Aardmonnik - Earthmonk | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

Oud Vlaams Bruin - Blend 30% Old & 70% New

EBC:52, IBU:15, OG:1078, FG:1018, ABV:??
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
287
Reviews:
181
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
17.6%
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
85
For Trade:
13
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Photo of makromaniak
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2008 bottle thanx too John :) First of all i must say that i am not a "fan" of the style...but this beer blew my mind! Sweet and sour with a woody backbone...dark fruit, cherries, dades, figs, plums, nuts and a nice touch of chocolate and even coffee. Really well balanced...sweet nor sour takes the upperhand. The low carbo really works well here. Just lovely!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky dark brown color with just a bit of tan foam. Aroma has really nice dried fruit notes with lots of sour raisins and some figs. taste starts sour and fruity with sour cherries and grapes, like a classic flanders ale, but gets more complex with really nice dried fruits, mostly raisins and figs. It's like a sour/acetic quadrupel or something like that. Medium body, slightly syrupy, just a bit of carbonation. A really complex beer with quadrupel type flavors but sour like a flemish ale.

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Photo of PolarBear3
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2008 drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a dark burgundy cherry colour with very little head and lacing

S - Vinegar, burnt brown sugar, some red wine and light raisins and dark fruit

T - Sour, Plums, cherries, prunes, some vanilla but very dessert like tartness

M- Medium bodied with very little if any carbonation

O - Ok but very wine like and probably needed to be drank earlier

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Photo of YvesB
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emottram
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DirkWadden
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

absolute favorite. I tried this beer in Antwerp's 'kulminator' cafe. Not cheap, but it's worth it. The dark brown equivalent of a geuze. Beautiful dark red color, deep, sour flavor, fruity and heavy. For those who are up for it :)

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2008 - Flanders to perfection. Great tartness, lots of oak and a nice smooth finish.

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Photo of Dicers
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured a burnt sienna brown with a lot of carbonation

Smells like an oud bruin but with added vinegar

Taste is just poor it's filled with vinegar

Crackles of carb are nice but it's tough to get over the pour taste and below average smell

Overall, maybe a bad bottle? No one in our group particularly liked this at all

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2008) at a share courtesy of Eric. Pours a very dark brown without much head. Dark fruits, cherries, some oak, and vanilla and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little sweetness.

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Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of stumac
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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