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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montegioco, Italy

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Demon Hunter matured in Barbera wine barrels for over 6 months

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sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2009
(Bottled, 0.75l) Opaque amber with a small, firm head. Slightly tart aroma with fresh and dried fruit, some oaky vanilla, touch of red wine. Flavor is lightly tart, fresh and dried-fruity, red-wineous, mildly acidic, almost too smooth - but with a tingly-warming-alcoholic note. Medium body, soft and foamy carbonation. A very nice and balanced brew, but didn’t quite blow me away after the already high expectations.

4
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
12.7oz bottle. Pours cloudy reddish amber, topped with a small off white head that gets a lot bigger with swirling. Enticing aroma; lots of barrel notes with wood, grape, wild yeast, and lactic notes. Flavor is not as exciting as the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side at first with caramel and oak. Tartness and wild yeast come through towards the finish. Lactic acid, white grape and oak persist for a lengthy finish. Decent enough.

4.1
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
In short: A sweet and yeasty funky beer with a strong barrel presence a light fruity sourness. A successful wild experiment.
How: Bottle 375ml. Consumed when about 1 year of age
The look: Very golden orange body topped by large beige head
In long: A bit of a gusher. Nose is a medium semi-funky (almost bretty) with fruity vinous notes. Taste is a woody, oaky dryness, funk, cherries, yeast, grapes/wine, caramel, strawberries, brow sugar. Light sourness, medium acidity/tartness. This is like a yeasty barley wine that spent some time in Jolly Pumpkins barrels. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Would have been even had it been dryer, this is a little sweeter than what I’ve come to expect form that type of woody funky beer. This is a strange beer that will not please most people but this is definitely one that should please the JP lovers out there. The problem is that this is an expensive beer, something like $15 for a 375ml, ouch! There’s an old saying that says that money doesn’t make you happy. Maybe, I don’t know, as long as breweries keep putting out kick-ass expensive beer like this I will never know.

3.8
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
375ml bottle from a trade with a Floridian... Pours a golden orange brown with a medium frothy just off- white head... Aroma of oak, sweet vanilla, and some light tart fruit... Flavors of sweet oak flavors combined with a light degree of tartness that ends on a slightly dry bitter/herbal note. Fluffy yet semi-lively carbonation. Mouthfeel was nice and creamy. Overall different but nice nonetheless.

3.6
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
375ml, pours hazed amber with creamy white head. Nose of sour apple, cherry, brett, oak, and vanilla. Flavors of dried fruit-apricot and grapefruit, spicy alcohol notes, sharp oak, earthy, with mild sour finish. Fizzy and full mouth feel.

4.1
smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Pours cloudy amber color with off white head. Sour aroma with Belgian yeast and malts. Flavor of Belgian yeast, oak, some vinous notes and tartness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
fonefan (48746) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Unclear hazy medium to dark orange amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sour fruity, moderate to heavy yeasty, barnyard, oak, medicine notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average duration, fresh acidic fruity. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090320]

3.7
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Sampled at the Relentless Thirst tasting. Struck me as being a Flemish Sour in a lot of flavor aspects. Medium slightly reddish amber, OK head. Aroma was sour cherries and wood. Flavor matched, with a bit of vinegar and light caramel as well. A touch thin in the body, but overall, nice beer.

3.6
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 29, 2009
12.7 oz bottle. an aggressive crack when opened. hazy orange under a soapy beige head. a sour oak barrel aged aroma with some brett. moderately sweet flavor with some bretty tang and oak. fruity with peach, berry and apple. hints of caramel. smooth and mellow sourness. slightly spicy.

3.8
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Summer Secret Santa ’09. Pours a cloudy rust orange with very large cream-colored head. The aroma is obvious oak with strong vinous notes, a little bit of tart cellary funk, some cherry and fig, and a little bit of burnt chocolate. The flavor is fig and oak with a lightly toasted note. There is a nice, tart dryness to it that makes it quite pleasing in the mouth, though it isn’t as funky as the nose led me to expect. A mellow wine, cherry, and plum combination makes it smooth out quite a bit toward the finish. The finish is medium dry with straightforward oak, some yeasty spiciness, and just a touch of alcohol. Quite a tasty beer.


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