Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Murrays Punk Monk
Brewery: Murrays Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Format: 640ml Bottle
According to Head Brewer, Shawn Sherlock, "The basic idea for this beer is that it is an invented style - a hybrid of a few Belgian styles and influenced by Saisons, Belgian Blond Ales, with a nod to Belgian Trippels.
Murray's Punk Monk carries the classic estery and lightly phenolic Belgian yeast character from the blend of authentic Belgian ale yeasts used. The body of the beer is complex with round biscuity German malt flavours initially filling the mouth before a surprisingly dry, summery finish for a beer of this size.
It is this dry finish that keeps it very moreish and drinkable - but dangerous at 7.5% ABV.
Also marking it as unusual for a Belgian style is its spicy late hop character. The beer isn't a hop driven style by any means but there is a stronger presence than in most Belgian styles which adds to the overall complexity of the beer.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Nose of light hop and yeast esters. Smooth mouthfeel, prominent banana flavours. Light bitter finish with Belgian linger.