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Whonky - The Alchemist Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Alchemist Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our house white beer, Honky, but fermented with Brettanomyces. A wild Honky.

5 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-16-2008)
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Reviews by jale:
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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a cloudy light goldencolor with a dime of white head.

S: Citrus and mild brett funk.

T: Mild brett funk, citrus and a hint of malt.

M: Lighter side of medium. Average carbonation.

O: Decent beer, but would like a little more sourness.

jale, Jun 14, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, IBU listed was...2! BRETT, yeast, sugar. Lots of lace from a cloudy cloudy orangey with a white head. Lemony, a fine refreshing clean finish. Would I love to have this again. Another great wild ale experiment, what you want from a wheat beer. Balance.

Sammy, May 16, 2008
Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Alchemist last weekend.

Pours a pale golden color with a bit of haze and a light white head. Bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a bit of sweetness and the Brett comes through slightly. There's some light citrus there as well. The flavor contains mostly some citrus plus rind and a bit of grainy malt sweetness. The Brett presence is small, coming through mostly in the finish. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty interesting, but not something I'd go back to very often.

Thorpe429, Jun 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Drazzamatazz
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had yesterday on cask after a day-trip to Vermont for a graduation. This is a Belgian-inspired wit brewed with laraha peel (curacao) and coriander fermented entirely with Brett. Listed as 5 IBUs.

A: Typical cask and witbier appearance. Hazy straw with thick airy head.

S: Bitter orange peel, coriander, some lemon peel. A bit grassy with only the tiniest traceable presence of wet horse blanket funk. I had warned some of the people I was with who said it sounded good that because of the Brett it'd probably be funky, they said "its like Blue Moon, actually Allagash White." That shows how tame the funk was.

T: Very much in line with the aromas, a bit more of the malt and wheat flavor come through in the taste. Coriander is very noticeable, the Brett not so much though.

M: Quite crisp, nice body from the cask. Shockingly drinkable for a 'wild'. This was two non-beer drinkers favorite beer that was on tap yesterday, they found it more pleasant an inviting than the unoffensive Light Weight.

O: To be honest, I was letdown. Fermented entirely with Brett sounded promising, but it really could use some time to let the funk come out. I guess this is the one instance where going to a place that is known for serving super fresh beer is a bad thing. Score reflects my expectations for what it was trying to be, if it was just a straight Belgian-wit I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

Drazzamatazz, May 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +17%

Pamola, Nov 22, 2011
Whonky from The Alchemist Pub & Brewery
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