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Dragonmead Dead Monk Abbey Ale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This Belgian beer is brewed in the style of the Trappist Monks. Belgian Candi Sugar, Pilsen, Aromatic and Caramunich malts are balance by E. Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood and Saaz hops to construct a "Big Beer". Traditional White Beer Yeast is used to make this beer have a large mouth-feel and lingering spice notes in the finish. O.G. 1.085, ABV 8.0%


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Growler. Well, a definite Belgian beer taste. Very malty, yet somehow creamy and smooth. Still sugary, as should be expected, but kind of easy going down.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (160) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
A very bubblegum and banana ester aroma. Appearence is clear gold, minor head and lace. Taste is a mildly sweet toffee, honey, banana, and some brown sugar. Palate is standard for a belgian style. Overall, very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Brown pour, beige head. Flavors of dates and dried figs, some raisiny notes. Sweet caramel notes and a bit of unpleasant hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (261) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Didn?t find too sweet, but definitely tasted alcohol with this one. Clove, Belgian yeast. Strong nose of bubble gum and banana. Darker amber pour. Good as a 1/2 pint.Followup: Honestly, probably one of the better Belgians at DM.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
chucklemation (322) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Red beer with no distinct aroma or flavor. The malts are barely there. Overall an okay beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
Taste is sweet sweet sweet. Aroma is fruit and booze no carbonation. ... Wish it had more body

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Dragonmead 3-13-09. Smelled and tasted just like a lighter version the dubbel. Light fruits, syrupy, and a little too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Belgian yeast aroma of cloves and sweetness. Dark amber red pour with no head. Much of the same with the flavor, bannana’s cloves and ripe fruits. But a slight tart finish. Not bad. its very smooth as well, I liked this more than I thought I would.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2008
20070113 Tap at HDG Daze. Thin bodied, cardboard, floral, grainy. Honey sweetness. Redeeming grassiness but pretty lame all around.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear copper color with an off white head. Aroma, spices and lots of them, cloves, and yeast. Flavor, spices, again almost overpowering, some alcohol, yeasty, and doughy. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007

clear dark gold, wispy off white head, bubbles of lace, hot sweet banana aroma, thin body, lots of sweet fruity flavor, touch of spicyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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