Feminist | Monkish Brewing Co.

FeministFeminist
BA SCORE
64.2%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 109 ratings
FeministFeminist
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States
monkishbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tripel with hibiscus.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,119
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
109
Liked:
70
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy biege head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, and floral aromas but there is a slight funky aroma that I am also picking up. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a spice finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but it seems off somehow in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit to much like wine in the nose and taste, but very drinkable none the less.

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Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of mactrail
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Quite dark red amber in the tulip, in fact it's the darkest Tripel I've ever seen. Very brief flirtation of foam, so fragile it's gone before you can take a sip. A little fruity aroma. Flat mouthfeel with a serious lack of carbonation.

Taste is warm, fruity, and a little woody. Starts off sugary but finishes dry and bitter from the Belgian yeast. Slightly tangy, like Hawaiian Punch with tonic water. Hot with alcohol. Winey, grapey, and a little tannic.

Not much yeasty flavor, just the drying sensation. Not much pleasure in this stuff. On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

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Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A golden color with a tall white head, maybe a light haze to it. Sweet bread and caramel notes with quite a bit of floral aroma from the hibiscus. Light citrus peel and apple tartness. Maybe a little pepper and spice. Flavor is enjoyable with a light tartness to it which balances the sweetness nicely. Bread and light caramel with pronounced hibiscus character, citrus peel, lemon zest, and mild spice.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real deep ruby red, hints at faint brown on the edges, but glows bright. Head is creamy picking up a bit of red body with some pink to it mostly off white. Three finger head and very nicely together and even. Gorgeous red color, and settles leaving a good creamy thin puck.

Slightly floral notes, but also some bile aromas that hit in the back. Mild tartness, and a faint cough drop sense of cherry as well on the nose. Interesting mix of cream and spicy fruit, but there's a little bit of off putting character just slightly.

Palate is a bit unexpected. Big creamy malt body, thick and almost vanilla. Large hot acid tartness, filling with floral and cherry like sour slightly in the mid palate. Malt gets thick with some vanilla sweetness. There is a bit of fighting clash between malt thick sweetness of classic tripel and some puckering fruit floral tartness. Bit of heavy carbonation with a spritzy and quinine feel and flavor too.

Overall a real interesting tripel.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, overripe light stone fruit, hint of cherry and lighty floral. Flavor follows with lots of overripe stone fruit and citrus, light apple juice, bready malt, light coriander and clove; lightly floral. Finishes with a dry, almost astringent woody bitterness and citrus rind. Medium bodied with great active carbonation. An intresting domestic take on the tripel style, much maltier than traditional and more fruit oriented than Belgian spice forward. Initial flavor leans in the direction of a traditional tripel, but the quite dry, mildly tart and astringently bitter finish is a bit unbalanced. The floral notes from the hibiscus and light and well integrated. I liked this quite a bit except for the finish, which seemed to have too much unsupported bitterness and tartness. Well made, and different. My second ale from this brewery and intriguing enough to bring me back.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of dwagner003
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of shigg85
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal. From notes. Reviewed 15 November 2013.

Very dark orange. Light head. Pretty. Smells lightly fruity, but also complex, malty, almost even...meaty? Not quite. Must be malt and fruit. The flavor is excellent, hints of the Belgian yeast and spicy grain. Clean spicy finish. Probably my favorite Monkish.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of akang
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BAsbill
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Feminist from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 64.2% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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