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The Monarchy Münchhausen

The Monarchy
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Sour Altbier. This is our interpretation of a traditional German sour Altbier, known as "Münsterländer Altbier".
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, lactic acid, hops, yeast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2015
From tap at beergeek bar, pours deep cloudy amber red to brown liquid, small white creamy head, Aroma: spicy apple compot, wild funky, peach, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, medium to heavy sour, funky, apple , herbal, malty, Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long sour apple finish. Overall: very good, enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1808) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Tap at beergeek, prague. Hazy brown color, white head. Aroma has lambic notes, cherry notes, some hops. Very fruity, cherry lambic notes, some hops and malty base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8569) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2015
Small, just off-white head over very well-carbonated amber beer with a mossy sheen. Sourish-herbal nose, some lightly coloured malts, rainwater, wet dog, buttermilk. Sesame oil/seeds, wet dog, other grains, bread flavours. Rather watery MF, light body. Acidity enhanced by the CO². Far from bad, nothing ’searched’. But allow me to remark that the ’traditional’ way would not need the addition of lactic acid. It would be there spontaneously...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2015
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu, 20150706) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had tartness, malts and grass. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, malts, tartness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, tart and bitter. A rather weird brew but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
KRS 311214. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sourness, salt, berries, lemon. Flavour is sourness, salt, berries, lemon, lactose, caramel. Weird beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2668) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
50cl bottle bbDez2015, US import via Braukunst Live. Aquateous, "sessionable" Münsterländer alt landing midway between diluted Uerige, Helles-style Pinkus and entry level Gose: the subcurrent tartness retains a mild woody, "branchy" character, never becoming too apparent. Underneath are some thin dry caramels, red berries, juniper. Weak presence overall - stylewise a tentative (and for what it is: rather pricy) hybrid between Alt and Sour Ale. For a more convincing modern interpretation of this style bypassing the lactic acid I recommend Münster’s own Gruthaus Überwasser-Alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saeglopur (1114) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
500 ml bottle BB july 2014, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Deep amber, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of overripe fruits, orange, some dried fruits, leather, some barnyard.
Taste lemongrass, zesty hops, leather, overripe fruits, barnyard, some dried fruits.
Light, slick mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, medium sour, quite dry hoppy, a bit leathery.

Quite interesting. Overall nothing special, but still good after one year past the BB date. Nice mix of sour and fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
500ml bottle at home from trade with Erzengel, many thanks. Shared by 2. BB 07/2014. light amber clear color, small off-white head. smells citric, acidic, light smoke like note, light frutiness, oranges, plums. smells alt-typical. light body, slick carbonation, light bubbly mouthfeel. tastes citric, acidic, fruits again, oranges, plums, lemongrass. dry citric / acidic finish. quite good, holds up well even though its past the BB date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
500 ml bottle. At the Kultainen Apina, Hervanta, Finland. Murky brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Mild sourness, mild sweetness and mild malt in the aroma. The flavour is sweet mushy malt and mild sourish notes. The label is the best to offer in this one. I'm not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
sample at mondial de la bière 2015, mtl. unclear/hazy medium dark golden orange with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. tart-ish lager toasted and fruity maltiness, wheaty berries, their leaves, raspberry fruits, astringent tea; woodsy, grassy and spicy nobleness; light carbonation, light body; gently tart and astringent woodsy-grassy finish. like a sour-ish very fruity lager. unique. i seem to be the only one digging this here. this is pretty cool stuff!

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