cmonster (956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours hazy light orange with a short white head. Floral hop and fruity aromatics. Bitter attack. Light body, good carbonation, sticky-thin texture, and a long, dry, bitter finish.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Tart, fruity aroma. Tart, fruity flavor with earth and spice. Medium bodied. Tart and eatrhiness lingers with spice and fruits.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 9/10/2011 at Beer Revolution. This Belgian Ale pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from the tap. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, with a touch of yeast, some oak and maybe a touch of funk. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Funky and yeasty. Touch of wood and some must. An interesting combination of flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Not completely sure if this is the Mingus and Monk version since I know the one I had was barrel aged, but the description of this beer is much closer to the one I had in every other way. It pours orange with a nice white head. The nose is at first musty with some funky barrel and lighter notes of straw and orange. The flavor is citrusy lemon with straw and some dry brett. Very bitter finish.
robertjm (737) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Revolution - Cloudy peach gold color. Small aroma of stone fruit. Body is absolutely watery. Flavor of spices trailed with hops. If the. Often wasn’t so watery it might be OK. Not digging it.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Upright monk. On tap at upright... Pours a tad darker than little dragon and topped with a creamy once again pure white head... Slightly spiced, algea like greenness, a touch skunked... Flavors are acontinuation of the same with a non-clean hop yeasty profile with a grassy type if finish. Thin to medium bodied. Not the greatest flavors or aroma for that matter.
putting this here as the one i had was def not barrel-aged.
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2011 Total Score: 2.6
Upright monk. On tap at upright. not sure if this should be filed under mingus an monk OR monk and mingus.. Pours a tad darker than little dragon and topped with a creamy once again pure white head... Slightly spiced, algea like greenness, a touch skunked... Flavors are acontinuation of the same with a non-clean hop yeasty profile with a grassy type if finish. Thin to medium bodied. Not the greatest flavors or aroma for that matter.
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. hazed gold. herbal and floral yeast-forward nose: powdery and creamy with a vegetal bitter greens quality. from front to back this bitterness is in play: herbal, leafy, bitter and astringency. light body with good firmness, but the astringent uncooked greens make it easy to start, tough to finish.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Called a strong dark Belgian by the pub. Orange yellow with thick white head. Not as dark as I expected. Malty aroma and flavour. Some citrus in the finish. A pleasant beer.
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Portland Cheers To Belgian Beers Fest... Poured golden orange with a white head. Lots of carbonation and fairly hoppy with a decent bitterness. It was a tad over-hopped and the yeast was definitely over shadowed by the hop resins and bitterness.