Monarch White Beer | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Monarch White BeerMonarch White Beer
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Monarch White BeerMonarch White Beer

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AtLagerHeads on 07-18-2002

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Ratings: 353 |  Reviews: 133
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tut2528
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a yellow-gold, with about 1 finger worth of head formation. Minimal lacing, high carbonation.

S: huge citrus notes both lemon and orange peel. I pick up on cloves and oats as well with a slight touch of peppery spices

T: identical to the nose. Citrus, orange peel and lemon zest. Slight oat notes with some spices and a slight touch of yeast

M: extremely light, very nice carbonation.

O: I think this would be an excellent beer for many who are just starting out with the micro/craft beers. It is a lighter beer and the drinkability is exceptionally high especially during the dog days of summer.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - lightly opaque golden wheat. White head with ok retention and low lace.

S - banana, wheat, apple, green grape, and honey. Touch of floral sweetness.

T - light banana, mostly soft wheat, lemon.

M - light carbonation, medium-light body.

O - decent to style. Light on complexity, but great drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Piccadilly off Neil in Champaign, IL
Best by 7/5/12
Poured into a tulip glass

I'm rather surprised by the negative reviews here. This was a fairly substantial witbier that hit many of the right notes: coriander, orange, a bit of graininess, and some herbs that can either be attributed to hops or actual herb usage. The low ethanol content and generally bright, fruit-meets-coriander-meets yeast flavors make this easily sessionable; what's not to like?

A somewhat forceful pour to halfway, then gently agitating the bottle to loosen the yeast, then finishing the pour produces a fairly nice 2cm head of clean, white bubbles that are quite dense. Head descends over two minutes to a ring around he glass with a few large islands of residual foam atop the body. Lacing is modest, but there, some streaks and dots appear after each sip. Body is a deep golden yellow color, opaque from the re-suspended yeast, but carbonation is visible along the upper sides of the glass.

Aroma of yeast, mild orange, coriander, a bit of grainy cereal, very faint banana. Good, upfront, robust.

Taste opens with strong coriander blended with mild orange and malt sweetness. Some yeast flavor is present, with grain and spicy, vaguely peppery notes in the back. Mild orange flavor rides out through the finish, along with yeast and coriander. Aftertaste is somewhat bland, sweetness with muted coriander and orange.

Body is medium-heavy, surprising for the ethanol level, and very smooth, possibly due to the addition of oats. Carbonation is moderate, producing a slightly foamy result across the palate. Close is semi-dry, from lingering sweetness.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Not sure about the last guy but mine poured pretty cloudy with some yeast particles swimming about. Head is a sad one with only a mild lace ring and mild bubbles of carbonation.

S - Smells of a typical Witbier maybe a touch mild with the lemon or coriander but yeast smells light and interesting enough.

T - A touch dry and kind of average but it's decently crafted with mild chalky yeasts, lemon, and a touch of spice. Drinkable enough.

M - Light to medium pretty much in line for the style.

Overall not a real great example of the style but better than your average one. Maybe it needed more carbonation to give the beer a more spritzy taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Monarch White Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 38.5% out of 100 with 353 ratings
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