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B. Nektar Imperial Funky Monky

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Formerly brewed at B. Nektar Meadery
Style: Mead
Ferndale, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Simi Hendrix born Simian J. Monkenstein lived hard and drank well, one night in Belgium after a show during a wildberry induced purple haze Simian was mixing wildflower honey, tart Balton cherry juice and dry-hopped Styrian Goldings. The result? A Funky Belgian–inspired hopped cherry melomel. This revolutionary concoction was the inspiration for the mega hit ‘Funky Monky‘ sadly, Simi has disappeared into the French countryside but in his absence he has left us with an imperial libation to be treasured and savored. Don’t miss this its too funking good to pass up.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep red hued color with some purple tones as well. The aroma is really nice, the cherry pops out of this right up in front. Starts with a nice sweet cherry flavor that then transitions to a tarter almost cranberry like note. Sweet goodness. Some alcohol notes in the end that somewhat take away from the fruit flavors. This is one not to miss if you are a mead fan. Fruity heaven.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a beautiful red with no head. Chery, honey, very very very slight hops. A great tart dry and cherry taste, with a very sugary and sweet finish. The perfect beer to polish off the evening. Haters grab your two-buck-chuck and add some miller lite ya dummies! Another well done B. Nektar!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours brilliant red with a thin ring of pink bubbles. Aroma is Huge fresh cherries. Flavor is also huge cherry, but with a crisp tartness. body is light & crisp, with a clean finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Nice red pour. Aroma of cherries, blackberries, something a bit yeasty and dank, some cool hops. Flavor is sweeet/tart/some hop essence. This is damn good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
OMG! Pours to a ruby body. This mead was a delight! Sampled at GTMW, this mead was basically a cherry juice concoction that will get you really drunk. The aroma was of cherry juice and nice honey. The flavor was a really easy to drink fermented cherry juice and honey wine. I should have had another sample of this! Smooth palate that hides the ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby red with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a really nice cherry note with a nice sweet honey note and just a hint of hoppiness. Flavor has a nice slightly tart cherry note that combined really nicely with the dry honey notes.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
S_Side_Smitty (487) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours a deep burgundy-red (very much like a red wine) with a thin pink head. The aroma is cherries & yeast. Smells sour. Taste is completely opposite! Black cherries sweetened with sugar and maybe something citrusy. For some reason it makes me think of orange blossoms. Very viscous - it coats your tongue. This could be the fabled ambrosia.? Wow!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from James. Pours a burgundy red wine color with no head or lace. Aromas of cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, apple skins, brown sugar, and soil. Taste is sweet honey coated with tart cherry, vanilla, and earthy wildberries. A little boozey for the 12 percent. Very solid mead.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle shared MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours ruby red with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose is deep, dark cherry, lots of baking spice, muted honey sweetness, and not really any hops. Taste is the same--big pungent, sweet cherry juice, light baking spice, honey on the finish, and again--no sign of the hops. A bit of sharp, spicy bite on the finish. Not sure if that’s the alcohol or maybe the hops coming through. Slick and smooth with no carbonation. Awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 bottle...imperial funky monky. pours a clear ruby with mild carbonation and minimal to no head. beautiful sweet cherry nose with a touch of spicy hops, cinnamon, and some delicate honey. awesome...i really cannot believe how powerful the cherry comes across in the flavor as well...tart, yet sweet and fresh cherry juice comes rushing forward, with a subtle honey backbone...


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