Monje Azul - Sleepy Dog Brewery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
Attractive amber brew with a great creamy head. Nicely carbonated on the tongue. A substantial mouthfeel with lots of malt. A nice sudsiness as you sip. Fruity nose. The agave nectar doesn't jump out at you, but it provides a sturdy mellow taste that goes well with the abundant maltiness.
While this is really rich, there is a compensating tanginess. The Belgian yeast dries out the aftertaste somewhat, but there is still a gently kiss of sweetness. Less hoppy than the many interpretations of the style, but it actually tastes more Belgian with less emphasis on hops. Probably the best of the Arizona beers I've tried on this trip. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.
04-18-2013 00:58:04 | More by mactrail
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.
Look – very light amber color, pretty clear, with about a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.
Smell – slightly musky, a little earthy, yet malty…probably from the agave. Interesting smell in general, but subtle.
Taste – much like the aroma, but the muskiness doesn’t appear until at least the middle of the taste, and right after that it turns into more of a sweeter taste. There’s an interesting malt/hop blend here, but the agave does present itself pretty well. The finish is pretty mild and smooth.
Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans just a tinsy bit on the watery side.
Overall – not a bad brew at all. Interesting blend of typical regional adaptation/additions to beer, but into an older style.
08-02-2012 04:35:38 | More by Nerudamann
Monje Azul from Sleepy Dog Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.