Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk

 
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Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Flemish Ale - Flanders Red / Oud Bruin
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Due to its authenticity, Earthmonk received as little sugar as possible during bottle conditioning in order to preserve all original aromas and flavours. This beer comes with little carbonation and a mini head. Is best served at cellar temperature and poured generously, meaning from a hight of approximately 15 to 20 CM, in an upright standing tulip glass. A big bubbled head will quickly make place for the Earthmonk coming alive! Bottle-conditioned in 33cl (5000 btls.) and 75cl (1000 btls.). At Struise, we never retire beers. At ratebeer, Beers are retired when a new batch is not bottled within 12 months. As Earthmonk takes 18 months to age on oak... we have to be patient.

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4.1
Rubin77 (6249) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2020 75cl bottle from Rob the Gourmets’ Market in Brussles in Belgium at the Zichovec barrel tasting. F: medium, tan, quick gone. C: dark brown with coppery hue, hazy. A: caramel, chocolate, sour fruity, vinegar touch, tobacco, sour cherries, complex. T: medium to full malty base, chocolate, sour fruity, woody, red wine, bit nutty, bit lactic, soft carbonation, very nice complex beer for the style, fully enjoyed.

4
Idiosynkrasie (12323) - Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2020 750ml bottle. Cloudy, ruby colour with small, frothy, fading, biege to tan head. Vinous fruity, tangy, slightly woody and yeasty spicy aroma, notes of morello, blue grapes, blackcurrant, some black pepper, a touch of nutmeg, plum, oaky overtones. Taste is tart, dry, vinous fruity, tangy, woody, notes of blue grapes, morello, blackcurrant, hints of unripe plum, some black pepper, a touch of nutmeg, some oak. Watery texture, dry, slightly astringent palate, fine, mildly prickly carbonation. Balanced, harmonious, not the most complex Flemish Red.

3.8
Gurthnar (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 Bottle at the Zichovec barrel tasting. Thin body, but assertive caramelly-cocoa maltiness. Moderate sourness, combination musky acetic and lacto. Moderate wild barn character. Light oxidation. Old, good. Classic bruin imo.

3.8
Cuso (12155) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 Bottled shared by Rubin77, many thanks. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma of funk, cellar, vinegar, cocoa. Taste, dark malt, inegar. red fruits, red vine, wood, cocconut.

3.9
Wendigo (3274) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 Bottle at tasting shared by Rubin77, thanks. Sour malty aroma and taste, caramel, tobacco, barrel wooden notes, medium sour. Medium to full body, sour barrel wooden dry finish. Good.

3.8
dannyhill (1122) - SLOVAKIA - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 C: reddish brown N: sour, sugary, red berries P: sour, tart, lemon pulp, lemon zest, lemon rind, sour red wine, touch of caramel.

3.6
MisoW (5108) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - AUG 27, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2020 Bottle at tasting 08/2020. Pours dark red color, lightly beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, cherries. Taste is sour, sour cherries, raisins, wood, tobacco.

3.4
WillemsUrenkel (3343) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2020 0,5 l bottle from kappldav123. Thanks a lot mate! Lot No. 20180001. Nearly black in the glass only small reddish edges. Short living smallest head. Intensive sour fruity smell. Taste starts dry and tart, dark berrie- and cherryfruity. Increasing dry palate. Malty background. Strong not easy drinking stuff.

4.5
TeLaDoIoGegia (136) - ITALY - APR 26, 2020
UPDATED: APR 28, 2020 Vintage 2013. Colore rosso scurissimo, impenetrabile, cappello medio di schiuma avorio che va a rimanere solamente sui bordi del bicchiere dopo pochi secondi. Aromi di terra, malto, vino rosso, aceto balsamico, frutta rossa, mela verde, cioccolato, liquirizia, botte, fumo, leggero limone. Attacco dolce e acido, finale lungo e citrico. Corpo pieno, carbonazione bassa. Molto complessa e con un grande equilibrio. Altra grandissima birra di Struise.

4.8
Ysok02 (3201) - Mons, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2020
UPDATED: APR 20, 2020 Robe brune dense, fine mousse. Nez splendide sur la griotte, le bois, le coté balsamique, le vieux foudres, les levures, le chocolat, quelle complexité !!! la bouche est tout aussi terrible, chocolat et cerise, vieux foudres, fine bulle et finale kilométrique sur le coté acidulé et balsamique. Une bière mythique.


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