Cheeky Monkey Blonde Capuchin – RETIRED

Style
Summer Ale
ABV
4.9%
Bitterness
18IBU

On The Crafty Pint's first visit to Cheeky Monkey in the Margaret River just before it opened, we managed to steer our poky hire car over one of the saplings freshly planted in the car park. On a second visit at Christmas 2014, we were relieved to see the car park trees flourishing and, more importantly, the brewery and venue absolutely cranking too. WA tends not to do things by halves when it comes to microbreweries and that's certainly the case at Cheeky Monkey, which had drawn a crowd in the hundreds before the clock even hit midday.

And it's with such large and thirsty crowds in mind that brewer Ross Terlick (pictured) concocted a new addition to the brewery's core range. The Blonde Capuchin is a summer ale in every sense of the word: it's relatively light in body, with gentle malt sweetness and an appealingly soft, melon like hop aroma that's enticing without smacking you in the chops. And the last of these characteristics comes from the rather underused Aussie hop Summer, a variety that's a world away from the big hitters like Galaxy but which can make for subtly alluring beers. The bitterness is gentle, there's a refreshing tang from the use of wheat and, in all likelihood, it's a beer that will join their pale ale in draining from the tanks faster than the brewers can fill them up.

Published December 17, 2014

Name
Cheeky Monkey
Address

4259 Caves Road
Margaret River
WA 6285

Phone
Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

Caves Road venue:
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 6pm
Vasse Tap House:
Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: 2pm to 6pm

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