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Flying' Monk - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-12-2013 12:51:34 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-11-2013 21:23:06 | More by kew
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 05:06:17 | More by vickersspitfire
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-26-2013 23:35:03 | More by ncaudle
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-03-2013 22:54:44 | More by JamLand
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GibbonsTheBeerGuy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-10-2013 20:46:07 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 01:48:27 | More by raffy313
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-16-2013 20:24:55 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-09-2013 21:35:59 | More by jheezee
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traviswhillier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-31-2013 15:38:34 | More by traviswhillier
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Danielbt

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 15:17:32 | More by Danielbt
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SBoyar1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-22-2013 16:16:20 | More by SBoyar1
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mikool_451

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-14-2013 17:55:13 | More by mikool_451
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-13-2013 15:31:58 | More by Magery
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-10-2013 20:15:53 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled 02/06/12 so 13 months old. Batch 001, bottle 1903.

A: Pours a dark, murky brown with a smallish very light brown head. Head is thin and foamy and dissipates pretty quickly. Almost no lacing, just little spots here and there. Despite the quickly faded head, it does revive quite easily and heavily with a little swirl.

S: Very malty with loads of sweet caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. Raisin is prominent with some fig. Light oak character too.

T: Big and sharp flavors. Up front there is some big oak with lots of dark fruits. Strong caramel from start to finish. Sweetness fades a bit and you get more a dried fruit flavor with some strong oak presence. Very drying in the aftertaste with lots and lots of lingering pure oak and sudden belgian yeast spiciness. Flavors overall are quite strong, sharp and boozy. Beer tastes a little "too" fresh if I'm honest. Which is a little strange since the bottle is already over a year old.

M: Heavy, thick but not syrupy. Lower carbonation.

O: Not a bad quad but I feel like it may have been on oak cubes for a little too long. Oakiness is a bit harsh and pervasive through the whole beer, but especially in the finish and lingering aftertaste. Beer is harsh in general and nothing about it really stands out in a pleasant way. It feels like it had potential but it just wasn't executed well. Rough to drink and I can barely choke it down.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 05:19:47 | More by Dope
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BigBarley

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-09-2013 11:40:01 | More by BigBarley
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-30-2013 05:09:42 | More by wyatt13
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 06:47:34 | More by ElCommodoro
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2012 03:11:37 | More by truesolution
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ret3

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-15-2012 03:45:33 | More by ret3
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DRyan

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured in Ranger Creek Tulip, bottled 10/3/12 consumed 12/10/12

A: Dark brown but not thick, transparent ruby-red when held up to the light. Started out with a semi-vigorous light tan head that dissipated pretty quickly and left decent lacing.
S: Classic quad; Belgian esters up front, with some malty backbone and a bit of alcohol bite. There are some dark grapes or raisins in the nose too.
T: Has a little kick up front, with the “standard” quad flavor following. The rum is very, very light, as is the oak flavor – I would like both to be more pronounced.
M: Tingly, zing, with tiny carbonation and an overall smoothness to the body
D: Not the easiest drink ever, but it goes down pretty easily for a 10%+ beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 01:24:58 | More by DRyan
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2012 03:51:06 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2012 01:48:51 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-02-2012 03:42:07 | More by kjkinsey
Flying' Monk from Adelbert's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.