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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +5%

zhershey, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EGreen, Jun 14, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: A nice and full khaki head with minimal retention but nice lacing. Very dark coca-cola in color, but a ruby amber when up to the light.

Nose: Belgian yeast, raisins, very light nose. Carmel and pepsi.

Taste: Well balanced, malty up front which stays a while. A slight medicinal and alcoholic hotness at the end.

Notes: It is true to style, but not very interesting. There is so much you can do with a Belgian Quadrupel that this just fell short.

travolta, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

sia478, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

CraigTravor, May 25, 2014
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.

roblowther, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

largadeer, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Scamboogery, May 10, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 12/10/2013
Appearance:
Medium khaki colored head which fades away rather quickly, minimal head retention most likely due to its high alcohol content. Dark chocolate brown color body.
Nose:
Amazing! Chocolate, maple, sugary, caramel, toasted malt and nutty notes come through strong and weave in and out as well as come forth at different points during the pint.
Palate:
I was initially hit with a complex and distinguished array of flavors that burst forth. As you take a drink, the ABV lets you know it’s there, not by taste but by a delightful warming sensation that is welcomed as you sift through the flavors. I noted: Fruits, apricots, plums, roasted coffee and chicory. It has a huge full bodied mouthfeel and a slight bitter finish that turns into a rich sugary-sweetness that lingers for some time.
Overall:
I’m writing this on a cold, blustery night and I had opened this bottled after a long day of being outside in the cold. Once I popped the cork from this bottle I couldn’t be happier with my selection for the evening. This beer definitely needs to be tried and is easily the best quadruple I have ever had the good fortune to drink.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

BeerandWhiskeyHQ, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark amber with persistent lacing.

S: Licorice, anise and mild clove. Not an overly boozy taste that I find typical of many quads.

T: Taste followed smell with licorice, anise and clove. The complexity of flavors seemed to deepen favorably along with a slight alcohol burn as the beer warmed.

M: Smooth and not too carbonated.

O: I bought the beer on advice from the resident beer expert in the local liquor store who is also a fan of quads. I was very impressed and look forward to a second bottle very soon.

Guzano, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Labeorphile, Nov 22, 2013
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Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.