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Vintage Monks 2013 - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vintage Monks is a blend of our Trappist inspired ales which have spent months aging in oak wine barrels. Each barrel imparts unique flavors of red wine, tart fruits and lovely funk. The blended result is a wonderfully complex ale that is beautifully balanced. Pairs well with tangy cheeses, rich meats, fried foods and fruit-based desserts. Formerly called: Barrel Aged Dancin' Monks.

(Beer added by: Abe_Froman on 11-10-2013)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StArnoldFan:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

StArnoldFan, Feb 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of vickersspitfire
2/5  rDev -48.6%

This is my second Vintage Monks and I have to say I am disappointed, after reading the few reviews on here, I'm guessing San Antonio is just getting a bad batch from distributors. I am, however, going to review this beer off the two bottles I have had so far.

Appearance:
Dark brown body with mild carbonation and topped off with a nice thick brown head that slowly thins out. The lacing is well maintained as you drink and slight reddish hues come out towards the outer edges of the beer.
Smell:
Caramel, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, mild butter.
Taste:
Vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and its mildly sweet over all.
Mouthfeel:
medium to light bodied
Overall:

I have a strong feeling this is a great beer but both time this beer has been really bad and does taste like vinegar Worcestershire sauce and just sour over all.

vickersspitfire, Wednesday at 04:24 AM
Photo of jlee185
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jlee185, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of dirtyharrie
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dirtyharrie, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Trappist_Vince
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Trappist_Vince, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Jame515
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jame515, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Abe_Froman
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice golden amber. A bit cloudy, head didn't last long, and not much lacing.

A fruity aroma. Over all a very pleasant nose.

Light on the tongue, light carbonation that fizzes in the mouth.

A bright flavor with a hint of tart, sour and oak.

Abe_Froman, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of EGreen
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice sweet tart (yes a bit of an oxymoron) aroma. Very fruity and light: raisin, prune, apricot... Nice. Flavor follows about the same with a nice oakiness (but not overbearing), very good sour, and mild funkiness. This, by far, is the best Adelbert's brew I've had yet. Previous beers have failed to live up, but this one delivers!

EGreen, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev +2.8%

rspauldi, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +18.5%

Amsterdallas, Monday at 12:42 AM
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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

impending, Sunday at 05:15 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

beerforpresident, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of mechanoreceptor
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Super tasty beer from some good guys. Nice fruity aroma, smooth and easy. Packs a punch though, one will do ya.

mechanoreceptor, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

archero, Sep 15, 2014
Vintage Monks 2013 from Adelbert's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.