Adelbert’s Brewery Reviews




SudsMcDuff
3
Adelbert's Lemon Rye
12 ounce CaN, bought as a single .. Hazy yellow .. Mild foam .. Lemon rind, peel, bitter straw, light light yeast .. It was easy to put down but really lacked any backbone or unique enjoyment.. . Won't have again .. . Mosaic seemed lost .. . . It's okay Johnny boy, we'll find your eyes somewhere in this pile!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SudsMcDuff
3.9
Adelbert's Buzzbait Blonde
seems quite bitter, .. 12ounce CaN.. cheese 2 types .. last shotgun wide for the weekend .. knocked down .. . crisp .. smooth bright beer .. i enjoyed this .. . . i'll give my blood for Capt Peacock
Sunday, October 15, 2017

bms60613
4.5
Flyin' Monks

Saturday, October 14, 2017

ttoadee
3.2
Adelbert's Buzzbait Blonde
Hazy yellow pour, no head. Nose is malt, hay, yeast. Middle is peach, slightly bitey yeast, leaves. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Not sure about this one.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.4
Adelbert’s Vintage Series: Vintage Nun
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma is funk and lemon, similar flavor with a backdrop of medicinal bitterness. Not resonating with me, tartness is too tart without any balance, little barrel characteristic. Meh.
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dogbrick
3.9
Adelbert's Vintage Series #3 - Barrel of Love (2015-)
Sample from 2015 bottle at the DBLDP on 09/03/2017. The beer is a dark brown color some amber around the edges and a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, oak and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of Belgian yeast, whiskey, dark fruit and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a yeast and oak aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

KevinReddirt
3.8
Adelbert's Tripel B (Bad Boy Brew)
A companion buy along with another Adelbert's beer from a liquor store in Santa Fe. Hopefully this one registers better. Going briskly into a tulip glass I note a hay colored body and a plentiful snow white head. Giving it a deep smell I find cane sugar and something flowery. Sampling it, my goodness, this is fine. There is peach, banana, a little yeastiness, cloves, a slight concluding bitterness. Tripels are my least favorite of the Belgians but this brew definitely holds up.
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hotle
3
Adelbert's Black Rhino

Saturday, October 7, 2017

KevinReddirt
3
Adelbert's Naked Nun
Adelbert's has been a source of well received brews. But witbier is far from my favorite style. How about a try on this 750 ml bottle from Santa Fe, NM? Job 1, get the cork out. Not easy. Strongly tilted into my snifter tasting glass it exhibits a striking yellow body and a promptly gone, whitish head. Lifting for a smell there is floral and some yellow fruit. A drink, well now, better than anticipated. It comes with grain, almost-sweet nectarine, bread. More spice than any witbier tried before and that is good. Drink again? Probably not.
Friday, October 6, 2017

bbishop151515
4
Adelbert's Naked Nun

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

lb4lb
4
Adelbert's Lemon Rye
Easy to drink, clean , light refreshing, very lightly bittering hops. Tastes good. Nothing crazy, but good for summer.
Sunday, September 17, 2017

ttoadee
3.6
Adelbert's Lemon Rye
At Draft Shack. Pale yellow pour, no real head. Nose is citrus. Evenly bitter. Middle is light kilned malt, spicy rye, citrus hops. Finish is refreshing and a bit bitter.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

jhamp9
3.6
Adelbert's Mango Wit
Hazy yellow orange pour with a bright white head that fades down to nothing after a while. Aroma is ripe mango, dough, and some spice. Taste is mango, doughy bread, some bitter orange peel. Very light body with some prickle from the carbonation. Nice summer beer.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

monk191
3.3
Adelbert's Tripel Treat
A very nice and unique Tripel. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Very carbonated. Smells of rum, coconut and tropical fruit. Taste is very coconut rum, sweet, with banana and tropical fruit to finish. Had in the bottle.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

kevinator
3.3
Adelbert's Pablo's Wild Pale Ale
Apparently a spin on the Pablo’s Pale Ale with bacteria added. Aromas and flavors were hoppy, grainy and slightly funky. Light and crisp palate.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

kevinator
4
Adelbert's Barrel Aged Trifecta
Well done. Strong and pleasant aroma of alcohol and grain. Some floral and fruit notes. Light copper color. Weighty and smooth palate. Taste was earthy, oaky and slightly tart.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

kevinator
3.3
Adelbert's Mango Wit
Nice mix of flavors. Strong aromas and flavors of cereal, citrus, tropical fruit and spice. Traditional color and medium weight.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

