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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Angry Monk doesn’t really fit into a specific beer category or meet specific style guidelines. Therefore it is what it is – which is to say that it displays a very Belgian character due to the yeast strain. You may notice that this beer is very different from our St. Marks Dubbel. That is because we use an entirely different yeast strain for this one. The aroma is heavy on the caramelized banana side with a dash of licorice. We don’t filter the Angry Monk, nor any of our other Belgian-style beers, however, one distinguishing characteristic of this particular yeast strain is that it is highly flocculating which means it leaves the beer very clear and bright without sacrificing any flavors.

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3.5
MrTipple (6446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Caramel, sweet grain and cereal malts, yeast, toffee. Slightly hazy, dark gold, tiny, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet grain and cereal malts, yeast, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at the brewery, Boulder.

2.8
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is clove, banana, yeast. Medium body, clove, yeast, bubblegum, light finish, decent

3.1
Skinnyviking (9717) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Sample at the brewery. Medium high fluffy off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Sweet fruity caramel honey aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.5
thornecb (6058) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours mahogany into a tulip. Tan head recedes to mottle surface. Pit fruit and caramel aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dried pit fruit upfront turning to molasses and yeast in the lasting finish.

3.5
wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Draft. Medium amber. Nose is some sweet dried fruit, lots of belgian yeast esters. Lots of toffee and caramel malts with fruity and spicy belgian yeast notes. Not great but better than the current rating.

3.2
BeerViking (5041) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Tap at WFB, amber-brown with a thin lacing head, a little demerara and banana on the nose. Toffee and a little grapefruit on the palate, a little burnt caramel, sweet but not overly so for a Belgian brown. An interesting US-Belgian fusion.

3.4
AmEricanbrew (6996) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2015
[email protected] WF. Hazy dark amber with ivory foam. Spicy yeast, clove, earthy caramel aromas. Medium bdy. Sweet earthy caramel, rootbeer spice, clove flavors--- tasty

2.8
GarrettB (1657) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
August 11th, 2013 - West Flanders’ Angry Monk is colored with one might expect to be the fevered, red ruddy cheeks of an ill-tempered Belgian monk, but it has all the awkwardness of one too. The aroma is exceedingly soapy, maybe tainted, or maybe that’s part of the recipe, but it only barely lifts enough to catch the other scents of light caramel and some crystal malt. The flavor is boozy, bullying up front with heavy alcohol notes, and follow-up tastes of strawberry and banana. The palate is thin and wan, but the flavors, as discombobulated as they are, aren’t too bad.

2.3
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pour at west flanders. Amber orange red. Aroma apple malt. Malt heavy body. Meh not happy

2.8
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Tap at West Flanders. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma of baking spices, citrus, caramel. Taste is very bitter, pepper, long bitter finish, light to medium bodied. Meh.


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