Monk's Indiscretion | Sound Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
soundbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 09-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of lifeboyq
2.19/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If this is a tripel, my asshole is square. This is a shitty IPA, PERIOD. Any belgian yeast in conjunction with the flat out stupid hops in this offering is like the meat on a .10 lb burger with an oversized bun; As balanced as stephen hawking on a tightwire. It tastes a mixture of horseurine (yes i've had some) and grapefruit juice. The typical too high acidity and no malt base to back it up. poor retention from that same body problem (hey up ur temp). Anyway(s), it is a crying shame that this is sold commercially with the word belgian anywhere near it. Blasphemy. Garbage, unless of course if you like over hopped beers with no body. It's probably not that bad, but you get my drift.

I guess after an 08 samael and an 07 sami helles, I could be wrong, but then again, probably not.

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Photo of thefluker
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty orangey color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits with some unrefined grainy notes is not as I was expecting. Taste is also dominated by fruity tropical hops notes with some unrefined grainy notes and some light residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol. Not bad but something appeared to be a bit off with the malt bill.

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Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dwagner003
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of distantmantra
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer poured an golden orange color with a fluffy head of white foam. Very little lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

S: There was a sweet aroma of pineapple, tangerine and Belgian yeast. Almost reminiscent of a high octane Belgian IPA.

T: The flavor of Monk's Indiscretion is al;most identical to the aroma, with very sweet tropical fruit notes and some candi sugar, and spicy banana Belgian yeasty funk.

M: The beer has sweet sticky mouthfeel, with medium level carbonation. The 10% ABV is very noticeable.

O: This is an interesting beer, almost like an Imperial IPA/Trippel hybrid. A little too sweet for me, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of rand
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this with a decent off-white, foamy head and a little lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavor is like nose, hints of the gin. sweet is in front, followed by a hint of tang. body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, not that long and only a suggestion of the power. Decent stuff; I'd have more.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Arrived in a tulip glass, a cloudy orange-yellow with a light dappling of white bubbles. Smells like underripe bananas and orange rind, well-spiced with phenols that run the gamut from allspice to light bandage, with a honey-sweet undercurrent. The first sip reveals a thinnish well-attenuated body with some residual sugars nevertheless providing a "coating" mouthfeel. Maybe just a hair chewier than the average tripel. Rich bready malts, honey, pears, sour lemon, allspice, and the aforementioned green banana all greet the drinker. This is less clean than a golden ale like Duvel and conveys a tripel-like sweet booziness, some yeasty funk, and a good measure of spicy and medicinal phenols. Finishes citric and tangy, with some pine-like hop flavors popping in to say hello. Very enjoyable Belgian that falls somewhere between a few different styles. Sort of comes across like a weightier, far more flavorful Leffe blonde.

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Photo of Justin_Neff
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Light orange, almost golden body. Fully translucent. Appears heavily carbonated. Fizzy white head. Medium lacing. Solid thin layer of retention.

S: Upfront banana-like yeasty smell. Pears. Grapefruit citrus. Some grass and hay. Definitely some hops intertwined within.

T: The yeasty banana follows the nose. Hoppy bitterness follows the yeast upfront and the citrus sweet balances out the finish. Some boozy warmth.

M: Full body. High carbonation. Prickly. Boozy. Dry.

O: For being rather simple, this one is really well done. A nice first go-round for this brewery for me. A good example of the style.

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Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grittybrews
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale orange-gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma of tangerine and tropical fruit. It's very nice, although I would have guessed that this was an IIPA.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes a little thin. Banana and candi sugar sweetness up front followed by tropical fruit and slight yeasty spice mixed with hints of pine on the finish.

This is an interesting tripel -- a little on the sweet side, although the booze is well hidden. It actually came across more like a sweet Belgian IPA...not that it's a bad thing, given Sound Brewery's excellent IPA track record.

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Photo of litheum94
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden saffron. Decent, yellowish head, thick and creamy. Settles to a very small cover, with a whispy top.

Lots of tropical fruit on the nose, reminds me of Citra. Coriander spicing and dry cracker malts. Earthy Belgian yeast.

Flavors follow almost to a T: citrus and tropical fruit hops. Very crackery malts. Earthy Belgian yeast and a good amount of spice on the finish. Some alcohol burn.

This is a very good Belgian. Tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of PhilKeller
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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