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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Double IPA aged in French oak Chardonnay barrels with Brett. Deep within the tortured aberrations of a monk’s mind there lay a concept of a Holy Grail of beer -- a beer oft imagined but never tasted, strived for but never achieved. It’s Belgian heritage manifested in its yeasty complexity, softened and rounded in its cooperage Français and made to sparkle like the stars first seen by his distant predecessor Dom Pérignon. Bitter Monk Belgian Double IPA is such a beer. Redolent of citrusy hop bittering and massive malt infusion, this is a beer to ponder, to sip, and, even for a monk, to dream. Why then is the monk so bitter? What provokes that sly smile? What is he wearing under that flowing robe? A triple-fermented beer gives him three times the mystery. Remember, anything worth doing is worth over doing. Nothing exceeds like excess. Even for the cloistered. And what rough monk, his hour come round at last, slinks slowly toward Brussels to be reborn.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2213) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Hazy pale, peachy gold pour with a 2-3 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is full of juicy citrus, brett funk and oak, some sharp vinous notes, spicy hops, a little pine, orange blossom, and a touch of tropical fruit. Flavor is cereal and bretty funk up front, followed closely by toast, light toast oak, more sharp, but fruitier vinous notes, hay, lots of fruity, floral, and citrus hops, with a touch of pineapple forward tropical fruit in there. Lightly bitter, oaky and slightly funky finish. Medium body with a fairly juicy feel up to the, dry, slightly acidic finish and has a nice, medium strength, but small bubbled, blanketing and spritzy carbonation. Pretty freaking good, its several steps out from your normal IIPA (Brett funk, oak, wine barrel, pale malts-probably no caramel, and likely a Belgian base yeast), but that definitely doesn’t detract form how enjoyable it is, in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4340) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
750mL bottle. Hazy gold with a good sized white head. Aroma is citrus, straw, yeast, grain, grass, herbal. Taste is of citrus, slightly tart, straw, lemongrass, and oranges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4538) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. The look is cloudy, white head, apricot juice. The smell is wine, wood, fruit, salty, oak, complex, interesting, rustic, and good. The taste is alchol, tart, bitter, hops, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rekvium (22) - - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle, Thanks a lot Martin!!! Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of funk, brett, citrus, lots of hops. Taste is amazing! Dry, a bit tart and bitter! Lots of brett and tangerine, holy jebus, some spicy notes. This is what a brett double IPA should taste like!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (1028) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of orange, Brett, funk, hops, vinious, no malts, dry. Taste is funk, bitter Crisp. Carbonation is medium. Dope shit. Extreme dry

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1259) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2015
750ml bottle pours cloudy orange with 2 finger head. Nose is dusty lime, juicy orange and citrus, some grassy herbs, light funkyness. Taste is herbal grassy orange zest, dusty lime, doughy oak, some soft white wine funk, juicy citrus. Finishes dry, doughy lemon lime, citrus zest, white wine, soft oaky smoothness, light hint of malt cracker. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (3041) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Batch 3 May 2015. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained off white head, with slight Belgian curtain lacing. over a slightly hazy, dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus, herbal notes from the hops, light cereal from the malts, vinous notes from the barrel, hints of clove, light funk from the yeast......taste is slightly floral sweet, with barnyard, citrus notes primarily lemon, hints of orange, moderate funk, slight pine vinous tones, slight woodiness, mild sour notes, finishing with a moderate bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, alcohol warmth present. carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. This is a delightfully complex beer in both aroma and flavor. It is loaded with nuances and is not really an I/DIPA. It is a sour, Belgian, wood aged beer and really does not fit neatly into any of the RateBeer categories. That does not make it a bad beer, just hard to place as to style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (574) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. Opaque golden/amber with a frothy offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma with hints of caramel, alcohol, resin, citrus zest. Medium to robust bodied with mdoerate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet and intensely bitter. More of a hoppy Belgian ale than a Belgian IPA. Citrus and alcohol bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3990) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle at de Molen. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of white wine, bretty, fruity hops, some flowers and slightly cheesy. Flavor is bitter, fruity, a bit sourish. Amazing balance and lovely flavor. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
750ml bottle I stole from Johnny, I hate that prick .. . Tan .. Really a lot of foam .. Exacto.. Brett, balsa wood, citrus, and dried grass .. Mouth is uplifting, remember the finish .. . Another great brew by anchorage .. . . I eat bugs, what of it?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1788) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
With Z, pours a rusty light golden pour with a beige head. Nose is sweet tropical fruit, rich in passion fruit. Taste is fruity conflated with spices and some mild tartness. Ends on a hoppy and yeasty finish . Quaff Score 7 /10

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