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Monk's Indiscretion - Sound Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sound Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 09-06-2011)
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lifeboyq

Washington

2.18/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If this is a tripel, my asshole is square. This is a shitty IPA, PERIOD. Any belgian yeast in conjunction with the flat out stupid hops in this offering is like the meat on a .10 lb burger with an oversized bun; As balanced as stephen hawking on a tightwire. It tastes a mixture of horseurine (yes i've had some) and grapefruit juice. The typical too high acidity and no malt base to back it up. poor retention from that same body problem (hey up ur temp). Anyway(s), it is a crying shame that this is sold commercially with the word belgian anywhere near it. Blasphemy. Garbage, unless of course if you like over hopped beers with no body. It's probably not that bad, but you get my drift.

I guess after an 08 samael and an 07 sami helles, I could be wrong, but then again, probably not.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 07:51:06 | More by lifeboyq
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thefluker

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

11-14-2013 02:13:22 | More by thefluker
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.2%

07-10-2013 00:49:55 | More by mpenning13
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Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-14-2014 18:31:36 | More by Braz
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distantmantra

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer poured an golden orange color with a fluffy head of white foam. Very little lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

S: There was a sweet aroma of pineapple, tangerine and Belgian yeast. Almost reminiscent of a high octane Belgian IPA.

T: The flavor of Monk's Indiscretion is al;most identical to the aroma, with very sweet tropical fruit notes and some candi sugar, and spicy banana Belgian yeasty funk.

M: The beer has sweet sticky mouthfeel, with medium level carbonation. The 10% ABV is very noticeable.

O: This is an interesting beer, almost like an Imperial IPA/Trippel hybrid. A little too sweet for me, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 18:28:49 | More by distantmantra
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-17-2013 15:22:00 | More by pknyc
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-24-2012 05:50:01 | More by DarthKostrizer
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-25-2013 02:38:19 | More by illidurit
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-16-2014 15:43:35 | More by uturn
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

02-28-2013 21:05:58 | More by kscaldef
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this with a decent off-white, foamy head and a little lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavor is like nose, hints of the gin. sweet is in front, followed by a hint of tang. body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, not that long and only a suggestion of the power. Decent stuff; I'd have more.

Serving type: growler

09-23-2013 01:45:12 | More by drpimento
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Arrived in a tulip glass, a cloudy orange-yellow with a light dappling of white bubbles. Smells like underripe bananas and orange rind, well-spiced with phenols that run the gamut from allspice to light bandage, with a honey-sweet undercurrent. The first sip reveals a thinnish well-attenuated body with some residual sugars nevertheless providing a "coating" mouthfeel. Maybe just a hair chewier than the average tripel. Rich bready malts, honey, pears, sour lemon, allspice, and the aforementioned green banana all greet the drinker. This is less clean than a golden ale like Duvel and conveys a tripel-like sweet booziness, some yeasty funk, and a good measure of spicy and medicinal phenols. Finishes citric and tangy, with some pine-like hop flavors popping in to say hello. Very enjoyable Belgian that falls somewhere between a few different styles. Sort of comes across like a weightier, far more flavorful Leffe blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 16:44:02 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Light orange, almost golden body. Fully translucent. Appears heavily carbonated. Fizzy white head. Medium lacing. Solid thin layer of retention.

S: Upfront banana-like yeasty smell. Pears. Grapefruit citrus. Some grass and hay. Definitely some hops intertwined within.

T: The yeasty banana follows the nose. Hoppy bitterness follows the yeast upfront and the citrus sweet balances out the finish. Some boozy warmth.

M: Full body. High carbonation. Prickly. Boozy. Dry.

O: For being rather simple, this one is really well done. A nice first go-round for this brewery for me. A good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:06:24 | More by Justin_Neff
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grittybrews

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale orange-gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma of tangerine and tropical fruit. It's very nice, although I would have guessed that this was an IIPA.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes a little thin. Banana and candi sugar sweetness up front followed by tropical fruit and slight yeasty spice mixed with hints of pine on the finish.

This is an interesting tripel -- a little on the sweet side, although the booze is well hidden. It actually came across more like a sweet Belgian IPA...not that it's a bad thing, given Sound Brewery's excellent IPA track record.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 04:26:59 | More by grittybrews
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litheum94

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden saffron. Decent, yellowish head, thick and creamy. Settles to a very small cover, with a whispy top.

Lots of tropical fruit on the nose, reminds me of Citra. Coriander spicing and dry cracker malts. Earthy Belgian yeast.

Flavors follow almost to a T: citrus and tropical fruit hops. Very crackery malts. Earthy Belgian yeast and a good amount of spice on the finish. Some alcohol burn.

This is a very good Belgian. Tasty and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 20:28:56 | More by litheum94
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-15-2012 05:46:04 | More by jmccraney
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-29-2012 08:25:44 | More by Kevlee722
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-14-2014 01:32:05 | More by metter98
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-07-2013 15:02:36 | More by mattsander
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-07-2014 03:54:00 | More by Kurmaraja
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-10-2013 17:33:18 | More by 510a
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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color w/ a 2-finger frothy head, moderate carb. Thank God this one is carbonated, I was about to give up on Sound's Belgian-style offerings.

Aroma is a combination of Belgian yeast and floral, citrusy hops. Smells fresh and bright. Almost a Belgian IPA.

Taste follows nose. Biscuity pale malt, Belgian yeast, and a nice sharp hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Bottle conditioning gives it a nice round softness, hops give it a sharp finish.

Overall, we have a winner here. A solid, hoppy BSPA from just across the Sound.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 00:39:55 | More by draheim
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a nice 1-finger cap of frothy ivory foam. Attractive.

Smell: aroma is quite funky with a light, sweet malt underneath. Doesn't really smell like a tripel but nice nonetheless.

Taste: somewhat sweet malt with quite a bit of Brett-like funkiness and a slight tartness toward the end. Bitterness is pretty strong for a tripel but it isn't overpowering. An interesting and tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a good level of creaminess, but not as bodaciously creamy as I like my tripels, normally.

Overall: a solid and interesting beer. So far, I'm quite impressed with this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 18:06:20 | More by flagmantho
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-16-2013 19:32:07 | More by irishgreensoda
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-07-2014 05:38:07 | More by Mphis
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Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.