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Weird Beard / Northern Monk Bad Habit (Barrel aged)

Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Abbey Tripel
London, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Camden. It pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is quite sweet with tropical fruits, spicey earthy tones and red berries. Taste is similarly sweet and spicy with notes of sage, black pepper and vanilla. More tropical fruit salad and blueberries. Touch of alchol warming the palate. Quite full body with good carbonation. Overall, barrel ageing improved the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. It pours a more or less clear body under a small, dense light beige head. The aroma is is quite sweetish and sugary, with a decent fruityness. Alcohol and some acetone too. Bourbon notes. It’s full-bodied and warming with a nice carbonation level. Pale malts, white sugar and some resiny bitterness in the flavor. Lasting bourbonish alcoholic finish with white sugar and fruityness. Not the kind of beer I prefer putting on barrels, but it’s quite decent anyway. 140724

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, oak, alcohol, faint hint of acetone and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, fruity and oak finish., Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma bourbon, alcohol, fruitiness, malt, vanilla and oak. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, vanilla,oak, yeast and some spice. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to Kenny for ordering and tdtm82 for the legwork, 15/05/14. Lightly hazed golden with a mdoerate off white covering that stays for the show. Nose is bitter tangerine, straw, Cointreau, light spice, figs, ripe dates, prune, woody notes, light booze fumes. Taste comprises subtle BA notes, more Cointreau, tropical fruit tangs, pineapple, boozey piney licks. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light boozey petticoat. Nice stuff, this grew on me more as it warmed a little, subtle BA, never sweet or sticky, a nice tropical infused number.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8910) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy yellow to orange color, medium sized quickly diminishing white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, orange peel, fruity, lightly yeast. Barrel aging is probably going on there somewhere but not really distinctive in the flavor. Some alcohol and sweetness is there as well. In general, I don’t dislike it at all but I’m not quite fond of it either. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Clear orange with a medium sized white head. Smells overripe fruits, malts, herbs. Tastes sweet, overripe apricot, alcohol, wood, malts. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
6th April 2014
This was a tricy mofo to track down, thanks to tdtm82 for the assist. Hazy deep gold beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and light. Light sweet malt, good vanilla oak. Light tropical fruits and a little spice. Smooth airy finish. The tripel character of the base beer still shows through the vanilla oak. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3447) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle at The Craven Arms; burnished amber pour with a thin bubbly off white head, sweet caramel aroma, taste has citrus, taste has yeast, wood, lemon, some caramel, alcohol present, red berries, and some spicyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Boozy, fruity, spice aroma. Tastes boozy, yeasty, spice, fruity, slight sweetness, Belgian style tripel. Quite decent.

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