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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-18-2012)
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Reviews by ElCommodoro:
Photo of ElCommodoro
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a lot better than I thought it would be. I had some at a craft brewers' festival and found it offensive. But at that time, it was labeled as a Belgian strong dark ale. So maybe this batch was different. It was lighter in colour and flavour than I'd remembered. The smell was very strongly of sour grapes. I thought the flavour profile was very fruity as well, but not as sour or grape-specific as the smell. The mouthfeel was light for a quad and it wasn't as complex as you'd expect for something aged in oak, but it was still very good. Lots of fruit/ester complexity. Not very dark, though. Batch on this bottle was 001. Bottled 2/6/12

More User Reviews:
Photo of ajkelly451
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Mora2000
2.2/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and rum, with some caramel and yeast notes thrown in. There is also a little bandaid character in the aroma. The flavor unfortunately has more bandaid character. There is also some malt note - mainly caramel and toffee - as well as some Belgian yeast notes. I don't get any real rum or oak notes, which is disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of zhershey
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of gsumers
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +5%

650 ml corked caged bottle dated 8/13/2014. Sampled on November 9, 2014. Served about 60 degrees.

Pours reddish amber with tan head and lacing.

Aroma of dark sweet malts and black licorice.

Medium but smooth body.

The taste has a touch of Belgian malts, black licorice and booze. Big bitter finish.

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mikool_451
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This quad pours out a dark earthy brown with hues of red and copper, it’s filled with lots of carbonation and is topped off with a nice thick bubbly head that thins out rather quickly. There’s some good lacing going on too. Banana bread, mild ethanol and dark fruits first hit your nose, figs, cherry, apple and grapes comes next, and there is a slight citrus aroma to it as well. The taste is ok, there are some spices that come through nicely , dark fruits really do hit your tongue, and the banana bread flavor is also present. It is sharp and crisp at first and then mellows out as it warms. Caramel is present throughout the tasting and it dries up just a bit- I would definitely age this ale the next I buy it. It is a bit on the light side for a quad and it seems too fresh or carbonated for a quad too. Overall not bad it goes down well and does taste pretty good-but I will age it next time.

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of wolf_switzer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy chestnut brown in color, with a small off-white head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving scattered patches of foam on the surface. A few specks of lace adorn the glass walls.

Aroma: Prominent rum notes, wood, lush amounts of Belgian candi sugar, caramel, sweet vinous alcohol.

Taste: Opens with sweet, spicy alcohol, dark fruit, and caramel. As the taste progresses, bitter apple and plum notes appear. The alcohol is intensely, pleasantly warming, and its spicy undercurrent carries throughout the taste. As the taste draws to a close, some slightly earthy notes appear. Finishes with a lingering spicy presence. The presence of oak is very subtle, and perhaps merely a phantasm of my imagination.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant, with a mild effervescence.

Drinkability/notes: A complex, over-the-top quadrupel, and a tribute to the skills of Adelbert's. It compares very well with Belgian-brewed examples of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-five point four ounce Belgian-style bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of sia478
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of roblowther
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked, caged and born in Texas. God approves whether you're blue or red! It pours darker than I would expect for the style, sort of a milk chocolate brown with a micro bubbly off white tan head that makes me feel like I'm flying about 5,000 feet over my beer. I am the God of beer world, bow before me tiny bubbles!!! The smell is carob, oranges, and cinnamon. Taste is oranges, cloves, and a slightly dusty finish. I'm not sure if that sounds good but it tastes good. The aftertaste is where that carob shows back up, really makes you want another sip. Mouthfeel is soft with those tiny bubbles making their tiny presence known in no uncertain terms. Overall, I like this one a lot. It is a bit darker and....there's that dusty word again...than the style would lead you to believe but the beer doesn't lead you in the wrong direction by any stretch of the imagination. Get this one. Well, get another one. This one is mine.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

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Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.