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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The Angry Monk doesn’t really fit into a specific beer category or meet specific style guidelines. Therefore it is what it is – which is to say that it displays a very Belgian character due to the yeast strain. You may notice that this beer is very different from our St. Marks Dubbel. That is because we use an entirely different yeast strain for this one. The aroma is heavy on the caramelized banana side with a dash of licorice. We don’t filter the Angry Monk, nor any of our other Belgian-style beers, however, one distinguishing characteristic of this particular yeast strain is that it is highly flocculating which means it leaves the beer very clear and bright without sacrificing any flavors.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 On tap at West Flanders. An interesting beer. Dark amber with a faint head. Taste is dominantly caramel, with some banana and anise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pour at west flanders. Amber orange red. Aroma apple malt. Malt heavy body. Meh not happy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Danyel (1242) - Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Tap at West Flanders. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma of baking spices, citrus, caramel. Taste is very bitter, pepper, long bitter finish, light to medium bodied. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Growler from a trade. From notes. Forgot about this one. Pours a clear dark amber with a red hue and a finger of off-white head. Aroma of bready yeast, toffee and nuts. Taste is light bitter and follows aroma with some light herbal hops and caramel. Medium bodied with a slightly slick textures lively carbonation and a decently longs finish. Overall, not bad. If I lived in Boulder I would probably frequent this place. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of banana, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, banana, anise, fennel, light citrus, and toasted grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonkeyBra (3622) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft at the brewery with TheDude. Pours a hazed golden color with white head. Aroma of odd belgian yeast, some sugar, odd sickeningly sweet fruit. Flavor is cloying. Very cloying. In fact, if I were asked to define cloying I would give them this beer. So very sweet. Sweet like odd old fruit and sugar. Lots of alcohol towards the finish. Nope.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft. Sweet tobacco and unripe red plum and strong banana and caramel with a sloppy, goopy malt texture. Ugh. Sugary, sweet, acidic, dirty, rotting fruit with a flabby, thin, watery body. Horrible. Sweet, stew-y caramel banana mush of a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap @ West Flanders. Hazed amber pour with an off-white head. Sweet banana, caramel, and brown sugar on the nose. A touch of herbs and spices. Water, tart lemon, and metal. Flavor is overripe banana, metal, and herbs. Sweet caramel, toast, and yeast. Water, dates, and lemon on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at West Flanders poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, banana and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, banana and light licorice with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tap. Orange amber pour with white head. Smells of caramel and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet malt and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1895) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On draught at the brewery, this pours a clear deep amber into the glass with a pillowy head that leaves mild soap lacing. The nose is nice, of banana and hints of caramel candies. Flavors of banana, licorice, light clove and finishing with an aerated peppery sugar. The mouthfeel is effervescent mostly, lacking a substance to the palate that might push this to "next level" status. Decent one-off style here though, and an interesting find. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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