kevinator
2.7
Adelbert's Del's Apple Ale
Had this at the brewery. Slightly above average. Aromas and flavors of tart apple, cereal and floral. Light mouthfeel.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

kevinator
3.3
Adelbert's Buzzbait Blonde
Had this at the brewery. Really pretty good. Strong aromas and flavors of cereal and floral hits. Light gold color and light palate.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

cobaink2
3.3
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
Corked bottle from Tavour. First are notes of fresh figs and woody notes. A little raisins and deep blood orange pulp. Quite well rounded and lingering yeast. A little one note.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.3
Adelbert's Vintage Series: Passion Fruit Sour
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention. Aroma is moderate juicy passion fruit, medium acidity, medium bready malt. Flavor is tart, acidic and juicy passion fruit, earthy yeast and farmhouse Brettanomyces with bready malt and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

rougeau13
2.6
Adelbert's Whimsical Series: Hibiscus Saison
Can. Deep cloudy dark pink with a small pinkish head. Aroma of flowers and papaya. Tastes pretty bland but flowery. Light bodied. Quite boring.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Quick3Beers
3.6
Adelbert's Flyin' Monks
Pours a dark brown with very little head from a bottle. Oaky rum aroma continues in the mouth. Nicely alcholic with a slight burn on the finish, otherwise a little sweet, big mouthfeel. Pretty good beer.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

toposito
4.4
Adelbert's Travelin' Man
The best combination I've tasted between a Belgian ale and an IPA. It's very unique, highly recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Andrew196
3.7
Adelbert's Flyin' Monks
Pours a dark mahogany, thin ivory head, quick to dissipate. Aroma of dark dried fruit, wood, smoke, chocolate, and plenty of peppery spice...a hair boozy. Nice full flavor, a rich fruitiness, trace of caramel, clove... Long lingering finish of dark cherry and earthy malt. Again a hint of booze. Good take on the style.
Friday, June 16, 2017

pushkinwow
1.6
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
Bottle at Per’s Almost gone tasting, March 2017. Wow I don’t get this one...makes me think of a banana vinaigrette combined with a caramel flambe. Eek. Pours a dull mahogany with a light brown head. Maybe the base beer was good, but gets overwhelmed by tannin, barrels and sourness that creates an almost undrinkable mess with vinegar, spice, oak and tannin.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

dfinney23
3.4
Adelbert's Vintage Series #1 Naked Nun - Barrel Aged
Citrusy - tart lemon and sweet orange. Also some wood and spice in there. Certainly different so points for that.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

TexasMac
1.4
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 19, 2017

ryangator
2.3
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
Not my favorite sour.................................................................................................................................................................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 19, 2017

lavaaaron
3.3
Adelbert's Whimsical Series: Hibiscus Saison
Tropical flavors were there but not overpowering or fake tasting. Nice color without looking like Hawaiian Punch. Good summer beer. Wife liked it. Proceeds go to breast cancer research, will gladly drink more for that cause. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

slowrunner77
3.9
Adelbert's Raspberry Sour
Bottle from Tavour. Kind of brick reddish orange pour - not what was expected. Nose and flavor are adequately sour and a bit funky. A little light on the raspberry, but it’s there as it warms, especially. Medium bodied and moderate to high acidity.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Cavie
3.7
Adelbert's Mango Wit
Enjoyed at BTBF 2017. Hazy yellow color, white head. Sweet aroma, wheat notes, orange peel. Sweet flavor, mango, tropical fruit sweetness, wheat and orange. Easy drinking.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

DYCSoccer17
2
Adelbert's Black Rhino
16 ounce sample on tap at a place in IAH called Republic. Aroma smells like tart cherries, basement, and some other strange esters. Somewhat transparent mahogany body present with a small, fleeting off white head. Starts with a tart, weird flavoring. Becomes metallic and astringent in the middle. Mild roastiness comes in late with a little chocolate. The esters make an appearance late. This is just a mess of a beer. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt about possible dirty lines, etc., but it appears as though my tastes are not off.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Panzuriel
3.5
Adelbert's Flyin' Monks
Appearance: Deep chestnut brown. Mostly opaque. Ring of mocha foam Nose: Malt forward with roasty nut balanced by dark stone fruit and some yeast Taste: sweet malt, touches of roasted nuts, caramel and booze. Body: soft carbonation, lively and silky Parting thoughts: a nice quad. Hits the key points for me. roasty with good fruit aspects.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

sjohnny
2.4
Adelbert's Philosophizer
Bright. Yeasty. Spice. Banana. Cloudy light orange amber with a thick foamy white head that settles quickly to about a quarter inch layer with some spots of foam left on the glass. Dry. Citrus. Yeast. Clove. And something like an aspririn finish. I wouldn’t call this a saison at all. It’s more like a Tripel. And it’s pretty good until the finish and then it’s bad.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

