Wheat Monkey | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Winter on 06-23-2009

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1/5  rDev -68.4%

Photo of Augustiner719
1.4/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wheat beer glass:

Pours a very light, very clear orange yellow color, similar to bud light. Has basically no head and terrible retention. This is a poor effort so far. The aroma is muted, really just has a touch of light peach fruit, maybe some artificial sugar. The taste is really terrible. Has a budweiser corn taste to it that is gross. Almost tastes like keystone light that you threw up. Has the gross stomach acid taste to it. Might be the worst tasting beer i have had to date. I actually prefer warm keystone light to this. Mouthfeel is gross. too flat, too light, too bland and way to off for a wheat beer. Drinkability is not good either. Highest score in this category because its light and low abv, other than that you need to aviod this fucker.

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of jrallen34
2.32/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into my Rochefort glass.

Pours a light honey gold, one finger of white head, gone quickly with a filmy residue. Medium lacing...The aroma is super light and boring, only tiny aroma I get is a little skunked wheat...The taste is just as bad as the aroma, super light wheat, but plain with lots of skunk, light feel, not easy to drink.

Overall, this is terrible. Maybe a good beginner beer but nothing for even a moderately experienced craft drinker.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.33/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

DATE TASTED: January 25, 2014... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner...OCCASION: finishing Clash of Kings, I believe... APPEARANCE: hazy, bubbly, thin-headed sallow gold body; nondescript otherwise; no lacing... AROMA: somewhat pungent, lemon dish detergent scent; some lager malts provide a backbone; slightest banana and apple... PALATE: medium-bodied slightly effervescent; almost sudsy in its aftertaste--fizzy...TASTE: such subtle flavors--lightly lemon; predominantly metallic ping akin to a pilsner; lacking a refreshing, clean drag--just dragging... OVERALL: I understand the attempt is a wheat ale, but Wheat Monkey straddles the styles without pulling the better elements of either into my mouth; instead, it's more like monkeying around, making use of a playful label and silly enough name to attract attention--by far the weakest of what was a successful mix pack...

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Photo of Winter
2.35/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a murky yellow with a short-lived white head. Aroma consists of a cereal-like wheat malt, with feint hints of sour lemon and banana. Mouthfeel is medium in body and the heavy carbonation is sharp on the tongue. The taste is not appealing at all. Opens up with a bland wheat malt taste that lingers throughout. Some tart lemon appears midway with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Finish is sour. Overall, not quite what I was expecting. I can't even say this is a good summer thirst quencher. With so many other options for this time of year, Lakefront's newest release falls short.

The best part about this beer is the purple cartoon monkey on the packaging. With a name like "Wheat Monkey" I was expecting it to taste more like a hefeweiss with some banana flavor from the yeast. Of course, this isn't a hefeweiss at all, and it clearly states so with "Wheat Ale" printed on the package. That's disappointing.

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Photo of beagle75
2.4/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Hazy, light golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy ropey lacing remains on the glass and bubbles lazily climb throughout the column.

S: Mild wheat, faint herbaceous hops that seem a bit stale, and scatter-shot carbon dioxide that disrupts other qualities.

T: Begins dry, with immediate carbonic acidity that is pungent and dominating throughout the first act. The middle sees acidity that is slow to recede, exposing neutral malt that is unremarkable until a whiff of crusty wheat joins later. The finish also yields some faint bubble gum esters but no detectable bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This wheat beer is likely to disappear completely amongst others of its style, with no distinguishing or particularly attractive features to set it apart. The harsh acidity that dominates its flavor profile volunteers some palate-scrubbing features, but ultimately goes overboard in its intensity. It lacks artful qualities, instead putting far too much emphasis on apology.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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Wheat Monkey from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 283 ratings