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Monk's Indiscretion - Sound Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

PHBoiler, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

drpimento, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of steinz
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

steinz, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -2.4%

schopenhauerale, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 19/8/13

A clear light copper with tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere, two finger of foam quickly falls to a thin film leaving lots of random lace

S not what I was expecting with heavy hops, pineapple, mango, dried apricot and tangerine, some booze, brown sugar with faint banana chips and Belgian yeast, I was expecting a Quad so this was an interesting surprise

T very fruity with a little more Belgian influence then the nose, still lots of sugars but not overly sweet if that makes any sense, lots of hops with a little hard toffee

M medium with enough bubbles to cream it up, a little slick with faint heat

O I love pleasant surprises and this one strikes me more as a Belgian DIPA more then anything else and I rather liked it, quite drinkable for 10%

Not at all what I was expecting but I'm happy with what I ended up with, hopped up with some Belgian flair I could drink this again no problems

wordemupg, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

pknyc, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hubarooski, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev -2.4%

mattsander, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Justin_Neff, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bomber into a flute glass.

pours a crisp copper color with a nice inch size white head with good lacing. the smell is very hoppy with dry, tropical hops. smells like an IPA. taste though, isnt the same at all. big sweetness and bitterness blend together as one on this one and it results in a very interesting and unique mix. its very dry and you can taste the fruity hops on the end. medium bodied with medium carbonation, wouldnt have guessed 10% ABV.

overall glad to have tried this one as its quite different from most. you wont be regretting it if you do.

Axnjxn, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

irishgreensoda, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear deep amber with pale tan head that lightly covers the surface. Minimal amounts of lacing cover the sides of the glass.

S: Overripe bananas together with spicy yeast. Notes of ginger and cloves. Noticeable background of sweet malts.

T: Ripe bananas, field honey and spicy yeasts with notable cloves, pepper and ginger . Hops show through mid palate with candied orange peel .

M: Creamy and frothy carbonation with syrupy candy that hangs on the palette.

O: A malty, sweet and bright flavourful that offers a delicious spicy accompaniment to the tradional Begian drink. A lip numbling 10% alcohol that hides like a fart in the wind, it's both delicious and dangerous, and devastatingly good. Get some now.

FondueVoodoo, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

illidurit, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Hopmodium, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerOps, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

IanSpindler, May 24, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Copper Hog. It is Snipes Mountain Brewer's night, but my little taster of this Belgian-style ale was so much tastier than Snipes' Barleywine that I just had to get a tulip-full.

The color is peachy and clear, topped by a nearly white little head. The smell reminds me almost of a cask beer, with notes of cedar sauna and cured firewood. The guava and citrus scents lay fruit over a firm bed of complex malts and hops.

The taste is otherworldly. A roastiness hardly detectable in the aroma arises from deep within the malt mix of red, sweet, and pale bready goodness. Caramel also factors into the rich flavor, which completely dominates the bourbon warmth of high alcohol content. Spicy and oily hops satisfy the mouth in the near-absence of noticeable carbonation. Dark cherry sweetness and the tang of tropical fruit contribute lightness to a very thick, full body. The lingering aftertaste mesmerizes, but the feel is a touch sticky. Earthy texture, Belgian yeast, and all sorts of hops make this multifarious ale almost confusing, yet the tastes blend surprisingly well. Monk's Indiscretion is an epic drinking experience; maybe we should be required to try it on two separate occasions prior to writing a review.

Upon first quaff, I was certain that this is a Quad, brewed in the abbey style. It tastes almost like a Belgian version of a well hopped barley wine. This brew should be sought out and purchased. Enjoy it slowly. Perhaps after an evening meal.

sam_bliss, May 17, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Great name for the new world habit of messing with well established styles.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves little beyond a low berm of seashore lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of semi-sweet tropical fruit - pineapple, starfruit, and a bit of candied banana - softly bready caramel malt, a touch of baker's yeast, and some ethereal musty PineSol. The taste is a whole lot more fruitier, in a subtly bitter overripe rind sort of manner, the pineapple, guava, tangerine, kiwi, and sugary banana esters all there, and well blended at the same time. A pastry-esque bready malt performs admirably underneath it all, as the earthy yeast and slightly acerbic pine needle notes close the book on any and all booze astringency.

The carbonation is rather sedate, and yet duly supportive, the body a decent medium weight, smooth as far as the timid hops and now burgeoning alcohol allow, and creamy in a cookie dough sort of way. It finishes off-dry, the creamed caramel malt holding steady, while the various island hops wisp away one by one.

A pretty decent strong Belgian pale ale, with a respectable Yankee tweak, one that even the best old world producers might be susceptible to attempting. But these guys have this now, as do I, sipping outside while gazing at the rolling Southern Alberta foothills, on a truly summer-like evening. Sigh.

biboergosum, May 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

RichH55, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

kscaldef, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

510a, Feb 10, 2013
Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.