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Bergamonster | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A limited-release unfiltered Uber wheat ale, brewed with Bergamot oarnge peels for a big citrus kick. Although the Bergamot oarnge is not edible, it's essence, used to flavor many teas and marmalade, has been in demand for thousands of years. Made using raw wheat and a combination of the New & Old World hops, our Road Less Traveled wheat ale is monstrously good!

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of entenduintransit
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy pale orange color with some lighter yellow colors as well. Off-white thin head

S: pear, coriander, wheat, lemongrass, orange, crackers, and lemon

T: follows the nose. Lemongrass, wheat, and coriander upfront. Green pears and cracker follow that. Of touch of pepper spice in the yeast as well as some clove

M: lighter side of medium with mid carbonation

O: not a bad Wit here. It has a nice yeast spice and is nice

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Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eluvah
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfagella
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of izraelc
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow with a thick foamy head. Smells like a summer day. An excellent Belgian wheat. A nice citrusy orange flavor with a spicy finish. Very refreshing. A perfect hot summer brew.

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Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopalongcassidy2
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I bought a can of this yesterday (dated 3/8/18) and found it acceptable, but not remarkable. None of the the flavors really jumped out at me (and I love bergamot), and the 6.4% alcohol seemed like more of a negative than positive for a summer season beer. Maybe a fresher can would taste better. On the plus side, it was an easy-drinker and I would accept one on a hot day.

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Photo of TeachChefs
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheChairman
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I figured I'd give this a try since I'm a fan of Earl Grey tea, which also contains bergamot. I thought it was a winner. The taste is unusual and it'll never become a regular pour for me, but I've enjoyed it several times.

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Photo of williahd
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcamm
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Can into a large tulip with a slightly hazy medium golden body and a thick, creamy white head. The cap ascends up to a finger high with very good retention. Eventually a fairly wide belt at the edges leaves spotty lacing.

S- Somewhat reminiscent of a Witbier and/or a Hefe with a blend of spices, sweetness, raw whole grains and a mix of esters and phenolics from the ferment. Specific notes that come to mind are coriander, mild peppercorns, orange zest, vanilla sweets, banana, lemon peel and cereal.

T- Again, Witbier comes to mind with the spices and zest right up front in the flavor profile with a strong yeast and grain presence. Bergamot (earl grey) zest, vanilla sweets, banana and clove make way for coriander, pepper, pear, wheat bread, cereal and a general Belgian yeast spiciness.

MF- A medium body considering the flavors with a very silky and smooth fluffy texture. A moderate level of carbonation with a general citrus zest/yeast spice bitterness gripping the taste buds in the finish.

Basically a Witbier with a more earl grey type bergamot zestiness than the ones generally made with zest from oranges. This zest does not dominate but finds harmony with yeast spice, coriander/pepper notes, whole grains and some fruity esters/phenolics from the yeast. Everything seems bold so in the end it is nicely balanced.

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Photo of mpyle
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this thinking it was a (very muted) sour beer due to the menu at the place I had it.

Slightly cloudy, golden. Small white head with retention.

Gently lemon and slightly sour. Generally muted aroma.

Muted slightly sour flavor, on the bland side. Gentle lactic sourness. Balanced clean but somewhat sweet finish.

Light body, Medium high carbonation.

Good palate cleanser beer, but too bland and not very sour.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of citrus and wheat malt up front along with some lighter spices and general fruitiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and wheat and then goes into the light spice notes and a very light bitterness from the bergamot peels. Finishes with a combination of the peels and spices with some lingering wheat

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chalky

O: A solid summer brew, with light spice and plenty of citrus notes. Very easy to drink at 7%. Worth a shot

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Photo of JC333
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ichorNet
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No doubt about it, this is now a double witbier with an immense amount of orange and spice added to stand up to its 7% ABV. Previous batches of this have really not been successful beers, but I would say that this is finally drinkable and purchase-worthy. It reminds me of one of the absolute best (and most forgotten-by-the-wayside double wits, Clown Shoes' Clementine 1.5... may it rest in power) double wits, and really flexes its muscles in just about every relevant department.

Pours a medium hazy yellow beer with some golden highlights and an immense amount of sediment floating within. The head is buoyed by fantastic, detailed streams of carbonation and seems to sit comfortably at about two fingers with excellent legs and surprisingly good lace. This is a gorgeous beer if you can stand the free-floating particulate matter present. Since I can, this deserves high marks.

Nose has that traditional coriander and orange peel element with some chalky, expressive yeast, subtle grapefruit and estery funk going on. Very similar yeast note to Unibroue, honestly... very strongly fruity and heady with light tropical (pineapple) notes. I think I actually perceive this as closer to 8 or 8.5% instead of 7% like the can states. I don't have a lot of experience with stronger witbiers, but this is one of the best smelling ones I've had the pleasure of experiencing. As I stated, the initial batches of this beer were quite underwhelming but this is quite impressive on the nose.

Wheaty and thick on the palate with lingering Bergamot orange peel notes, fruity/herbal coriander and estery yeast. Slight white grapefruit and pineapple/fruit cocktail flavors round out the mid-palate. More chalky yeast toward the finish with a semi-syrupy body that nevertheless displays some pretty solid carbonation upfront. Love how dry the citrus comes off here, and how chewy and heady the malt bill is for only 7%. Like I mentioned before, this feels like a bigger beer, and is certainly not a Summer crusher. Kudos to Two Roads for making this beer into a mildly-dangerous Summer sipper meant to help us slow down and appreciate the intense heat and longer days. I'm down for a few more!

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Photo of mickyge
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

for me this one is a bit too much. i am all for pushing boundaries, but i like my wit types a little more subtle and a little more drinkable than this one is. i think the special oranges are nice in aroma and flavor, but this beer is so far belgiany, like, the yeast has been done super warm and been allowed to really run, flavoring this beer far more than the wheat or the orange, and really making it overly intense for my tastes. there is some nice rugged sort of wheat character to this that i really like, and it being stronger isnt really an issue for me, i just get more of this aspect that i like. the orange has some bitterness to it, almost filling in for a more assertive hop finish, and it adds this oily pungent freshness thats great with the wheat. i just wish the yeast esters were scaled back a bit, it makes it too much, and its a turn off for me at this concentration. notes of honey and clover and daffodils and tangerine and even churned butter for a second, there is a lot going on here and it really is all very compatible, its just that the proportions are off a little for me. too intense for me to want to open more than one of these, but i like the road this starts down. some tweaks away from perfection, but i am so glad to have these two roads beers in the market now! hope it sticks around!

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Photo of CarmineJoseph26
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer with subtle orange effect!

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Bergamonster from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 89 ratings