The Monarchy
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Traditional Ale
Köln (Cologne), Germany


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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Methusalem is a tradidional Dortmunder Altbier (also known as Adambier) which was especially popular in the 18th century in the area around Dortmund. It used to be one of the richest top-fermenting beers in Germany.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (335) - Askim, - FEB 1, 2014
Sour and smokey aroma. Caramel, chocolate, smoke and funk. Not my type of beer. Very strange.

beermastersasho (129) - - OCT 11, 2017
I do not know this style at all. Is it ale or alt beer or mixed or smoked... I cannot compare it to any of my beers, coz it is first time for me drinking it. Sebastian told me again that it is an alt-bier but in traditional Dortmund style, famous in the history. So I thought again it will be regular, something like Uerige, but it is not. It is traditional Dortmund beer. And I do not know it. But generally - it is stoutish, barley-wine - ish, ipa-ish, schlenkerla-like, it is hoppy and malty, smooth and you cannot feel the alcohol at all... I cannot give minus points as to other alt beers of Freigeist, because in the other beers it is categorized - ALT BEER. And what I drink in this way is not so in this regular alt style (from my Dusseldorf experiences). But this is categorized - Dortmund ALT BEER, so it is different and no minus points will be added, coz I do not know the style and maybe this beer is closer to its Dortmund style. So, from what I tasted, I give + points to this style in general. No head, it is black.

oberschlesier (123) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - SEP 24, 2017
Aroma: smoke, dry fruits, sweetness. Taste: smoke, bit of sourness, intense sweetness. Beer is too sweet for me. Alc. undetectable, carbonation is very low.

aletcm (165) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2017
Marrom escuro avermelhado com espuma beje de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de malte, caramelo, frutas passas ao fundo. Sabor de caramelo, biscoito, frutas passas, com leve e agradável acidez no final. Médio dulçor e amargor. Esconde multo bem a sua alta graduação alcoólica. Deixa um sabor residual de médio amargor com leve acidez e adstringência persistente. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

tnkw01 (1788) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle. Brownish amber with a two finger head. Taste was grains with a strange aftertaste still liked it.

FatPhil (16924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2017
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki) (5:4:5:3:9=2.6)
Heavy sweet sticky malty brew. Bready. Dark. A bit oppressive as it’s too sweet. Definitely the final beer of the evening, there’s no recovery from half a litre of this.

Ascelja (1682) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2017
Tap. Very dark red to black body, higher off-white head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, fruity, plums. Taste is sourish, a bit sweet. Cherries, chocolate, smoke. Pleasant sour aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.
Very dangerous beer, high drinkability and medium body are in opposition to high alcohol content. Very good, but fuller body should suit better.

Rotin (1682) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2017
Draught at BeerGeek Bar. Brown colored. AROMA- lightly smoky, dark fruit, black currant. FLAVOR- pleasantly sour, a bit sweet, lightly tart, fruity, currants, plums. Medium bodied.
Very good.

lupuLust (333) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
Dark brown pour with red edges and a small big bubbeling head. Apple juicy aromas and sweet fruitiness giving way for the roasty chocolate Alt body. Some warning/warming alcohols and tartness over the roast malt body. Decent choc notes pairing excellent with the tart fruits.

onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Deep dark Amber hue with a thin ivory cap. Lightly meaty roasty nose with toasted amberish biscuity malts. Full rich flavor that’s amberish but earthy, lightly roasty smokey and lightly tart, with a full body. Interesting flavors that mix gentle smoke and gentle lactic tones. But not much in the way of being my kind of beer. Hard to explain; just kinda meh for me.

ReidBix (27) - - JUL 1, 2017
Just even the name "sour smoked strong altbier brewed w/ red & black currants" sounds interesting. Great and unique beer -

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