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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like a stamp on a tramp, this beer is about not so subtle seduction. Soft but complex malts, Chambly yeast, sweet orange peel, Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial hops have merged to create a bodacious Belgian IPA.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Fridge temp out of the bottle is a little harsh. I get way too much booze for 7%. By the second half of the bomber it warms up and gets quite enjoyable. Nice balance of citrus hops and belgian ester tang. The yeast gives it a little creaminess.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3099) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3556) - 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 doesnt travel all that well though, regardless of bb date. 10% drainpour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (970) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (1100) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (4000) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 11, 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. [Monastic 35.5cl/12FLoz.Btl 7.0% [email protected]]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1824) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16250) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottled 355ml (As Monastic from Systembolaget Ume)
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimbo2 (247) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
Solid IPA with Belgian assertations, but certainly with an American hoppy kick to it. Complex and powerful...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2016
Yellow to orange. Huge frothy head. Hoppy flavor with lots of yeast, belgian style, and some more acidy hints, citrus, fermented fruit etc. Bit sweet, bit bitter, bit refreshing, bit stale. No hit.


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