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Brewsters Blue Monk Barley Wine

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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
So named for its high alcohol content, the use of roasted and chocolate malts contribute to this beer's full flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy dark amber color with red shades, small head. Flowery aroma, hoppy, sweaty, a bit spicy, with biscuity malts (7+). Lean body, nice malt and caramel flavor, old sweaty hops, average sweetness.
An interesting old American style Barely Wine, a bit oxidized.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Found this at the downtown Calgary Brewster’s last year. Cloudy, light amber, slightly below bubbly head. Fairly perfumey, with some oxidized caramelly character, and a hit of alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8133) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle - Caramel, butterscotch and some booze. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Light butterscotch and some raisin with caramel notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of resinous hops, caramel and stone fruits. Flavour is similar, with stone fruits, resinous hops, and caramel. Not very cohesive -- all the different flavours seem to clash quite a bit. It’s not a mess, but it’s not very harmonious. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (753) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Man they made this hard to get into (the bottle that is). Pours a red/copper with visible large bubbles. More than an inch of noisy bubbles. Aromas are fruity, and caramel, perhaps something like licorice? Quite pleasant, quite dry and hoppy, actually, for the style. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2405) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
355 ml botle. Pours a beautiful dark copper/orange with light head, Aromas of candi sugar, sweet malts, toffee, and fruit syrup with alcohol in the background. Flavors sweet doughy malts, brown sugar, and alcohol. Metallic hints. Bitter hot finish. Smells an looks great. Taste is not as good but still nice overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1275) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (298) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1124) - 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.


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