CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost didn’t buy this because I thought it was just old bottles of Monks Fest. I’m glad I recognized the subtle differences in the label (i.e. the name of the beer) The beer pours with a medium fluffy head that leaves a good lace, the color is a brilliant orange-ish red. The aroma has some hay and some mild chocolate with some graininess and light whiffs of noble hops. The flavor is husky and has plenty of herbal hops and some good chocolate notes. There is also a spicy & sweet candy thing going on in the background that is pretty good as well. The palate is rich but very smooth (real smooth?) This is another very nice beer from this brewery, I hope these seasonals from weissenoher keep popping up around Des Moines.
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SL, thanks matt for the recommendation... Swing top bottle, nice pop off the top. Poured into a snifter, nice red color good head. Aroma of some light smoke and malt. Taste is nice... light roasted malts, light smoke, light spice. Texture is a little thin but not watery. Overall a good beer
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, light yeast and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of carmel, light fruittiness, light molasses and a hint of spice with a smooth carmely finish.
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, labeled as Monk’s Christmas - lightly hazy dark copper - large, fizzy head - fairly sweet aroma, with strong caramel, some wildflower honey character, llightly spicy hops - fairly creamy body - semi-dry, toasted bread flavor, with light hints of roasted nuts, caramel, moderate hop bitterness - a touch of warming spiciness at the end - dry-ish finish - another solid lager from this brewery.
Maria (10164) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is beautiful, red-brown and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, nuts and caramel. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, and the finish has a slightly dry touch of citrus. A quite nice one!
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Stockman, Tallinn)
Rich red, small tight head. Rich grainy aroma, quite bready, Anna
detects some cocoa. Soft carbonation, smooth palate. Really rich malty
grainy taste, a touch nutty, some smokiness too. Bitterness stays for
a gentle nutty finish. Goes down very easily, but packed full of
flavour. Great dunkles.
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The aroma is malty, some chocolate. The head is small, white and creamy with a normal duration. The body is dark red. The taste goes a little bit in the direction of a milk chocolate, quite malty. The body is light o medium, creamy and with a soft carbonation. A good Dunkel.
SaintMatty (5315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Brown/amber in colour. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee and some slightly roasted elements. Slightly sweet taste with malt and hints of toffee followed by a sweet, malty and slightly roasted finish.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home, thanks DerDoppelbock. Malty aroma with toffee notes and a hint of smoke. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, quite malty, subtle smoke, toffee, butterscotch, light bitterness. Medium to full body for a Dunkel. Very good example of the style.
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Malt, cacao and milk chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with caramel and cacao, the hides the presence of a limited amount of flowery hops. Really liked this one.