Dragonmead Dead Monk Abbey Ale | Dragonmead Microbrewery

very good
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Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian beer is brewed in the style of the Trappist Monks. Belgian Candi Sugar, Pilsen, Aromatic and Caramunich malts are balance by E. Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood and Saaz hops to construct a "Big Beer". Traditional White Beer Yeast is used to make this beer have a large mouth-feel and lingering spice notes in the finish.

Added by beernut7 on 08-12-2002

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 15
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of lindhout
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Morakaton
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mireland
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery, review is from notes from two weeks prior. Body is copper and amber and slightly hazy with a thin head. Flavor is very unidimensional really. The Belgian yeast is there and there is a decent fruity, citrus note but this one leaves you wanting more. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Underpowered if you will for the style.

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Photo of Dyerseve
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Calculat0r
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of senorscientist
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Goldfoot
5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Upgrayedd
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewpub. Dark amberish with almost no head. Aroma was spicy. Alcohol taste up front, but aftertaste had a Belgian fruitiness with a stong bubblegum flavor. This is one of my Dragonmead staples. If it wasn't for the (slight) solventy alcohol flavor, this beer would be excellent, but I still consider it very good.

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Photo of letsgopens
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tab at the brewery, this selection pours a golden amber with a thin white head that leaves good lace. One thing I've noticed about many of Dragonmead's brews is their meticulous attention to detail. Nearly every beer exhibits great balance in all categories.

The aroma is very wheaty and posses many qualities one would expect for the style. Bubblegum primarily and some citrus.

Again wheat in the flavor; bubblegum, banana, and some citrus. Tones of a grainy sweetness in the finish. Somewhat buttery. Very nice.

Smooth yet light texture. The relatively low level of carbonation makes for matted feel on the palate. Velvety mouthfeel. Well done.

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Photo of alexgash
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ashley's.

Copper-amber body with a small, but persistent, off-white head. Nice lacing. Nose of sweet hay malts, fruit and fruit cocktail, bubblegum, and yeast. Yeasty fruits and bubblegum flavors up front. Some pear, banana, and cotton candy. Sweet, toasted, malty middle. Yeasty, spicy finish. Very nice. Soft feel on a medium-full body. Nicely done!

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Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Hop Devil Grill in NYC, poured pretty typical almond amber, clear, with an off white head. Sweet malty nose reminding me of some brown sugar. Sweet brew, some cloves and yeastiness picked up, resiny hops late. Need a bit more complexity to get me excited, the finish was quite pleasantly smooth and long. Eh, nothing too special here, IMHO

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Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Some yeast in aroma. Copper colour,Lots of lace, minimum head. Not as complex from this style as I would expect.Medium bodied Yeasty taste, not all that drinkable. These hops are not usually the ones I lik, nor the spices like clove.

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Photo of walleye
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from the tap at the brewery poured copper with off hite head. aroma malts, yeast,citrus(lemon and grapefruit) flavor spicey, fruity,alcohol. and tasted like vicks vapor rub. this had a strange taste to it could not pin point one flavor they all blended. But as it warmed I got to like it a little better

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Dragonmead Dead Monk Abbey Ale from Dragonmead Microbrewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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