Belgian Monkey | Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 3 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
lbbrew.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MaximalC on 04-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
Liked:
2
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
3.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by DrGonzoDDS:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

More User Reviews:
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3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent tawny in color with a decent amount of off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, and the flavor matches the aroma. I must admit I was expecting a great deal more carbonation from a Belgian style ale. The carbonation here is quite muted, yielding a subdued mouthfeel beneath a pervasively malty backbone. Raisins and dark fruit are present, along with a healthy dose of alcohol, but the whole thing is tilted so far in the malt direction that the beer comes off as very one-dimensional. There is a bit of spice present as well, but not enough to yield any semblance of balance. This is not a bad beer; fans of sweet, bock-like malt will be pleased. But for those seeking a more traditional Belgian style strong dark ale, I can't help but feel there will be some disappointment. This brew has potential if some sense of balance were to be infused to offset the dominantly malty flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Belgian Monkey from Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 3 ratings
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