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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tropical lager brewed with fresh lemongrass and ginger to produce a truly unique taste experience. Perfect with spicy food, or just to chill from the heat of summer.

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2.5
Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2006
blah, this is a really weak beer. Definitely has some of that spice you’d find in a pumpkin beer but this is way watered down. Not worth it.

2.7
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Pale straw body with substantial carbonation and a pure white head. Unique and pleasant herbal aroma with pungent ginger spice and apparent lemongrass, plus some pale, lightly nutty malt qualities underneath. Flavor is medium sweet and buttery with overpowering ginger. Comes across as spicy, grassy, and a little soapy with medium bitterness. Insufficient malt character. Light-bodied palate. Too one-dimensional for my liking.

3.4
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Very interesting, yet refreshing beer. Lemon grass aroma with ginger. It poured a light blonde. Very interesting flavor, a lot of ginger, some citrus, a little tartness. Very light, it would be great back in florida in the summer!

3.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Draught @ Brewery: Smelled strongly of lemongrass and ginger, with hints of pine, fresh cut grass, and a little hop as well. Very pungent. Poured light yellow. Big, frothy, white head. Clear. Looks a little thin. No lacing. Flavors of lemongrass, ginger, honey, and barley. Spicy from the lemongrass. Mildly bitter and medium sweet. Long sweet finish. Light body. A bit oily in texture. Average carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew. Very refreshing and summery. Not sure I could drink more than one of these.

2.9
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2006
OK, this is fun bot on balance not so excellent. It’s unique - basically like chowing down at a chinese buffet and drinking a normal lager beer, but oddly contained within a beer. the lemongrass is nice and makes it taste like thai food. very pale yellow extremely white tight head. the ginger is notable too. nice light beer and light afteraste. overall chinese buffets = garbage bin but thiis is a good experience to have once, it’s unique and not terrible.

2.9
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2006
On tap at the Nodding Head. How can you go wrong with the name of Monkey Knife Fight? Poured a light straw color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of light grass and ginger. Tastes of grass, stronger ginger, citrus and a honey sweetness. Thinner body. A little to herbal and thin for my tastes.

3.3
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2006
sampler at brewpub. light straw color with good carbonation. Aroma is of ginger and leongrass(obviously) with some tart fruit and light sweetness. Taste is lightly tart, lemony, and alot of ginger across the palate-Am I drinking a beer or eating sushi...hmmmmmm...nice though. Refreshing. Would be a good pair with some sashimi, I think.

3.5
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Made with lemongrass and ginger as noted, flavor evokes Asian tropics. Lager base adds to smooth character. Best drank cold; flavor stars to turn grainy-sour as it warms and the effect of the ginger & lemongrass diminish. Interesting summer brew.

3.4
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2005
OK first off, I got a story about the Monkey Knife Fight that the Philly peeps might not know - about three years ago there were a bunch of graffitti-stenciled sidewalks in the Mission District in SF CA that said "monkey knife fight" and had a funny little graphic of three monkeys with knives to boot. for about a year, nobody knew what it was for or where it came from, no bands or gangs would fess up! there was even an article in the SF Gaurdian about the mystery. well the bartender said that the phrase comes from a Simpson’s episode, but we still don’t know which came first... back to the rating.... clear yellow gold color, a little fizz up the body. dense foamy white head. lemongrass & faintly sour hop aroma. flavor is LOTS of ginger right away! clashes a little with the lager-like flavors of slightly sour hops. the finish is a little dry and a little bitter. the aftertaste is lots of dry ginger powder. very creative foray.

3.5
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Light golden color with a decent lacing off white head. Little bit of yeast in the aroma with some citrus. Same in the flavor with some decent malt to it as well.


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