Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Vintage Monks is a blend of our Trappist inspired ales which have spent up to two years aging in oak wine barrels. Each barrel imparts unique flavors of red wine, tart fruits and lovely funk. The blended result is a wonderfully complex ale that is beautifully balanced. Pairs well with tangy cheeses, rich meats, fried foods and fruit-based desserts.

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3.4
GRM (4204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, batch 005, bottled on 8/01/2016, at a tasting with Per, savoured on March 24 2017; eye: coppery with a reddish hue, semi-clear, small ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: red wine, tannin, woody, light fruity; mouth: red wine, tannin, woody, light fruity, light caramel, acrid finale with presence of wild yeasts, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct



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Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, lot 005, embouteillée le 8/01/2016, lors d’une dégustation avec Per, savourée le 24 mars 2017; œil : cuivrée avec une teinte rougeâtre, semi-limpide, petit anneau de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : vin rouge, tanin, boisé, léger fruité; bouche : vin rouge, tanin, boisé, léger fruité, léger caramel, finale âcre avec présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

3.3
cobaink2 (815) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Corked bottle from Tavour. First are notes of fresh figs and woody notes. A little raisins and deep blood orange pulp. Quite well rounded and lingering yeast. A little one note.

1.6
pushkinwow (2910) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle at Per’s Almost gone tasting, March 2017. Wow I don’t get this one...makes me think of a banana vinaigrette combined with a caramel flambe. Eek. Pours a dull mahogany with a light brown head. Maybe the base beer was good, but gets overwhelmed by tannin, barrels and sourness that creates an almost undrinkable mess with vinegar, spice, oak and tannin.

1.4
TexasMac (22) - - MAY 19, 2017
Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
ryangator (4) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Not my favorite sour................ .................. ........ via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
My Bottom Line:

Acetic acidity, bourbon-laced wood and earthy tobacco can’t seem to gel in this flaccid barrel-aged concoction.



Further Personal Perceptions:

-A ring of foam circles the cloudy dull red brown.

-Mouthfeel is a bit vinous, but mostly limp.

-The vinegary character is overdone.

-The base beer has been nearly entirely consumed by the barrel’s microflora.



Bottle.

3.8
Lubiere (14196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light bourbon barrel notes, bubble gum, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light acidity, light cork, grapeskin, nice and complex. Bottle at Per’s Almost gone tasting, March 2017.

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omhper (25833) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
Bottled at Ottawa gathering. Cloudy amber, small head. Oaky vinous nose. Tart with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Woody tartness, slight marzipan, red wine. Peppery finish. Elegant and tasty.

3.6
MarcoDL (5418) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of peat, red fruit, smoke, oak and tart. Taste has mild tart, smoke, red fruit, oak and lacto sourness. This beer is a mess, but lickily a somewhat tasty one.

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77ships (11412) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
Bomber sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. 2013 Vintage. Dark brown, little bubbles. Nose is very oxidized, vinegar, sour cherry, acidic, varnish, this aint right even for a Wine BA beer. Taste is flat glue, varnish, acid, nail poolish, rubbish cherry & unripe fruit. This clearly ain’t right. Varnish & glue body. Surprised at this being currently a top 50 Abbey Dubbel on RB, maybe a bad bottle?


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