Falling Monk | New Belgium Brewing

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3.9/5
Very Good
4 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kojevergas on 06-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
pDev:
7.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Lovetx
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Falling Rock Taphouse.

AROMA: Leather, acetic acid, pediococcus bacteria, lactobacillus bacteria. Faint dark fruit. Caramel.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Moderate (~6-7/10) sourness from lactobacillus and (I think) pediococcus bacteria. Leathery mouthfeel. Well-carbonated.

Smacky and somewhat tart. Smooth, wet, unrefreshing.

Malt backbone drifts darker than one might expect in a typical American sour ale.

Acidic. Approachable. Balanced. Nice intensity, though more depth of flavour is needed for it to truly compete with world class expressions of the style.

OVERALL: New Belgium again delivers in the sour ale category with this impressive brew. Drinkable enjoyable fare with enough sourness and acidity to please even the most discerning fans of the style.

B (3.65) / GOOD

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Falling Monk from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 4 ratings