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Monarch White

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Two Brothers Brewing Company
Warrenville, IL
USA
http://www.twobrosbrew.com/

Style: Belgian White (Witbier)

Jill’s Rating:
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Comments:
Pair With:
• Bass
• Crab
• Eggs
• Halibut
• Lobster
• Salads
• Salmon
• Shrimp
• Sushi
Having sampled other Two Brothers anniversary beers, I was looking forward to seeing what they did with the Belgian wit style.

It poured with a small head and was a beautiful golden straw color. The nose, with a fantastic orange and coriander fragrance, promised great things to come.

Unfortunately, the rest of the beer didn’t deliver. Although it had some big spice flavor, the beer came off as slightly bitter—not what I would expect from this style.

Overall, this is a decent beer, but if Two Brothers decided to add it to their regular offerings, I would hope that they’d tinker with their recipe a little bit because this version is lacking some complexity that you usually find in other breweries’ version of the wit.

Reviewed by Jill Jaracz on May 30, 2008.
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