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Monkish Sueno de Los Angeles

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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(Spanish: “Dream of Los Angeles”) An experimental beer – based on a recipe from a dream the night before brewday – made for 2012 LA Beer Week using the chosen ingredient of prickly pear. This hazy, ruby-peach colored beer is brewed with a copious amounts of wheat, maize, & honey malt, and an unusually large amount of acidualated (sour) malt. During fermentation the beer is drowned with lots of prickly pear puree which contributes an underlying spicy tartness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
9/23/2012. On tap sampled during LA Beer Week. Pours light orange with a white head. Sour fruity aromas with malt and yeast. Tart and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Hazy orange pour with a tall pinkish-white head. Nice fruity nose, some prickly pear, yeast, and sugar. A hint of grass, light apples, a bit of pear, and a hint of banana. Sweet malt flavor. Nice bread and sugar, some nice fruity esters of banana, apple, and pear. A decent prickly pear note, some yeast, and a mild spice note.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Sampled at the L.A. Beer Week Union Station Festival. Nice almost fruit punch aroma. Little bit of a pepper skin taste along with the fruit. The alcohol does make it’s presence felt. Overall nice with some dubbel qualities to it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pink with pink head. no lacing. on tap BWF. 9/22/2012 aroma of tropical fruits almost no esters. light bread. taste is sweet with minimal tang and minimal belgian esters still. palate is a bit sticky. Glad this is a one off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazy, peachy hued body with a lasting white head with good lace and retention. Aromas of prickly pear, sort of watermelon like, tropical fruit. Some ester but relatively clean, some alcohol as well on the nose. Flavors are noticeably tart and quenching. Watermelon, prickly pear, medium acidity, very low alcohol heat, some minerallity. Lively carbonation, very dry finish, lingering fruity prickly pear. Very drinkable, the alcohol is unbelievably well hidden.


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