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Brewed by Steam Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American IPA The Cock & Bull Monk’s Habit uses a selection of New Zealand and American hops and British malts. This 7 % IPA bursts with a complex combination of hop aroma, flavour and bitterness.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1152) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
12 May 2006 (AIBA 2006-Rating 11) - On tap. Big passionfruit, light malt aroma. Brown-red colour, good head and great sheet lacing. Sweet big passionfruit and big fruit flavour. Finishes big on fruit and a nice lingering nicely balanced aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
On tap at the Malthouse in Wellington. Not sure of the genre but comes across like a fruity, hoppy pale ale, something you might see in the US. Dark amber, almost vienna lager like in appearance. Very mild nose with faint estery fruity notes. Fruits and hops to taste, a little offbeat but I can’t put my finger on why this is so. Classy and well built.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2006
Beautiful passionfruit nose, slightly hazy at low temp, once it warms up has a good fruity hop bitterness that is balanced by a cloying sweet alcohol warmth,

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisC67 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2006 does not count
This beer is a RELIGIOUS experience! Its giot flavour aroma.. and when you least expect.. a hell of a kick. It’s worth Emigrating for.. or even sneaking over in a shoe box.. just for a quaff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
Good amber chestnut colour; no head left. Very good, aromatic hops nose, but some ureum. Good cookie malts taste, balance sweet-bitter is near perfection. Cookie malts with hops making it halfway GB-USA. Wouldn’t call it Belgian, though. Warming MF, well bodied. Tasted it rather poor circumstances, which makes it all the more remarkable. Deserves rerating, if ever...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Draught at Cock & Bull, Auckland. Copper colour, slightly hazy. Orangey perfumy nose. Sweet with remarkably soft mouthfeel. Very flavourful - almond, caramel and hay, yet it feels pleasantly light in the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Tasted 01/01/2005. 330ml bottle from Steam Brewing, via mail. 7%. Red-brown, a little murky, slightly woody appearnace, with hints of green (at a certain angle, in a certain light). Light-tan, very lacey, disappearing head. Big caramel hit on the nose, as I pour, that is overtaken by grassy, resinous, woody, sea water, aniseed and a touch of chlorine. Complex, at the least. Toffee comes in later. Flavour is a dry astringent toffee, that suggests kettle caramelisation, with a very bitter middle that is balanced by some subtle caramel sweetness and a peppery spiciness. Finish is toffee and pine. Medium weight, soft carbonation, saliva inducing bitterness. Full on. More of an American IPA, I think, than trappist. A touch more sweetness, on the nose and in the mouth, would benefit this one but it’s a very well-made beer. Re-rate 26/01/2005 - Tried again, warmer, delicious, more malt balance in both the aroma and the flavour, lost that chlorine-like sharpness that I was getting when colder. Way too drinkable for 7%. Upped from 3.7 to 4.1.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2005
It is odd that we would look at this beer and feel that it is low in alcohol. 6.5% for a belgian ale? OK, these are meant to be session beers which in other countries could even be half the ABV. Good look in the glass and a fair nose with hop aroma and a delicate spiciness. Flavour is good and the alcohol content is noticeable. The best of the beers I tried at the pub and one that could take a bit of future finessing. I think they should drop the Trappist refernce too

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2005
ABV is 7% must have modified receipie Red/amber in colour with thick white head. Big saaz hop and fruit flavours. Tastes similar to Dark star with higher abv and different colour. Supposed to be based on Belgain abbey style but is far from it. Does get better as it warms up though.


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