Rauch | The Monk Brewery & Kitchen

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Brewed by:
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Australia | website

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-05-2011

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Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
12.93%
 
 
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3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Monk on a recent trip to Perth. I loved the location, sitting out in the open, next to the street in Fremantle on the big wooden bench-style tables. Gorgeous evening.

Had this one to match with my steak.

Pours a reddish brown colour, with a creamy-coloured fine film. Lacing is intricate. Looks a little flat overall, but solid enough.

Grainy, rugged and smoky on the nose, but with a slight sweetness which is a little overblown. I like the smoke character, but I feel like it needed a bit more support.

Taste is smooth, but the sweetness comes in here again. Some smoky flavours, but the main event is a buttery sweetness. Finish is dry and chalky, which would be a fine finale, but it comes a little too late, after the sweetness has won the day.

Too sweet, and not enough raw smoky power. It's drinkable enough, but not overly enjoyable. It felt a little thin and pedestrian after a while. Worth trying, but I wish I had have picked another from their roster to try.

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Rauch from The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
3.17 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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