Monkey's Uncle | East End Brewing Company

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Monkey's UncleMonkey's Uncle

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CrazyMacHarris99 on 06-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of ThreeThousand
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmartinger
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tootler
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveB24
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

It has a dark amber color, kinda cloudy and with an aggressive pour it has a 1/4 of a finger head. Hard to tell the carbonation with it being so cloudy.

It has a fresh fruity smell, Im not sure if Ive had a Weizenbock before but at this point Ive had so many I lose count.

It has a thick mouthfeel, not bitter, it has an overwhelming taste but not sure kinda prune like.

The alcohol at 10% is well hidden but Im not gettting an overwhelming taste of anything but prunes, do monkeys uncles like prunes WTF.

Its not bad, not great but its worth a try.

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of falloutsnow
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A strongly alcoholic sipper of a weizenbock, this one showcases it's ethanol and heavy malt bill over yeast esters and phenolics. I picked this up at the tap room and was also a bit disappointed to find that I'd been sold a bottle that's over a year old. Not one I'd get again, unless fresh on tap in a small glass.
Pours a small head of about 1cm height, which fades over the course of the drink to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Retention is average, the foam existing about a minute, fading to a thin ring around the glass. Body is a dark brownish-orange color, with light bringing out pale golden orange hues with a hint of brown. Beer is nearly opaque with yeast (90% opacity), so carbonation is only visible along the sides of the glass.
Aroma is pleasant: deep, rich, very sweet, with definite brown sugar, caramel-drizzled baked bananas, and slight ethanol.
Overall flavor of hot, spicy ethanol joined to heavy, sticky malt sweetness with a caramel and dried date and fig edge; what traditional and expected phenols and esters are present largely seem to be drowned out by the alcohol's intensity. Front of palate tastes heavily sweet caramel, light ethanol, light fruit esters (dried dates and figs, no banana) from malt, yeast and ethanol. Mid-palate tastes significant ethanol; rich, heavy sweetness with a brown sugar and medium-dark caramel-like character, dried fruits (dates and figs). Back of palate tastes spicy ethanol, heavy sweetness with a brown sugar and medium-dark caramel-like character, clove-like phenolics that are largely drowned out by ethanol, and equally reduced dried fruit esters. Aftertaste
Beer is heavy bodied, with carbonation of low intensity, leading to a very heavy, though smooth, mouthfeel. Ethanol heat is excessively felt in the nostrils and as burning on the palate and throat. Closes dry, with heavy stickiness on the lips and palate.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Weizenbock - not the most glamorous of styles - and this one goes along with the bunch. Fetid brownish orange in color. Forms a smallish, bubbly head that reduces to absolutely nothing fairly quickly. No lacing.

S: Aroma is sweet. Almost candy like with notes of caramel and bananas with a hint of peppery alcohol. Oddly, this is reminiscent of bananas foster.

T: Taste is also sweet. Again, some light caramel notes. Maybe more like taffy than caramel, but a chewy-candy-like sweetness. Notes of wheat, but not bready. Some light banana and some lighter notes of baking spice. There is a little heat on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with lower carbonation giving this one a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Very low bitterness.

O: Really, not a bad example of the style in the least. Sweet, but not overly so, with just enough complexity to make things interesting.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of George2744
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

East End Brewing
Monkey's Uncle

25oz bottle. Pours a hazed orange color. White head forms and leaves quickly. Aroma of banana candy, brown sugar and clove. Also smells like bubblegum.
In the flavor, green banana, caramel, of course copious amounts of wheat. Light dry herbal hop additions with a fair bitterness. Alcohol is mild at first but creeps into the flavor. Suggestions of honey and clove fade into the finish. Medium bodied feel with good depth, almost chewy with strong carbonation. This is a fine Weizenbock. Drinks easily and in a good format, the ol big ass bottle. Worth seeking out for any wheat lover.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of oline73
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a swing top growler (bottle?) into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a golden hue. There isn't a whole lot of head.

Smell: Smells like bananas and graham crackers. The malt sweetness dominates. There is a slight apple juice note as well.

Taste: Sweet like candy right off the bat. The malt sweetness works well with the banana notes. There is a bitterness that shows up a bit in the finish, but the sweetness still sticks around.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit syrupy with lots of tingly carbonation and a finish that's a bit dry.

Overall: This was a sipper. I won't say it was bad, but I didn't need a ton of it. The banana note was intense. I don't think I need more, but I'm glad I had it.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1L bottle shared by oline73. Thanks Steve.

The beer is mostly clear and appears light orange hued. The aroma offers citrus, yeast, malt, light spice. The scent brings Belgian style anticipation. The flavor is oranges and booze, followed by coriander and spice. Medium bodied with a warming alcohol finish. Ok.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty sure this puppy has been in the cellar for at least a year. Cracked it for no apparent reason this evening.

Pours with a healthy 3F of off-white head over a cloudy brown/amber body. No real lacing to speak of.

Aromas are light for the style, but representative for the style. Banana, clove, caramel, and some dark fruit as well.

Flavor and mouthfeel are awesome. Dark, rich, effervescent. Banana peel, brown sugar, clove, and some char in the afterglow. The carbonation really cuts through the thick.

Loved it.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jale
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Chris for this bottle.

A: Pours a cloudy amber with a huge tan head.

S: Clove, pepper and light banana. Some bready maltiness also.

T: Pepper and alcohol heat upfront followed by some clove and a hint of banana. Nice breadiness followed by some acedic flavors. This is a beer best drank cold, as the flavor drops off as it warms.

M: Lighter side of medium with great carbonation.

O: I really enjoy East end beers and have yet to not like any beer from them.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Monkey's Uncle from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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