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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11534) - 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 (752) - 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 (672) - 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 (3577) - 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 (5626) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3474) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On draft at the brewpub this came in the glass slightly hazy yellow with a small foamy head. Nose citrus hops with some coriander, Body is medium with nice mouthfeel. The flavor is very much full of spiciness and some ripe fruit in the background. The finish has a sourness that lingers and overall the result is a very nice drinking beer wiht lots of character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at Rubicon during Sacramento Beer Week. 10 ounce sample. Citrus, lemon, coriander notes in the aroma with a background of sour astringency. Doughiness also comes through. Decent aroma. Mostly hazy yellow body with a small, white, bubbly head. Starts with a little citrus lemon astringency before this smooths into a nice doughy maltiness in the middle. A little spiciness comes in later to finish. A little light, and seems a little lacking in the body, despite the fact that this has a nice flavor profile.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Church Key. Pours cloudy yellow with a dense and white head. Aroma is dry and spiced, light vegetable like. Smooth malty and light fruity. Phenolic and dry malty into the finish. Simple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
A hazy golden wit with a thin a thin white head. A light clove aroma, coriander, very smooth. In mouth, a crisp malt with coriander and curacao notes, a belgian american wheat, lighter bodied, but refreshing. On tap at Russian River Beer and BBQ Revival, August 15 2009.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Draft. Pale yellow beer with a whitish head. Wheat, spice, and orange aroma. Orange citrus, wheat, and light spice flavor. Medium-light bodied. Refreshing. Orange and spice lingers.


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