The Monarchy
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Traditional Ale
Köln (Cologne), Germany


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RATINGS: 186   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1593) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2017
Average frothy offwhite head. Good lacing. Fully diminishing. Clear average-density bronze-orange body. Aroma: moderate nutty malt, dark bread, leather, raisin, tart cherries, smoke, alcohol and chestnut. Initial flavor: moderate sweet and light acidic. Final flavor: light sweet moderate acidic light bitter; long duration. Palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, medium carbonation and metallic light astringent finish. interessantíssima mescla entre dulçor maltado (lembrança de frutas secas e caramelo) com leve fundo defumado e acidez escalante (daí o sour do rótulo), seguidos ainda de levíssimo amargor no fundo. Esconde bem o alcool. Apesar do rótulo caracterizá-la como uma (Dortmunder) Altbier, a simples inclusão da palavra Sour juntamente ao estilo aliada ao fato da mesma ter 10% de ABV (o BJCP prevê entre 4,3 e 5,5%) já invalida uma análise que "penalize" essa cerveja por não conter determinados elementos. O pouco que “combinou” foi a forte presença maltada na backbone da cerveja e “ésteres frutados (lembrando cereja) que podem sobreviver ao processo de lagerização”. A cerveja esconde muito bem o teor alcoólico, mas há certo aquecimento no final do primeiro copo. Cerveja complexa, para ser degustada bem lentamente. A presença maltada fica ainda mais marcante nos últimos 20% da cerveja, quando a acidez é relegada a uma leve lembrança no céu da boca. 140 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6544) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
On draft at Churchkey. Pours a cloudy cola with a tan head. Tart berries in the nose. Cherry, tobacco and leather flavors. Interesting and a great antidote to the Bourbon County offerings that I came here for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown-red, beige head, aroma of malt, bread, honey, caramel, toffee, flavor of toffee, caramel, sourish, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (3514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2016
Draught at Bootleggers Craft Beer Bar. Dark, brown colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, dark dried fruits, spicy herbal notes. A tart, fruity note with citrus. Taste is light sweet with a tart edge. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and dry fruity with citrus and dark, over ripe fruits. Good, rather complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (803) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 24, 2016
Coloração ambar escura de levíssima turbidez, espuma bege de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma de malte em primeiro plano, seguido de castanhas, leve caramelo, seca, álcool inicialmente discreto. Paladar de dulçor médio, defumado se inicia leve mas crescente, amargor torrado em segundo plano. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final misto de defumado, malte, lúpulo vai ficando mais aparente junto com o o álcool, complexa. Muito boa!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
500ml bottle on 7th Sep 2016: Shrewsbury beer share meeting, cheers Mat for this interesting brew. Ruby hue to the body, wispy head. The whole beer had an old feel and a good vibe: I found raisins, plums and dates in both the nose and taste: enough flavours to hide the 10% ABV. Really enjoyed my 5th of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4784) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
500ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Sep 16, courtesy of myself via Erzengel. Many thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a thin off-white head. Barley wine caramel on the nose. Taste is smooth, caramel, dark malts with a hidden underlying sourness. Quite a light body with some nutty old ale notes. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7337) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2016
WoW. A session able beer at “only” 10%. Great work. But dangerous.
Deep nutty color with a off white head. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sourness, acidity and sweetness. Mild smoked, toffee, dried fruits and some green apples.
[Bottle from a trade with Erzengel</b]
Norway - Germany 0-3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1662) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Fint humlet, og en dejlig frisk citrussmag i eftersmagen. Smager mest over i en pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 11, 2016
A really nice sour alt. Dark amber, thin body, with a fantastic sour apple finish. Picked up a bottle at the Oedipus beer festival in 2016.

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