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5 Monks - Avery Brewing Company

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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 81
Gots: 131 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  19.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014

No. 22 in Avery's Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale
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Photo of twofacedmonster
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cheesy26
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NFRCR126
4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Golferallen54
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very cloudy, brown ale. Very thin tan head lingers and just holds on. Very thick legs, this brew is going to be a monster!

S - Huge Belgian sugars and yeast. Lots of vanilla, oak, sugar. Really, really impressed that this doesn't smell boozy.

T - Smack right in the mouth. Very sweet and loaded with vanilla. Lots of caramel and oak. As it warms up it's becoming an oak bomb. A little alcohol finish, but not bad for the abv.

F - Very sticky and thick. Slight alcohol burn and no carbonation, surprise!!

O - Really fun play on the big Belgian ale, but doesn't quite hit the mark as it's way too strong.

Photo of CraftFan5
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miggs3030
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JGam115
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Syrup and toasted wood, lite Creme brulee. Oofa. Burnt oak, alcohol burn but not as high as 19. Dried prunes and candi sugar

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Petegrieco
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.72/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joshpu
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firstlighthiker
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky dark brown in color. A fingernail of khaki colored head covers the majority of the top. Sweet aroma of bourbon absolutely dominates the nose. There's plenty of dark malt in there as well. The flavor is very much dominated by sweet bourbon. There's more than enough dark malt in the mix. The mouth is very thick and sticky.

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i really enjoyed this. looks darker than i thought, and smells of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits. taste is much the same with a little heat on the back end. as boozy as this is, i expected it to be moreso, well done.

Photo of deford
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle dated July, 17, 2014 into a Firestone Walker Snifter.

L- Pours very dark...appears red when held to the light. Nice straw colored head of fine bubbles that fades pretty quick leaving a thick ring around the glass.

S- Dark fruits and toffee...sweet bubblegum? Caramel, figs.

T- Very sticky sweet caramel candy, prunes, char, oak, figs, cocoa. Wow, just so much going on, every drink holds something new...big booze burn on the finish that hangs around for a bit, not really hot, just enough to remind you it's there.

F- Think velvet....

O- A fabulous beer with extraordinary flavors and a great nose. The heat is a bit noticeable, not overpowering just noticeable...and I think that brings it down a notch or two.

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of eulerthegrape
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mgr78704
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of nharres
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of hopsonboard
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5 Monks from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.