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Struise Pruned Monk / Moine aux Prunes

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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aardmonnik with plums.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Säuerlich ausgereifter Antrunk mit dezenten und säuerlichen Fruchtnoten von Pflaumen und Kirsche, konstant und ausgewogen. Das Bier ist wenig holzig, die hintergründige Säuerlichkeit wird intensiver oder gar agressiv. Auch die vorhandene Erdigkeit bleibt konstant. Sehr süffig, zum Ende wieder fruchtig, dazu passend malzig. Ein süffiges und tiefgehendes Bier, bei dem es viel zu entdecken gibt! 11/11/11/9//11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Light brown frothy head - short lived. Sourish nose. Sharp vinegary sourness with an acid edge - but remains pretty drinkable even for a non sour lover.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear dark red brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy berry, tart berry, vinegar, salty, wood, plum, caramel - roasted malt, dried fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100304]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
On tap at Pre ZBF 2010. I had this straight after the regular Earthmonk and I have to admit that I found this just a bit too sour. It isn’t quite as balanced as the regular Earthmonk. Still a really good Flemish sour beer, with a touch of salt and vinegar crisp sourness to it. I’d still drink it over most beers, but I’d prefer the straight Earthmonk

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
A Mes and Sim rate. Draught at Pre ZBF.
Dark red-brown coloured with an amazing head and great lacing. Sweet and sour with a dry fruitiness that you would expect from a Pruned Monk. Incredibly rich, with some fantastic spicy notes and just all round full on Earthmonky madness. So acidic but somehow amazingly tolerable. Incredible sour fruity finish. Wow, just wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
Pre- ZBF ... deep black ... perfect tan head ... soft cherry fruit nose ... again that nice spicy sharp zezty fruit ... tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Tasted after just one week in the bottle, courtesy of Urbain at the schoolhouse. Nearly black, beige head, great lacing. Has prunes obviously, port wine, red wine vinegar. Very pleasant sourness. Subtle and complex, a ton of character. Already a shockingly good brew, I would love to see it mature.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Draft @ pre-ZBF March 5, 2010. Pours deep reddish brown, darker than the original Earthmonk, topped with a huge khaki head. Very wild, funky, tart aroma, with notes of wood, black cherry, and other dark fruits. Flavor of sour cherry, oak, and balsamic vinegar; dark fruit cuts the sourness and funk a bit. Tart, sour cherry finish. Really tasty and very drinkable. I’d be very interested to try this again alongside un-pruned Earthmonk.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Sample from Urbain. Pours nearly jet black with a huge tan head that has amazing retention and lacing of God. Aroma is enormous balsamic vinegar, prune distillate, prune seeds, vinous notes. Taste is very sour but not overwhelming with lactobacillus, pediococcus, prune pits, sour black cherries, oak, massive balsamic vinegar. Mouth-watering sourness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
Had this at Pre ZBF March 5th 2010 Pours dark brown with a light beige head and a little bit of haze. Sour on the nose, with some sharp tingly fruit skins. Amazingly tangy in the mouth, much more so than I recall than the regular version, some warmth coming through. Nice. A8 A4 F7 P4 Ov15 3.8


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