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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by Labeorphile:
Photo of Labeorphile
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not quite...

Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet.

Everything about this beer is not quite right. The color is ruby, but more like a Dubbel than a Quad. The head is thin and fizzy, more like a soft drink head and disappears almost as fast.

The nose is full of good dark fruits and the taste is the same. It is a very good beer that I enjoyed, but to style it is off a bit. The mouthfeel is a little thin, likely due to the carbonation being a miss on style.

Again, an enjoyable beer with some great flavor to it and some pepperiness I am now feeling on the finish, but this isn't a true Quad.

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

Photo of Mora2000
2.22/5  rDev -41.7%
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 buyyourfreedom
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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 akward
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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 Longhorn08
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of fx20736
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Beers of the World, Mar 15. Served in a goblet at cellar temp.

Look: Darkish amber, thin offwhite head

Smell: faint Belgian yeast with alcohol esters floating above

Taste: Brown sugar, warming alcohol

Feel: decent, good

Overall: a barrel aged version of their Dancin' Monks Dubbel. Better than that but that isn't saying much

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%

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Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.