Troubled Monk One Wit Wonder

Reviewed by on May 31, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Troubled Monk Brewery

  • Origin: Red Deer, AB, CA

  • Rated On: May 31, 2018

  • Best Before: canned May 1, 2018

  • ABV: 4.6%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Witbier

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

One Wit Wonder is the first (I believe) in their new Long Weekend Series, obviously released for the recently passed Victoria Day.

This 355ml can pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat shiny bone-white head, which leaves some chunky coral reef pattern lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, a lesser biscuity wheatiness, coriander and black pepper spice, pink bubblegum, a faint estery yeastiness, some indistinct domestic citrus rind, and very tame earthy, musty, and grassy hop bitters.  The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, wet wheat crackers, sort of sweet-seeming coriander, muddled orange and lemon peel, weak yeasty notes, and some still well-understated leafy, herbal, and grassy hoppiness.  The carbonation is average in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a hint of spiciness perhaps creating a small snag in the proceedings here.  It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt and citrus fruitiness showing some lingering oomph.

Overall – this is a well-made version of the style, very flavourful and robust in its bearing.  Definitely worth checking out, at least until the next long weekend arrives (that gives you just over a month, so no huge hurry, I suppose)!

Brady White

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