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Anomaly - Monkish Brewing Co.

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Anomaly
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BA SCORE
88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnknownKoger on 05-21-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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A Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Monkish? Sounds good to me.

Appearance is black. You can hardly see through it. Good foamy head that retains itself pretty well.'

Smells sweet. Notes of dark fruits and bitter chocolate are there. Also a little bit of roastiness.

It tastes great. The sweetness really comes out. Henry, the brewer, tells me that he brewed with some flaked oats and wheat to give it a smoother mouthfeel which is definitely noticeable. I love this.

Overall, it's a great beer. I got a growler fill of it because at 8.5%abv, I can easily drink this all week. Cheers!

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Anomaly from Monkish Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.