the taste of any foods.


Svyturys30, May 19, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy light corn yellow. Slow, dull, off-white cap of slim stature emerges for a bit before leading way to a thin ring. Some lengthy strings of lacing spread across the glass and slip back down leaving a few spots sticking.

Aroma is of a dull sweetness, much like soggy cereal. A bit musty with a touch of flour.

Clean and rounded pale malt dull sweetness with a musty deep addition of wheat malt. Fairly lengthy taste with a lasting dull sweetness of whole wheat breadyness. Touch of dull orangish snap and tang hits the finish as it fades.

Body is about medium with a mild, yet lasting tone of dulled pale bready sweetness. Crisp, round, with a somewhat dull, muddled overall tone that carries a bit of tang at the finish.

Pretty solid stuff as its basic nature of what most pale wheat brews offer is on track for an easy going sessionable summertime brew.

tavernjef, Aug 03, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a hazy gold with a half finger of white head after a hard pour. retention is poor and lacings are light.

aroma is of citrusy hops and bready wheat malt. a note of wet hay is mixed in as well. little else for the nose, with a fresh overall character.

taste is light, with citrus mainly, and a bit of wheat and bready yeast on the back end. the citrus note is only present on the front end, which is somewhat unique, and the note of wet hay returns in the aftertaste, more as the brew warms.

mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth in texture with a crisp finish.

drinkability is good. this could be a great session beer, as long as Lakefront remains consistent in the final product, something that has been somewhat of a problem for them in the past. all together, this is a drinkable and pleasant wheat ale. cheers!

botham, Jul 28, 2009
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3.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours hardly any head, unnapealing hazy yellow
S-Wheat with a hint of lemon
T-Really a nice clean taste, wheat with a citrus zest
M- good pretty thin, carbonation adequate amount
D- pretty high drinkabilty nothing points otherwise, mainly becuase of the style.

From all the brews from lakefront this is my favorite so far, keeping in mind I have not tried their IPA yet.

minnunderground, Nov 25, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled June Wk2 2009. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade!

(A)- Pours a cloudy goldenrod color that had a huge foam head, but now is just a light layer of off-white bubbles. Minimal lacing, if at all.

(S)- Pale citrus of predominately lemon with orange. Rather earthy (clay & hay) in aroma. Yeasty wheat.

(T)- Lots of wheat and lemon on the tongue. Small bananna & clay aspect but very miniscule. Very yeasty with a tiny bitter twang. Some spice present.

(M)- Thicker in texture than what I was expecting, but no complaints in regards to it. Carbonation level is good, but could use even more. Fruity & crisp with a bite.

(D)- A solid Wheat beer that has what you want and should have for the style. Great for summer. A 6pk wouldnt stand a chance!

sweemzander, Jul 06, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

richkrull, Mar 10, 2013
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Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
73 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.