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5 Monks - Avery Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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:
No. 22 in Avery's Barrel-Aged Series, 5 Monks, a 19.4% ABV Bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style quintupel ale

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014)
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Let's try it and find out.

Opted for snifters because the high alcohol content makes me think of port.

Dark brown, not so ruby, a little cloudy. Very little head. Only poured about 3 oz.

Smells like carmel. Surprisingly, alcohol not so obvious. Dark fruit. Dried fruit.

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5 Monks from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.