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Brewsters Blue Monk Barley Wine

Brewed by Brewsters Brewing Co. - Alberta
Style: Barley Wine
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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So named for its high alcohol content, the use of roasted and chocolate malts contribute to this beer's full flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
A very light aroma of barley and malt, pours an amber color with minimal carbonation and not much of a head. Pleasant malt taste, with light body and a barley scotch finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured from a bottle with a wax seal that sucks to open. Clear copper color, small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet/bitter malt flavor medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (296) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear medium red with a moderate, lasting tan head. Moderate carbonation. Noticeable aroma of malts - cereal like, with a little bit of grass. Taste is hoppy - moderate bitterness, a bit of spruce in the hops. Sweet malt underbody. Warming mouthfeel; full-bodied. Finish is a citrus like bitterness. Kind of neat how the hop tastes are different in the aroma, taste, and finish. Pretty good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (919) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is a deep maltiness that sheds some subtle roastiness and some caramel notes. The Malt character is meet by a nice clean bitterness that has some kick. Appearance is a medium dark brown/amber with a pearl head that retains well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1137) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft to goblet Plum, citrus, spruce, apricot, and caramel. Clear deep amber with a creamy off white head. Candied fruit, some orange, pepper, with a bitter finish. This is pretty good...good job Brewsters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma soapy with sweet base. Mild diacetyl, bit creamy pungent nose. Slight tartness, hinted red apple.
Appearance :
Top: rocky lighter top.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft textured. Mellow carbonation. Easy going for size.
Taste: Mellow sweet malts with slight alcohol heat.
Other notes nice solid character shown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A touch on the sweet side but this is really excellent. It comes together well. Nice smell, nice citrus, nice malt. Finishes sweet and sour. Red cloudy pour. I liked this one, nice. Cask Days 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1049) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
I dont know why, but i never rate Brewster’s beer. Usually because I’d have to add it to the database and then be the only rater of it I guess. Anyways Blue Monk is probably the best beer I’ve had there and this years version is quite good. Light copper with no head by the time I got it. Aroma is caramel, some dark fruits and booze. Easy drinking at 10%, with some caramel, fruit and pretty harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1427) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
2012 version on tap. Kinda taste like water after drinking end of days. Pours a clear amber color with a white ring that leaves some sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malts with a hint of caramel and dried fruit. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, dried fruits and some alcohol warming. One of Brewsters best brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
On Draft 2012 version. Pours a clear copper colour tiny white ring of lace is all after a minute or two. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit, a bit of booze. Flavours of caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, finishes with some slight bitterness. I think recipe has changed since description because there is no chocolate malt in this what so ever.

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