Petite Monk
Wander Brewing

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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
ABV:
3.5%
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Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 9.76%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
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Wander Brewing
 
Washington, United States
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woemad from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz grunt sent to me as part of a massive porchbombing carried out by @beertunes. Apparently the idea behind this was to make a kind of Belgian session beer.

Poured into a Chimay glass, this was a clear, dark, reddish orangey amber color, with a thin beige head that quickly fell to a thin collar. No lace to speak of.

Mild fruity esters and Belgiany spiciness. Pears and coriander, in modest amounts. It actually reminds me of what a low-alcohol version of a Tripel might smell like.

The mild fruitiness and spiciness noted above carry over to the flavor. There’s a very restrained sweetness that is perfectly matched by an equally restrained tartness. There's a mild herbal, grassy hop flavor as well. It tastes like a low alcohol, super-drinkable version of a Belgian Pale Ale or even a Tripel.

Light bodied, with a slightly fizzy, effervescent mouthfeel.

There’s just enough Belgian character in it to check those boxes, but is also very light and refreshing. A Belgian spin on the lawnmower beer! It doesn’t compare to a well-made Belgian Golden Ale or Tripel, but it makes up for it with it’s easy drinkability and sessionable alcohol strength. I’d happily knock back a number of these on a warm day.

Mar 25, 2015
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is Wanders atke on a "Table Beer", which isn't listed here as a style. Served in 12oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear light brown color with 1/2 inch of light tan head that dissipated quickly, and left no lacing.

The aroma was very subdued, some light grains, and just a hint of yeast spice. The beer showed a bit more character on the tongue, with both the malts and yeast being bolder, but still pretty well blended.

The body was smooth and even, and just on the lighter side of medium. Drinkability was very good, the beer goes down very easily, and is gone before you know it. Overall, a very nice brew, one that has enough presence to be interesting, but not enough to distract you from the task at hand. Worth having a couple if you see it.

Nov 10, 2014
Petite Monk from Wander Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 5 ratings