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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Witty Monk is our unique take on Belgian wheat ale. The Belgians are known for their individualistic approach to creating beers. In that tradition, we have created this wheat beer using North American malts and hops, a Belgian Trappist yeast strain, and a little-known spice from West Africa called Grains of Paradise. The resulting brew is left unfiltered, and, therefore retains a cloudy appearance and a bit more of the spicy, dough-like yeast character. It may be different, but this beer is no joke!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a hazy pineapple with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of heavy Belgian yeast and clove. Tastes like it smells with a bit of peppercorn as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Okay, but too yeasty for my preference.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, phenolic, very light spice, fruity, not very belgian. Taste is wheaty, fruity banana. Palate is med bodied, a little syrupy. Average, a little off style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Light hazy hay yellow liquid with medium white head. Aroma of perfume, spices, grain and earth. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with perfume and perfume. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very phenolic...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is light in coriander and lightly hammy. Taste is moderate perfume and faint grainy wheat. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Bright yellow hazed coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is subdued wheat grains, hints of orange, citrus. Flavour is crisp and tangy wheat, little banana phenol, grain tannin. Palate is very lively , spritzy carbonation, some grain tannin. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Pours very hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is yeasty fruity. Med body. Flavor is wheat, but there’s some banana ester and other fruit; some yeast. A little earthy. Maybe more than a little. Sort of a very different hefe in a way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (870) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at brewery. Aroma is very Clove some orange some banana esters. Flavor is very fruity. Lots of banana that shouldn’t be in a wit, but it works well, this is a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap: pale, hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is yeasty caramel with citrus. Flavor is caramel sweet with soft orange, honey, a slight yeasty spice and a light toasted bread. Decent beer, a bit too sweet and lacking in the spicy kick I like in wit beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Draft at City Beer’s 5th Anniversary. Hazy pale golden-beige in color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is typical of the style, wheaty and yeasty with orange and coriander. The flavor is also fairly standard, well done but not a standout, with Belgian yeast, wheat, spice, and citrus peel. Medium-light body with medium-plus carbonation. A solid but very standard witbier overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5938) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2010
08 version on tap at Naked City. Nose of corriander, orange, wheat, light fruity sweetness. Pale yellow golden, not much in way of head. Flavors of wheat, oranges, coriander, lightly fruity and sweet. Light body, easy to drink, and moderately refreshing.


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