Monkey Paw / Ashton Ivey Sister Nicos Habit

Brewed by Monkey Paw Brewing
San Diego, California USA
5.5% Belgian Ale | 8 Ratings |
SISTER NICO’S HABIT IS NAMED AFTER THE CAT OF OUR HOMEBREW CONTEST WINNERS ASHTON AND BETH IVEY. WHILE NOT EVERYONE IS A FAN OF NICO, WE ARE SURE YOU’LL LOVE THE BEER. WE ARE CALLING THIS A BELGIAN SESSION ALE. MALTY YET DRY, CRISP, AND REFRESHING, THIS BEER IS A DARK AMBER WITH A SOLID TAN HEAD. WE CHOSE THIS BEER BECAUSE OF ITS DRINKABILITY, AND WE THINK WE REALLY NAILED IT. ASHTON WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING THE BREWHOUSE ON THIS BEER AND HE DID A GREAT JOB. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE THIS BEER ON TAP AS ONE OF OUR TWO CONTEST WINNERS!

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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