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Belgian Monkey - Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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Belgian Monkey
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.52
pDev: 5.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Bluff Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MaximalC on 04-01-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
Reviews by DrGonzoDDS:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent tawny in color with a decent amount of off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, and the flavor matches the aroma. I must admit I was expecting a great deal more carbonation from a Belgian style ale. The carbonation here is quite muted, yielding a subdued mouthfeel beneath a pervasively malty backbone. Raisins and dark fruit are present, along with a healthy dose of alcohol, but the whole thing is tilted so far in the malt direction that the beer comes off as very one-dimensional. There is a bit of spice present as well, but not enough to yield any semblance of balance. This is not a bad beer; fans of sweet, bock-like malt will be pleased. But for those seeking a more traditional Belgian style strong dark ale, I can't help but feel there will be some disappointment. This brew has potential if some sense of balance were to be infused to offset the dominantly malty flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Belgian Monkey from Lake Bluff Brewing Company
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