Cheeky Monkey Southern Wailer #17: Extra Special Belgian

Cheeky Monkey

Released February 9, 2015

Having spent a couple of hours in Cheeky Monkey head brewer Ross Terlick's company over the festive period, it's a wonder he gets anything done at this time of year. The brewery venue in Margaret River's popular Caves Road attracts so many guests the core beer tanks empty so fast it's like they've sprung a leak.

But somehow he's found the time to add to the brewery's growing list of specials they release under the Southern Wailer banner. The Extra Special Belgian is as you might expect from the title: part English style Extra Special Bitter (in other words, a rich, malt-led dark amber brew), part Belgian thanks to the use of the brewer's house Belgian yeast strain that's found in its flagship Hagenback Belgian IPA.

Ross calls it a case of "English sensibility meets Belgian flair" and tells us: "Using a blend of English and Belgian malt and hops we have created a beer with a toffee and honey malt backbone with a spicy, cleansing hop bitterness. Our Belgian yeast provides aromas of banana and pear with a hint of bubble gum."

Extra Special Belgian
38 IBU

Cheeky Monkey Brewery

Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Rd
Margaret River
WA 6285

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

10-6 everyday, except Christmas / Good Friday and before 12pm on Anzac Day


Whenever the brewer isn't grumpy or when the assistant brewer is here.

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