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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Five layers of malt create a complex, slightly sweet flavor balanced by five different hop varieties. The addition of free-range coastal waters and Rogue’s proprietary PacMan Yeast make this 12-ingredient elixir something Friar Tuck would enjoy! We hope you do too! Monk Madness Ale is brewed with 2-row Pale, Belgian Munich, Belgian Special B, Weyermann Melonoidin, and Amber Malts; Belgian Nobles, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial, and Summit Hops; measuring in at Plato 18 degrees, ABV 7.4 percent, 68 IBUs, 78 degrees Apparent Attenuation, and 36 Degrees Lovibond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of nuts, dark fruit, residual sugar, molasses. Tastes of roasted malt and spicy with lots of fruitiness on the finish. Not at all what I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2310) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
Red / orange brew that poured a weird coloured head that somehow appeared greenish brown, then just settled into a tan colour with ok retension and almost zero lacing. My second pour was much rougher and produced a nice thick cap that left a huge ammount of lacing everywhere. Aroma has lots of fresh fruit - mainly some dark nutty fruit and grapefruit, slight spice, good ammount of floral tones, slight malt, root beer? grape gum? I swear I keep noticing chocolate here and there...Taste is per the usual with Rogue - grapefruit and bitter and the usual malt content but this time the noticable malts were quite rich and roasted. The roasted malts that really come out when qutie warm but still get hammered down by the bitterness, which is becomming qutie a drag with these Rogue beers, I mean, does every single beer have to be like this? You get a Rogue in whatever style and it’s always heavily hopped to the point where one should wonder why every style needs this.....I digress...Nice sour and spicy bitter punch that really sticks to the roof of your mouth. Smooth beer that is just a bit thicker than medium bodied with tons of soft carbonation. If you let it get almost room temperature, then and only then can the malts dominate the aftertaste. Like most Rogue brews this one is packed with flavour and always highly drinkable and only recieves above average marks due to the complexity that can be found during a lengthy consumption period. I’ll add that the malts are quite tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
"Better then average looking beer but kind of boring, brown no visible floaties, with half inch of head and had amazing retention. Aroma is sweet but also bitter there is very mild but very noticeable alcohol, the warmer it got a sour wood like aroma starts to appear. I think I just figured out that the sourness is hops. I like this aroma it’s not over powering or even that good its complex and interesting, I’ve been sniffing for 25 minuets now. Mouth feel is light and crisp and has some very nice carbonation. Tasty bitterness very mild hoppiness and great tasting malts, lots of earthy tones with a mild alcohol finish, light and refreshing sweet and crisp. I like this brew you can drink it any time but its still dark and flavor full. Review done while watching Canada’s worst handy man."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle. This was something i love before i got a true taste of Belgian beers. Orange brown pour with a white head. Caramel, cherry, pear, and strong hoppy grapefruit. A decent beer just not much of a Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6641) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby chestnut color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and hoppy though a bit rough. The flavor was tangy, bitter, nutty and rough with harsh fruity and floral hops and a touch of caramel and pine. The finish was long, bitter and harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
It took some time for me to come around on this beer. It really does change quite significantly as it warms. My first thoughts was that this was just an undefined hoppy beer (just bitterness without any flavor). But the sweet malts finally poked it’s head out and decided to assert itself after awhile, and thankfully so. Still, I felt a little let down by the beer. Sure there was the hops, and the malt but so little character. It was drinkable, but I think Rogue can do better. At least I’d like to think they could do better. Not a stinker, but not their best either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2086) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2009
22oz. bomber: This one pours a darker amber/caramel color that is fairly clear. There was a finger’s worth of a tan head on mine. Not much lacing, though. The aroma is pretty nice. There are definitely some Belgian characteristics to it. Some yeastiness and breadiness to go along with some molasses. Faint aroma of some dark fruits also. The flavor is quite interesting: there is a lot going on here. There are various flavors competing, yet they are well balanced. Some bitterness, some sweetness, even a touch of smokiness. Very Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2009
A mix of ale styles that turns out well. An American brown/strong ale with some Belgian yeasts and hops. So unique and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
22oz bottle from Countryside Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark amber to brown color with a one finger tan head that settles quickly but provides lacing to the glass. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of floral hops, citrus, caramel, honey. Flavor is much of the same with nuts, spice, and notes of molasses and grapefruit. Generally medium body with a crisp hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Pours a murky orange-brown colour with a rocky three-finger tan head that retains well with great 3-dimentional lacing. The nose is sweet and vinous with very pronounced hops ranging from piney to citric to fruity. The flavour is a bit weak on the maltiness, but the hop flavours are brilliantly complex and mildly bitter, displaying more hop flavour than bitterness. The malts are lightly toasty and bready, but an odd raw vegetable flavour subsides mid-palate. The alcohol is hidden better in the taste than in the aroma. The body is thin and the carbonation is soft. Decent, but not worth buying again.

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