Monarch White Beer
Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Belgian Witbier
Ranked #527
Ranked #42,847
3.56 | pDev: 12.36%
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Reviews: 133 | Ratings: 358
Photo of maxpower
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and hazy pale golden color, spicy, earthy citrus aromas, nice white creamy head that sticks to the sides of my glass. Fresh wheat and mild spice flavors, crisp carbonated mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry with a touch of orange, good for the style, a very refreshing and drinkable brew.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was just so-so. Nothing to write home about on this one. It poured a more than huge kept overflowing and overflowing and overflowing. It had a white head with fine-small sized bubbles. The body was cloudy with a lot of lively carbonation and a pale yellow hue. The nose was moderately malty, hoppy and some notes of lemon. The flavor was malty, hoppy and tart with a tingly, thin and watery texture and light bodied. The lacing of this beer was very, very sparse.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally sampled on 2 April 2003. I am writing this review from my notes. This is a reasonably good version of a Belgian White. It's not Hoegaarden, but it's quite refreshing. Nice & spicy on the nose w/ the characteristic crisp taste. Thanks hopsrus for this one

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Photo of jackndan
2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Monarch White, or Wit, as we are calling it here. Well, I got through the six pack, and I’m convinced that I don’t like this beer. It is a glowing yellow, very hazy, with not a lot of head. What head there was did not impress: bubbly and pure white. The aroma is dominated, not by banana yeasts, but the malts. The taste is simply Zima, in my view, kind of like a flat gin and tonic, suffused with bubbles, cooled and sold as a beer. No aftertaste, in fact, not a whole lot of taste to speak of anyway.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Labeled Monarch White - An Anniversary Special Edition. This is a pale, cloudy yellow with a decent white head that diminishes fairly quickly leaving spotty lacing on the glass. The nose is sulphurish and banana-like with hints of the wheat heritage. The flavor is very pale and bland, like an understeeped tea or instant lemonade made with too little powder. Not bad, but likelwise not impressive. Crisp finish and dry final flavor.

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Photo of pdxlover
1.89/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The appearance of the beer as it poured into the glass was very nice, slightly higher carbonation than most Wit-styled beers. Medium-bodied head. The smell was that of a typical american big boy lager, more Heilemann's than Hoegarden. The taste confirmed this. There was no Citrus or Banana or Clove flavor, simply middle of the road use of hops. I had to look twice at the label to make sure that I was pouring the right beer. This beer bore no resemblance to any Wit style beer I have ever had and I was greatly disappointed. It was very close to Hamms or Pabst in flavor and smell.

This was the first problem I have had with any of the Two Brother's products so I am hoping I simply got "a bad batch." The other reviews seem to confirm this.

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Photo of mikes2923
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pale yellowish color with very little head. Light tasting with a very obvious citrus taste with a hint of spice. Certainly not a brew to choose if you were looking for something heavy and complex, but with summer approaching this is a great beer to sit drink outside at a BBQ, or any other activity which involves beer (which if I had my way would be a lot more!). All in all, I liked this one and definitely will buy it again.

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Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, this beer poured a dark straw color with a small white head with little lace. It had an aroma of coriander, citrus and hops. The flavor was of hops, coriander and citrus. The finish was not a light or refreshing as other wit/white beers I have tried, but the spice, while strong, was not as overpowering as some others. A good beer worth trying, but then again nothing to make it stand out over some of the others that make their mark due to the aforementioned.

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Monarch White Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 358 ratings