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Aardmonnik - Earthmonk - De Struise Brouwers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 17.81%
Wants: 176
Gots: 85 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

Oud Vlaams Bruin - Blend 30% Old & 70% New

EBC:52, IBU:15, OG:1078, FG:1018, ABV:??
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallertau MF
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 271 | Reviews: 176
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2.52/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured a burnt sienna brown with a lot of carbonation

Smells like an oud bruin but with added vinegar

Taste is just poor it's filled with vinegar

Crackles of carb are nice but it's tough to get over the pour taste and below average smell

Overall, maybe a bad bottle? No one in our group particularly liked this at all

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two 33cl bottles shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

vintage <2010. Review from notes.

The beer is dark mahogany and pretty clear with a broke tan head. Aromas of oak, cherry, funk, vanilla, prune. The flavor is sweet and sour cherry, vinegar, oak, dark fruit finishing with a lactic punch. Acetic and sharp, yet not harsh, per se. Certainly puckering. Complex and intriguing. A unique beer for sure. I'd happily try this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, the beer pours a fairly dark, murky brown color with not a lot of head or lacing. The nose is quite complex and intriguing in this one, as I pick up considerable chocolate and wine, but then also some A1 sauce and soy sauce. There is considerable sour in the nose, but with what smells like a decent amount of chocolate to bouy that sour component. On the palate, the flavor profile replicates the nose, but thankfully, wiithout a lot of the soy sauce and A1 I was getting on the nose. The beer has some noticeable chocolate, caramel and vanilla initially, but then the wine and sour component really kick into overdrive on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and while the beer comes across as just a bit thin on the palate, the finish is long, sour and wine infused. It's more than sufficient to tame the moderate amount of sweetness in this beer. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, with no sense of heat or heaviness on the finish. Drinking this beer, i honestly had no idea what the abv. might be; it could have been anything from 6% up to 9% or 10%, and I wouldn't have been surprised.

A very interesting and intriguing beer from De Struise. Not sure how much or how often I could drink this, but I was very glad to be able to finally try this well regarded beer at long last.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Aardmonnik - Earthmonk from De Struise Brouwers
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