crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Franconian Monk Lager. Comes in a 1pt.9 ounce flip-top with a monk on it.
Large hiss when pepped open. Pours a murky brownish/amber with a 2 finger off white head. I can’t say this beer looks too amazing. Could this bee last year’s Ofest?
Smell is a bit like a Dunkel. Mostly roasty caramel malt with a hint of white raisin. Slight sourness.
Taste is a bit stale, It may be old, may not be. Has a juicy malt flavor, some metallic notes, water, some sweetness, and a tint of bitter hops. I wish it had more pop.
I want to see what this is like when i know it is for sure fresh, too bad it doesn’t have a date on it.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another awesome Weißenoher beer. Fresh; best before date June 29, 2011. Just came in to Piwoteka.
Beautiful orange-gold color, really shines. Lasting small head, well carbonated. Aroma of nicely spiced hops, pepper and cinnamon. Sweet sugar in the smell too, baking bread. Very, very nice and fresh aroma. Flavor has a little sweet/sour swing - slightly citric, big fresh sourdough bread, indeterminate spice, slight sweetness. Overall quite good, but the aroma is the killer thing about this one.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from the Beer of the Month Club labeled "Monk’s Fest" reviewed from my tasting notes. Clear amber color with rich thick head.
Huge malty sweet bready aroma with some waxy piney notes that remind me of citrusy furniture polish -- but in a good way. Bready malty raisins and spicey bread pudding flavors. Medium bodied, rich syrupy mouthfeel, dry finish. Normally, I find a lot of Octoberfest type beers very similar in nature, but this very nice malty beer that stands out from others in the same style. Definitely worth pursuing again.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted from a 500 mL bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours an orange-brown appearance that’s pretty hazy. Quite sweet malty aroma, a lot like mash. Amber malty body with caramel. Kind of watery, light body.
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
More muted than expected for a Marzen, just more muted than expected. Nearly flawless yet not enough going on. Hops and bitterness are kept well in the background and in small amounts. Not a bad beer, just wanted a lot more from it.
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at beer revolution in Oakland. Pours a clear copper color with a large orangy head. the aroma is spiced and bready. Lots of bread crust, cardboard, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is nice with a complex bouquet of spices and mild hints of fruit and cardboard/whole wheat bread. Nice beer.
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this as the Monk’s Fest with Uncle Tom (he brunged it) and Uncle Steve, Brian the beer Pimp and The Master of Disaster, Drbayern. Poured a light amber color with a white head that laced to the edge. The aroma was of sweet malt. The taste was of sweet malt, but not too sweet. The aftertaste was nice and left you ready to drink more. A very drinkable Fest beer
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at Churchkey. Cloudy yellow, small off white head, massive lacing. Aroma of sour grapefruit. Taste has plenty of citrus, malt, straw. Medium body. Very nice.
Trev (1885) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber pour with a medium tight creamy head
aroma is very nice toasted maltiness, some caramel, some light nuttiness, an almost vinous fruit presence.
nice toasted malt, hint of grassy hop. in the flavour. Nice clean finish.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin, Brauhaus Schmitz, listed as Monk’s Fest. Pours a dark copper with a minimal off-white head. The nose i sweet with some grainy and toasted malt. The flavor is just slightly sweet, a little husky and toasty malt, some decent light hops give it a bit of character. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft light carbonation. Pretty decent.