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The Monarchy
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Köln (Cologne), Germany
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Methusalem is a tradidional Dortmunder Altbier (also known as Adambier) which was especially popular in the 18th century in the area around Dortmund. It used to be one of the richest top-fermenting beers in Germany.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (264) - Askim, - FEB 1, 2014
Sour and smokey aroma. Caramel, chocolate, smoke and funk. Not my type of beer. Very strange.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
# 3515 ersma: wird bei vormann gebraut. die machen ja so allerhand, z. b. für freigeist oder ale mania (ehem. fritzale). tief dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. oben verhaltene verschäumung, die schnell weg ist. der geruch ist röstmalzig mit schokonoten und etwas vanille. der antrunk gibt sich röstmalzig und süßlich, auch hier schoko, dazu melasse und pflaume. dahinten eine leichte säuerlichkeit, die zur mitte etwas deutlicher in erscheinung tritt. ansonsten bleibt es süßlich, melassig mit röstaromen und schoko. hopfen kommt auch hinzu, der abgang wird sogar überraschend herb, wobei das nicht übertrieben herb ist, nur mehr als man bei diesem bier erwartet hätte. abnehmende süße, die säuerlichkeit bleibt vorhanden, ist aber wenig ausgeprägt. die flasche ist mit dem kleinstgedruckten etwas unübersichtlich. fazit: das melassige stört anfangs doch sehr. die säuerlichkeit ist weniger ausgeprägt als der name vermuten lässt. insgesamt aber gut trinkbar. 8,8,10,10,8,9 - 9,00

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Yellow brown pour, big fluffy head. Aroma char leather. Tastes mesquite, woody, tang of apple cider. Thick palate slight drying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3853) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Wonderful clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Dry, tannic aroma with notes of leather, red fruit parings, a touch of red berries, blueberry, elderberry. Taste is more dry than tart, slightly tannic, hints of leather and fruit parings, grapes, red and blue berries, elderberry, a herbal touch; perfectly hidden alcohol. Almost light, dangerously drinkable. Still more Altbier than Sour Ale for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (517) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 12, 2014
W aromacie spora dzikość i kwaskowość, białe owoce, kwaśne jabłko i agrest, nieco karmelu. W smaku słodko - kwaśne, jabłkowa słodycz plus wyraźny, lekko ściągający kwasek. Pijalne, choć nie dla początkujących piwoszy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MWMBeerguy (110) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Dark copper. Thin tan head. Slightly malty aroma. A little too sweet. Not really that good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Lactic molasses and malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Smoky-sour barnyard and lightly sweet molasses malt flavor. Great mixture of flavors without any dominating. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3718) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle: Dark cola-brown with a thin, off-white head. Smoky, wody aroma., dark berry. Taste is heavy berry, smoke, chocolate malt. Slightly tart and vinous. Really nice, almost chewy in body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (321) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Tantalizing, complex aroma. Teakwood brown color. The aroma has a hint of mild funkiness, with caramel and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor very complex, with mild sourness mixing with malt sweetness, some hop bitterness. It all comes together quite nicely! Substantial body to this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours clear dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is light funky with red fruits, caramel and malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of grape bubblegum, sour dark berry, toffee, caramel and blackberry. Medium body.


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