bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2017 fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice thin sheets of lacing. Tons of belgian yeast character in the aroma, sharp fruity notes, stone fruit, mineral, wet limestone mineral funk, a little banana, fruity, citrus, spice and light pine hops, and toasty, cereal, Pilsener-like malt. As it warms some pine and more spicy hop notes come out in the aroma and, to a lesser extent, the flavor. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, light nutty notes, mineral, spicy hops, light caramel, stone fruit and under ripe apple esters, wet limestone, hints of grass and tea, light vegetal notes, a little caramel and decent citrus to the finish. Palate has a light to medium body, oily entry, lighter, thinner and pretty dry finish, and medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation. Good stuff overall, could use a bit more American or Pacific hop influence to really make it great.
Ogle. Amber beer with a cream head. Spice and grapefruit aroma. Yeast and spice flavor with grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Yeast and grapefruit liners with light spice and light pine. Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
Growler from Summerhill LCBO. Pours a clear orange/amber colour with average-sized off-white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, tropical fruit, light toast and spice. Flavour is more Belgian than IPA with fruity Belgian yeast, some modest tropical fruit hoppiness, gently toasted graininess and a bit of clove. Average body. Solid. Sammy (12761) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
creamy mouthfeel. more belgian yeast than anything. caramel. on tap at summerhill. alexsdad06 (10805) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
12 oz bottle from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, caramel, some Belgian yeast, light spice, citrus, but some medicinal character distracts. Cajun (541) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours amber white head. Spicy, over-ripened fruit, raisins....but with a bite of citrus. Hoppy, but fruity and flavorful. Bananas, cloves... but with that dry smack in the finish. Complex. I really enjoyed this one.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow w/fizzy head. Aromas of fruity hops and citrus. Smooth hoppy taste with citrus and pine tail. GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
May 3rd, 2014 - The joke here is what makes the Monk Grumpy is the empty steiner, but I doubly appreciate the artist’s rendering of the monk, his chin mirroring the brother’s paunch, and a scathing eye looking for something to denounce or complain about. Like the sub-reddit of "Monks pointing at things", this puts me in the mood for a yeasty, tasty and semi-sweet beer. And this Grumpy Monk delivers, in some aspect. The nose is very sweet, with peach and pear juice, and even lemonade, to the extent that the aroma smells like a Belgian ale mixed with a shandy - a monstrosity no doubt concocted at a golf course somewhere on a hot day. The flavor is sweet, too, though not as much as the aroma. And like many beers from Sam Adams, I feel that the carbonation is too aggressive and pushy. It has some malt character and a bit of a hop twang, whereas the yeast ropes in peach and strawberry. But all these flavors feel very out of alignment, the balance very askew and mashed together. coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Smells of Belgian yeast with an IPA twist. The taste is more IPA than Belgian but it is a good mix. This deserves a fair rating. Not all macrobrews are horrible.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone IslandHaole (1299) - Misawa, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2016
Clear light Amber color with beige head. Mild banana, yeast and citrus peel. Bitter but has the unusual yeast that IMO, distracts rather than compliments the hops. Not a fan of this mixture of two styles that I enjoy on their own. Aggiebob (1297) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Amber with a cream colored head and lacing. Aroma spices, fruitiness and malts. The taste also had some pine in it. A very tasty Belgian ale.