JoTheO (267) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle 355 ml, Swedish alias "Monastic". Yellowish-brown with a white head. Yeasty and hoppy aroma. More m alt in the taste. A bit peculiar combo of earthiness and hop. Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, peach, ripe fruits, orange peel and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, pine, peach, earthy notes and grass. Very nice IPA. bartlebier (4214) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2016
12oz bb.x. Willems&Zo Nov2016. - The tramp shines solidly in this one: C-hop citrus resin and actual orange peel reduced into the pale and crystal (?) malt plywood body. Oozes some sweet abv fumes, but is really missing a yeast soul. Could use some levity, but I guess that is what makes this style a Belgian IPA seen from the US-IPA side of the Atlantic. "not so subtle seduction" sounds fair enough. Sticky, piney hop jam doesn’t travel all that well though, regardless of bb date. 10% drainpour. kustie (1377) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clown Shoes Monastic. Hazy light amber color with thick head. Aroma has citrus, Belgian yeast, spices. Taste is malty sweet with quite long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, malt, spices, pine and fruits like citrus and orange. RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
As Clown Shoes Monastic, from Systembolaget Sweden. Golden amber color, big frothy tan head. Fruity esters nose with banana, peach, lemon, Belgian yeast, hints of malt and caramel. Fruity taste, fruity esters, caramel malt, grapefruit, hint of grass, moderate to heavy bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.
djoeye (5343) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Desverger (13692) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
Aroma; the mild forest, washing through a juicy environment, orange bread passing by, fruity dough too. Look; off white head, about clear golden amber body. Taste; hops, grapefruit, herbs, bread, roasted malts, orange peel - leading to a semi dry herbal finish. Feel; ok body, soft carbonation, semi dry feel. Overall; tasty herbal brew.
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Bottle from Super Brugsen, Christianshavn, Copenhagen (split with the Mrs) - fuzzy orange pour with medium white head and lacing. Fruity and malty with some nice citrus fruity notes of orange and lemon, distinct yeasty, slight floral hoppy and and fruity finish. Decent. ken1 (2202) - DENMARK - OCT 27, 2016
Aroma: yeast and fruity hops.
Flavour: hoppy bitterness with fruity sweetness with a fruity dry finish and a warm creamy mouthfeel.
Colour: yellow with a white head. TBone (18549) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottled 355ml (As Monastic from Systembolaget Umeå)Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Slightly hazy orange color, good white head and some lace. Aroma has citrus, fruits, white pepper and yeastyness. Medium-bodied. Citrus, white pepper, pineapple, Belgi yeasty in the flavor. Slightly bready too. Orange peel (light rubberish notes) in the aftertaste. Modern IPA-Belgi yeast -hybrid. Ok.
Solid IPA with Belgian assertations, but certainly with an American hoppy kick to it. Complex and powerful...