Trapeze Monk | Big Top Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Top Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigtopbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Come let our trapeze monks entertain your taste buds with our citrus infused, highly carbonated witbier. This Belgian has a pale and cloudy body that will soar you into the crisp finish you’ve be waiting for.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,541
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
43
pDev:
16.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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2.92/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Arrives a cloudy, dark grapefruit color. The white head has good retention and good lacing.
Smell is definitely the weak spot here. Some notes of bread dough and crackers. Nothing else to be found here despite repeated searches.
Taste is an improvement with notes of hops, crackers, malt and some light orange presence. Balance is good.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence. Drying with a relatively clean finish.
Admittedly, this is a style I drink rarely but, as it is a new and very local brewery, I felt it important to try all the offerings they have currently. A decent wit in my estimation but no standout. Needs nose.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can..2-23-17 says the sticker on the six pack holder

Pours hazes typical wit looking lighter and yellowy... minor off white film and just a glimpse of lacing

Light coriander sniff

More coriander on the palate with some light lemon and wheaty malts...

Nothing amazing going on here..but this is an easy drinking and enjoyable enough wit

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of speed24601
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of avisong
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wilfonzo
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kimbo_slice17
4.64/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Refreshing and fizzy

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Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear piss yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only some specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange peels are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange peels with underlying hints of wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer lacks the coriander spices that most other beers in the style have, but the aromas and flavors of orange peels make it pleasant to smell and drink. It goes down very easily so it could make for a good beach beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of JamesB63
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iridius
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sean-fu
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottBodager
4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass. Poured fairly aggressively and there was zero head. Literally nothing. Mouth feel was as expected, unfortunately. Appearance was light gold and pretty transparent. Smells of bread, citrus, and faintly of spices. The spice is more noticeable on the tongue. Taste....well balanced and dryer than I would expect with the wheat and citrus notes at the forefront. Very refreshing and goes down easy.
Overall I think I just got a bad batch that lost the majority of its carbonation somehow. Big top is a great local brewery and I've enjoyed all that I've tried from them so I'd try Trapeze monk again in hopes it'd be better at the pub.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks only marginally better than it smells, mostly banana on the nose, flat, under-carbonated.

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Photo of SFC21
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer confounded me. The first few sips, when it was ice cold, were outstanding. Great traditional wit flavors with the orange really jumping out. I was thinking this was going to be a summer go-to. But as it warmed the flavors all became muted and somewhat stale. It was very odd, as usually flavors open up more as the beer warms. Will probably try again to see if those great initial flavors carry through to the end.

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Photo of apurpura214
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Trapeze Monk from Big Top Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 43 ratings