IPACaptain49

MartinT
2.4
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
My Bottom Line:
Acetic acidity, bourbon-laced wood and earthy tobacco can’t seem to gel in this flaccid barrel-aged concoction.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy dull red brown.
-Mouthfeel is a bit vinous, but mostly limp.
-The vinegary character is overdone.
-The base beer has been nearly entirely consumed by the barrel’s microflora.

Bottle.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lubiere
3.8
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light bourbon barrel notes, bubble gum, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light acidity, light cork, grapeskin, nice and complex. Bottle at Per’s Almost gone tasting, March 2017.
Friday, March 24, 2017

omhper
4
Adelbert's Vintage Series #2 Vintage Monks
Bottled at Ottawa gathering. Cloudy amber, small head. Oaky vinous nose. Tart with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Woody tartness, slight marzipan, red wine. Peppery finish. Elegant and tasty.
Friday, March 24, 2017

JorisPPattyn
3.4
Adelbert's Tripel B (Bad Boy Brew)
Almost no head, clear copper-orange beer. Orange, coriander, bit liqueurish , smell, ’hot’, strong hinting at alcohol and rich syrup. Liqueurish taste, alcohol sweetness, just a touch of coriander. Very slick - oily bit of alcoholheat. Arch-typical USA interpretation of Be beer. In itself not bad, quite OK. Thanks to Stefaan!
Saturday, March 18, 2017

kevinator
3.3
Flyin' Monks
Good quad but tough to reach the top ratings in this style. Aromas and flavors of nut, rum, oak and sweet breads. Dark brown color and medium weight.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Palidor19
2.9
Adelbert's Black Rhino
This beer reminds of a cola soft drink in terms of taste, texture and carbonated fizz. Low on malt and hops. Dark but clean tasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 13, 2017

KevinReddirt
4.3
Adelbert's Flyin' Monks
Oh my, low expectation, a Texas quadrupel? My bad. Bought on a wing and a prayer at Total Wine in Frisco, TX. It pours into my tulip glass with an inky blackness and a very slight, tan, skim of head. It offers a decent nose, plum, currant, a hint of floral. As good as that is the taste improves. Deep dark fruit, a slice of dark chocolate, a light spiciness and an acknowledgement of the alcohol. Carbonation almost nonexistent, no complaining on that, just the way it is. No question this is the best domestic quad I have had. It challenges the Belgians. Just check my ratings.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

bu11zeye
3.1
Adelbert's Vintage Series #4 Contemplating Waterloo
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of melon, grass, juniper, and citrus. Flavor of dried strawberry, florals, melon, grass, pepper, oak, and light pine with a moderately dry finish.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ZacM612
3.2
Adelbert's Whimsical Series: Hibiscus Saison
Bright red, slightly hazy, no head. Passionfruit and floral aroma. Tart and fruity. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, March 5, 2017

kevinator
3.5
Adelbert's Vintage Series #3 - Barrel of Love (2015-)
Well done. Heavy malt, plum, bread, oak and whiskey. Thick and weighty. Dark mahogany color with a thin head. Some spiciness and vanilla.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sammy
3.5
Adelbert's Flyin' Monks
Some roasted barley, sugary, dark reddish colour. Rum chips lend it sweetness. Some lasting head. James Ren’s bottle. Sweet quad. Nice aroma.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

IrishBoy
3.8
Adelbert's Tripel Treat
750 ml bottle with cork and cage from Tavour. Nose is light amounts of candi sugar, cloves, white grapes, oak, and rum. Clear yellow gold with a medium lightly lacing off white head. Flavor is rum, light sweetness, and a hint of alcohol warmth. Very nice and smooth.
Monday, February 20, 2017

kevinator
3.8
Adelbert's Tripel Treat
Nice spin on their tripel. Aromas and flavors of rum, sweet straw malt, Belgian yeast and grapes. Nice color and a full palate. Carbonated well and a sipper.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

slowrunner77
3.9
Adelbert's Vintage Series #3 - Barrel of Love (2015-)
2016. Dark in color and heavy in body. Plum, fig, spice, vanilla and whisky apparent in the nose (a touch hot) and the super complex flavor. Nice brew with a syrupy body but with high carbonation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017