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Monk's Indiscretion | Sound Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States | website

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
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
118
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
17.52%
 
 
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 118
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 trxxpaxxs
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to libbey for this bottle...

A: Pours a great peach color, verging on amber, with just a slight rocky white head. Big bubbles and tiny bubbles mingle around the edges of my snifter.

S: Mmmm. Mild citrus and herbal tea. The lemon and orange notes are muted but the earthy tea like quality, but it's a perfect balance. This might be one of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

T: Black tea with lemon is my first inclination. There is a wonderful earthiness mixed with that mild citrus bitter. The Belgian yeast comes on after, giving this beer an astringent alcohol taste. It's a bit overwhelming, but for a 10% beer I'm not surprised. The finish is a touch of clove and lingering bitters.

M: Medium bodied beer. It starts out fresh, earthy, and fruity, but finishes a tad stinging and dry. The booze really tightens it up in the end.

O: This is a top notch beer. I'm loving the wet earthy hops, the mellowed lemon, and the familiar Belgian qualities of this beer. The finish is a bit harsh, but overall, I'm really impressed. I'm really pleased to have had the opportunity to try this beer.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of Libby, I must say...this is an attractive packaging with the clean double label and the neck tape. Pours a hazed orange color with a creamy white head that floats around forever and leaves nice sheets of lace. Great looker here.

Nose is hugely tropical, with notes of papaya, grapefruit and mangoes leading the way. Dry hopping and yeast esters intertwine themselves in a very seductive and mouth-watering way unlike nearly anything I have smelled before. Malts are light and grainy with perhaps suggestions of honey and wheat.

Big, bold tropical flavors show a masterful job of hop flavor and yeast interplay. I am really enjoying the delicate clove with papaya overtones. Its like a Jamaican fruit salad with a healthy dose of mandarin oranges. Mouthfeel is great and fine-bubbled. This is a unique twist on the tripel style, nice change of pace from the usual suspects. Great beer, thank you very much Matt for this treat!

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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 flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a nice 1-finger cap of frothy ivory foam. Attractive.

Smell: aroma is quite funky with a light, sweet malt underneath. Doesn't really smell like a tripel but nice nonetheless.

Taste: somewhat sweet malt with quite a bit of Brett-like funkiness and a slight tartness toward the end. Bitterness is pretty strong for a tripel but it isn't overpowering. An interesting and tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a good level of creaminess, but not as bodaciously creamy as I like my tripels, normally.

Overall: a solid and interesting beer. So far, I'm quite impressed with this brewery.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber. Nice white two finger head with lacing. Active carbonation kept the head looking great. Very attractive. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet malt. Flavor of unidentifiable fruit, nice estery components, light citrus, well integrated. Bitter cardomom tripel finish. Medium bodied. Unusual and nicely done. This was an interesting take on a tripel, properly spiced and Belgian yeast, but the the flavor is hard to describe, but held together well. Nice job.

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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 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 barleywinefiend
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pored a light golden color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Loads of juicy fruit, bubble gum and sharp booze

T: Very sharp cutting booze, juicy fruit bubblegum, acetaldehyde notes of green apple and some estery notes of some banana, little citrus and very tasty overall

M: Nice body, carbonation and loads of taste

O: A very nice beer overall

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Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery
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