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Monstre Rouge - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HoosBrews on 06-29-2010)
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of polishkaz
3/5  rDev -6.8%

polishkaz, Aug 25, 2012
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of redfacedshooter
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

redfacedshooter, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of caveman
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Walking in blind. Never heard of this beer. Color and appearance was consistent with a Flanders, more on the brown rather than red side. Had a slight sweet aspect to the aroma. Mouthfeel was a little thin as was the taste. A little astringent on the front and mid palate. I mean an off astringency, for a Flanders ale. There was not the fuller flavors to fill in the spaces between the sour aspects of the style.

caveman, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of SittingOnAMtnTop
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

SittingOnAMtnTop, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Romulux
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
Photo of KnightRider
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

KnightRider, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

nickfl, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
2/5  rDev -37.9%

DSlim71, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of DaBubs
3/5  rDev -6.8%

DaBubs, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Faina
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Faina, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of thegodfather2701
2.17/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A-Brownish-red with a tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice ring of foam

S-Not much going on here at all. Some alcohol is present and what I can only describe as a typical red ale smell. Very weak nose.

T-Like the nose there is not much in the flavor department either. What I can pick out are brown sugar and some dried fruits. Not real sourness or even complexity. It is more malty than hoppy.

M-Not too thick or too thin, average.

D-Easy to drink because there is nearly no flavor.

Overall, not a good beer. I don't know what happened when they brewed this, but I think it is safe to say this is not what was intended.

thegodfather2701, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -37.9%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of kbutler1
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle. Had this one in the cellar for quite a while and finally had the chance to open it up. Poured into a NB tulip glass a slightly hazed dark copper color with a light tan head. The aroma is malty with orange, slight booze note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a building level of citrus rind note. This is like a hoppy red with too much bitterness in the end. Laces nicely. Not a big fan of this one.

kbutler1, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +24.2%

jheezee, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Exiled, Dec 07, 2011
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

JAHMUR, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Offa
3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Having had this on tap at the La Jolla Public House in La Jolla, CA, I found it to be a very good, enjoyable beer with solid character that went well with food, but definitely with a rather one-dimensionally alcoholic fruity-fortified wine character.

Deep red, it had a creamy medium pale tan head slowly shrinking to a foamy ring, then nothing, but a little bit of lace.

Aroma was strong meaty fruit, alcohol, wet bread, steak sauce.

Taste was nice, creamy fruit, warming alcohol, fortified wine/port. It had a very good, full body, sweet-spicy character, good with burgers, but, as noted, rather one-dimensional.

Offa, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at ChurchKey from their bottle list. Monster rouge is a tasty but slightly unusual Flanders red. Was the butterscotch flavour deliberate?

A: Dark orange with a head that fades quick. 4

S: Alcohol. Fruit. Spice. 4

T: Spicy cloves and alcohol with a slightly butterscotch finish and some sourness. 4

M: Medium body. 4

O: 4

vandemonian, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of codynevels
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

codynevels, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Jay864SC, Nov 20, 2011
Monstre Rouge from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
75 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.