Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
75 cl bottle. Dark brown colour with no head at all. Very sour aroma with notes of acidity, earthy and hints of dried fruit and winery. Also a lot of flavour of complexity, sourness, acidity, malt and full body all over. This is the most tasting flemish sour I ever had. Someway a amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3905) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle 0.33ltr: Dark red ale in the Flemish Red Ale style. Taste sour with hints of fruits and i like this one really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2007
Dirty, hazy brown with sediment dancing in the glass. Freaky foam. The aroma is fruity sour with notes of young Beaujolais, apples and port. A very full aroma with a fresh, sour touch. The flavour is wineous with a sound malty base. Fruity and with a dry, sour finish. Extremely balanced and complex with a nice brett character. A great and adventorous beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Huge thanks to egajdzis for sharing this one! 750ml bottle labeled BB 07. Poured a deep and dark brown color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of eathiness, dark cherries, light vinegar, and I was getting this weird freshly opened kids toys. It was my daughters birthday last week and I had to open a ton of new toys for her and for some reason, this triggered that memory. Tastes of vinegar, vinous, caramel, woody, and earthy. Interesting, but I was hoping for and wanting for something more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Poured an opaque, brown red color with tan bubbles.. no real head or lacing. Appears to have low carbonation. Aroma of cherries, nuts, cocoa, and a bit of wild yeast. Taste of tart cherry, vinegar, smoke, dried fruits, caramel, and nuts, with a Rodenbach like, dry, woody, sour cherry finish. Unfortunately I found this a bit overrated, I had higher hopes for it... Though I did mix this with some Pannept and I bet that the Aardnon is pretty kickass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
[Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jess cosy inn.]
A very complex sour ale already in the aroma with the notes of ports, sourness, wood, leather, soursweet chocolate, vinegar and old rotten soil. A true weapon for anything. Flavor is not for the faintharted with similar notes in a combination with a fullbodied oakaged berry brew. Better taste it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a red glow. It has no head at all! Distinct aroma of oak, acetic acid, berries, cola, red wine and walk in the summer after a heavy shower. Its sour, no carbonation, dry, earthy, woody and a little watery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Beautiful red mahogany color and a small but good head. The aroma is vinous with notes of caramel and raisin. The flavour is very complex; its vinous med notes of caramel, citrus, plum, raisin, chocolate, berries, basement - and its truly nice! 1944

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2007
Hazy brownish with golden copper hue and nearly no head.. Fresh fruit, chessnut, malty, earthy, grassy and grapefruit. Nice acidity and good strong body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
Dark brown, slightly hazy with a big, off-white head that dissipates quickly. A huge aroma ... hints of sour and perfume inviting the adventurous ... nutty, fruity overtones with hints of wood-aged sours balancing the deeply complex sweetnesses one discovers as this one warms up. Full, round, soft body that lingers wonderfully for a few seconds and is gone. This was a wonderful surprise.

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