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Wanaka Beerworks Monk

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Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Wanaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Dark beer where the emphasis is directed to the malt flavor, where the hop flavor is more subdued to the back. The caramelised candy sugar makes the whole beer very approachable.
Wort filtered to 19 plato, 17 IBU bitter hopping, bottled conditioned Best served at 10-12°c

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a big white head, very malty aroma, the taste is bitter and malty with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2012
Deep brown - russet amber with haze and a cream coloured head spread in patches across the body of the beer. Aromas similar to those of dubbels I have had in the past: cinnamon, coffee, cocoa powder and maybe a suggestion of basement/armpit. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth in the form of a lovely fizz and then more subtle date, coffee chocolate cake and mellow cocoa flavours with only a slight hint of bitterness but a caramelised orange peel flavour coming through distinctly toward the finish. There is very little to suggest that this beer is a whopping 9%abv. No obscene heat or alcohol, just a lovely sherry finished whisky-like Christmas cake flavour that politely informs you that you’ll be spending the next hour or so floating around the place and that driving is not a good idea. Initially I had my reservations, but they were allayed. This is a good new world effort of a classic old world style. Something I would like to see more New Zealand brewers had a stab at.

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