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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: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As The Monarchy Münchhausen ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, sour malt, fruity juice, apple - apple porridge, moderate to light heavy tea. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart fruit, apple, apple porridge. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140328]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (358) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Looks good but has a light aroma. Good and sour but still not one of the better sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (562) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
amber, little bit hazy, medium but not very long-lasting foam, very good lacing ; sour, vineish aroma, some malty, caramelish notes; medium sourness, light bitterness; medium body, thin crisp feel, lively carbonation, long sour, little bit dry finish; Overall: high drinkability, good taste and aroma, balanced, well made

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnomungus (51) - - JUL 9, 2014
Should be drunk on the warmer side. A beautiful beer, with fine bubbles rising into lace. The flavors are subtle but balanced and robust, like a whole wheat sourdough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (7853) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to Erzengel. Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin off white head. Sour aroma. Oak notes in the flavor. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber white head. Nose and taste of sour stone fruit, caramel, grape bubblegum and sour grass. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 50cl ($5): Pours a brownish orange with a small white head. Aroma is lactic acid, a bit of caramel malt, a hint of vinegar. Taste is slightly sour. Sweet malt backbone. Relatively light body. Not very complex. Not bad though. Not your typical sour ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
500 ml. bottle from Trappist Provisions. It pours a light amber/gold color with a dense, lasting white head. This looks really attractive in the glass. The aroma is lactic and fruity with some peach yogurt, stone fruit and mild notes of cooked vegetables. The flavor is mildly toasty with some stone fruit and more peach yogurt. It has a pretty light body bordering on watery. The finish is rather crisp and refreshing with low level of tartness and some nectarine skin. Not very complex, but refreshing nonetheless with a nice level of tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a a hazy copper with an off white head. Bubblegum aroma. Some light smoky notes in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel. Light, slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A little sour on the finish. Malt is ok, finishes with some mash. I would rather just drink an altbier personally. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Tap.

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