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Milk Street Funky Monkey

Brewed by Milk Street
Style: Bitter
Frome, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Colour: Dark gold. Summertime blonde beer which uses lager, malt and organic Perle Hallertau hops. On the nose there's an emphatic citrussy and lemon character with grainy malt lingering in the background. On the palette there's a whisper of grainy malt followed by more citrus (lemon and lime) before the dry finish with developing bitterness and an undertone of citrus fruit. An exceedingly well-balanced blend of malty and hoppy flavours to which you will want to keep returning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5833) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 27, 2015
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, acid citrus. The flavour is light bitter with an acid lemon lime citrus palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Unusual but uninspiring. Tastes more like cask yeast than the fruit beer that it’s supposed to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Gravity, 7th Hinckley BF, 11/09/14. Headless orange. Fart and nut nose sprinkled with Amaretto. Mineral and shrub stillness with likeable lemon cake crumbs. Dull but passable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8417) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
At the Crow Bar at End of The Road Festival, Friday 29th August 2014 Pours amber with a whiteish head. Fruity and with a light banana toffee edge, a little sweetness lingers. Light bitterness. Fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Black Heart, Camden, London. Pours orange with beige head. Fruity and slightly hoppy with bit of bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2013 - Dark Orangey Gold in colour. Fruity; orange, lemon and tangerine citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty sweet grainy malts. Moderately bitter citrus fruity hoppy over sweet malts. Dry finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham, 26/08/13. Clear copper golden with a thin off white head. Nose is bready malts, grain, summer fruit, toffee. Taste comprises sugars, berry fruits, grass, nutty tones, caramel, light earthy hop notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish with bitterness. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Cask, half pint at JDW Flying Horse. Nice golden-brown body, close to clear Diminishing white head, dotted spots to the glass. Modest malt-fruity aromas. Caramel, honey and dusty hops to the taste buds. Bittersweet tail. Medium to thin bodied. Satisfying Brit bitter on an average level, more or less (Gatwick, airside 03.07.2013).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11674) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter Strange soapy flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Leafy, earthy hop bitterness defines this Bitter, lasting long after the comfortable roundness of lightly honeyed malts is forgotten.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-The nose is rather unassuming.
-Orange-scented tea leaves appear on occasion.
-The mouthfeel is slick which, with the nice bitterness, increases drinkability.
-A touch of stone-like minerals (hard water?) is perceptible.

On cask at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3066) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask@the billiard hall, west brom. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma lemon and other citrus fruits. Taste is citrus fruits, berries, caramel and some piney hops. I like this for some reason, different and not what i was expecting. Very good.

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