Bitter Monk | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian style double IPA with Brettanomyces. this ale is aged in french oak chardonnay barrels. Brewed with Apollo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Triple fermented- First in the tank with a Belgian yeast, second in french oak chardonnay barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation.

100 IBU

Added by sprucetip on 08-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,029
Reviews:
271
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
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132
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Photo of zookerman182
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a clear hello with a finger white fizzy head.
Aroma is pear and pineapple, amazing.
Flavor is strawberry banana, and its unbelievable.
It's pretty much warmed up and it's super complex.
Even some faint funk to it.
If is beer was close by I'd get it all the time.
Mouthfeel is dry but the flavor is mind blowing.
This beer impressed me, and I had moderate expectations.
Hope I get to taste it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of farrago
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a big, three plus finger head of loosely knit foam, bleached white, its airy nature causes it to sizzle off at a steady pace, at the same time the lacing is wispy and even fluffy but that lasts a good long time. The gauziness to the liquid teases out some deepening orange hues to the base yellow, not many bubbles, somewhat flat visual appearance. The nose has a fresh directness to it, white grapefruit energizing pear, apple, and peach fruit scents, only lightly herbal, salt and pepper, dried bread crust, has a sourness to it and cleaner than expected, zips in and zips out. Medium-bodied, the carbonation never quite catches so it stays soft and does not percolate as it might otherwise. Cinnamon, nutmeg sprinkled on top of pear, apricot, peach, pineapple fruit. The white grapefruit, lemon citrus by far the most aggressive element, and here the grassiness turned up a notch, contributes to its overall sourness. Floral, notes of quinine and saline. Becomes more dry through the finish, has earthiness but, again, of a clean nature, no real funk. Glides well and there’s no rough spots at all. About as quaffable as one might expect from such a brew.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour is lightly hazed golden yellow with a white head and some bubbles. Nose has a strong clementine citrus and pineapple, strong perfume aroma, and a fair bit of lightly tanged yeast. Taste is also huge tropical fruits, light bitterness in the finish. Lots of pineapple, clementine orange, tangy yeast. Lighter perfume with a moderately bitter finish, quite dry in the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of carmike813
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of babaracas
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a couple of shades lighter than amber, two fingers of dense frothy white foam, a few sprays of lace on the glass. Smell: nectarine, white grape, musty, herbal, citrus rind, tropical note. Taste: sugary pale back, mango, pineapple notes, white nectarine, orange citrus. Vinous, woody and herbal flavors plus light acetic component emerges midsip and dominates the finish. Medium bodied, light start then a prickly carbonation, finishing bitter, bretty, and dry. This is pretty stellar. The brett isn't super strong and the barrel + brett + tropical flavors is a great combo.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Bitter Monk from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 1,029 ratings.
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