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Methusalem Sour Altbier | The Monarchy

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BA SCORE
87
very good
10 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
49
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
17.98%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Monarchy
Germany | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 10-25-2013

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A: Pours a clear almost opaque deep mahogany with a moderate amount of active visible carbonation rising along the sides of the glass and moderate to heavy garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy almost creamy tan head which slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of smoked malts, chocolate malts, and tart sour cherries. Hints of funky earthiness and burnt brown sugar sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of chocolate malts with a light amount of burnt brown sugar sweetness followed by some moderate flavors of smoked malts. There is a light amount of earthy funkiness that is followed by moderate flavors of tart dark fruits (sour cherries stand out). There is a lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely one of the most unique and most interesting beers that I have tried in a long time - I've not had any other beers that are similar to this one. The combination of smoke, tartness/sourness, and maltiness is a very interesting combination. Definitely glad that I grabbed this one without thinking too much about it and I might be interested in finding some other offerings from this brewery. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Methusalem Sour Altbier from The Monarchy
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.