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Rauch - The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.17
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Australia | website

Style | ABV
Rauchbier | 5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-05-2011

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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
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3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Monk on a recent trip to Perth. I loved the location, sitting out in the open, next to the street in Fremantle on the big wooden bench-style tables. Gorgeous evening.

Had this one to match with my steak.

Pours a reddish brown colour, with a creamy-coloured fine film. Lacing is intricate. Looks a little flat overall, but solid enough.

Grainy, rugged and smoky on the nose, but with a slight sweetness which is a little overblown. I like the smoke character, but I feel like it needed a bit more support.

Taste is smooth, but the sweetness comes in here again. Some smoky flavours, but the main event is a buttery sweetness. Finish is dry and chalky, which would be a fine finale, but it comes a little too late, after the sweetness has won the day.

Too sweet, and not enough raw smoky power. It's drinkable enough, but not overly enjoyable. It felt a little thin and pedestrian after a while. Worth trying, but I wish I had have picked another from their roster to try.

Next time...

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Rauch from The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.