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

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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   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.

3.7
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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!

4
   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.

3.7
   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.

4.5
   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

3.9
   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.

4.4
   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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