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Delhaize Special Yeast - Monk

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Monk - Fruity Touch, ltd to 8000 * 75cl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4526) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Belgium. Hazy golden coloured with almond, malty, toffee and spicy fruit flavours followed by apricot and sulphur on the warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Yeasty aroma, banana. Malty flavour, yeast, light sweet. Sweet malty finish, banana. Surprisingly the best of the series for me.
(from 75cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12131) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small, creamy white head. Aroma has esters, malts, oranges. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dryness, mild malts, kinda sweet, still a hint of leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Another one in the "special yeast" collection for Delhaize, again in a limited edition of only 8000 bottles of 75 cl. Off-white, firm, quickly thinning head, pure golden blond colour with light haze. Aroma very fruity, orange, apricot, banana, pineapple, grapefruit, bread, honey, white pepper; taste fresh sweetish fruity in onset, orange peel, peach, rather strong carbonation, minerally, smooth with honeyish and caramelly maltiness, finish yeasty, a bit alcoholic and above all very hoppy, long and bitter, like the other ones in this series. Intended to allow the consumer to discover the impact of different yeasts on beer (they did the same thing with hops and wooden barrels) so, although very enjoyable as such, best compared with its three congeners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Blonde dorée claire, effervescence moyenne, col blanc crémeux. Principalement maltée, légèrement fruitée, présence de miel, quasi pas d’amertume. Sans intérêt si ce n’est de la comparer aux autres.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little buttery, fruit, littel spice. Flavor is malty, yeast, spice, honey, dusty, sweet fruity. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 230814

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer. Aroma is yeasty fruity malt, light spice. Flavour is dry fruity malty Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SVD (1513) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
@ Camping Ratebeer, hazy yellow beer, aroma and taste is a bit fruity, yeasty, meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized white head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of yeast, some yellow fruits and dried fruits, some malts, sweet herbs, banana and some sweet metallic/mineral tones Flavours of yeast, herbs, malts, some branches and malty tones, sweet wood, bitter, dried leaves, dried fruit and some dried wood, sweet wood, some light sweet glue ish tints, wheat and light corn with a light herbal hoppy touch. Aftertaste is a mix of yeast, bitters, malts, herbs and some dried fruits and dried branches. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light creamy light malty texture. First sip made me think this would be a drainpour, but than, with every sip it got a bit better which results in an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
75cl bottle bb09/2014 shared @Tristate Tasting II, Freiburg. Some pear and apple struggle to surface from a chemical, laden pale malt bog. Dry taste and palate saves drinkabilty, but ruins character. Oh those fruity monks! (Last one of the series and beginning to doubt whether these were stored properly...can the refermenting yeast turn so bad that even the malt base starts tasting cheap and chemical?)

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