Ernest (5647) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Monk’s Fest).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of peach.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, metallic.
The metallic finish taints the enjoyment a bit, and it’s a tad too sweet, but otherwise it’s a juicy, enjoyable brew.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 11/27.2009. This marzen pours a light to medium copper brown color from a 50cl swingtop. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied marzen. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Good carbonation. A touch of a dry finish. Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is sweet.
Earlier Rating: 7/11/2008 Total Score: 3
This Marzen pours a medium amber color from a 50cl flip top bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and bready, with a touch of floral hops. Medium bodied Marzen. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are slightly floral. Perhaps a touch thin tasting. Carbonation is lively but kind of full in the mouth. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head. Almost no nose-some grain and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel malts, bread, and some earthiness. Decent body for the style.
kseecs16 (1158) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a deep rich color and a bubbly white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is rich grainy and sweet malt, nice. Flavor is a slightly nutty malt with a dry, semi-sweet flavor. Some grassy hops evident.
Ratman197 (7762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9 oz. swsing top bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, graininess and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread and light earthiness with a smooth malty finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010
Name: Monk’s Fest
Date: October 25, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy tan head, heavy drippy lace
Aroma: strong rich and sweet aroma with lots of bready munich character, nicy spicy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, big bready character, balanced earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Name: Monk’s Fest
Date: January 29, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, malty sweetness. light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, big bready character, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Braudog (5062) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Brick Store in Atlanta. much darker than I’d expected. Nice firm pillowtop of a head. Big malty aroma on this one. Drinks with a dfinite malt bent too, but also a nice bitter twist at the finish. Exceptional. (#3719, 10/26/2009)
BückDich (5466) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a light head. The nose is toasty with light maltiness and a grassy sweetness. The malts are nice and nutty, rich and full. The flavor is a little sweet and fruity forward, grainy with a touch of toast. Finishes mild and light, a bit thinner than I’d hoped and a rounded tail. Decent enough, but I need some decoction!
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Light aroma of malts, nuts, and the slightest hint of caramel. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, bread, and a hint of caramel. Light to medium body. Lightly dry, thin texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt and nut finish is slightly dry.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a yellow gold with white head. Not much lacing. Aroma was of honey and mild spice. Flavor was of butterscotch. Ok beer. Not much flavor.