Gun Show
Monday Night Brewing

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Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
3.99 | pDev: 8.77%
Sep 08, 2018
Jun 08, 2014
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.08 by gamblebc from Georgia

Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by jason419

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 4.52 by Rxrxns from Georgia

Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by argock from Virginia

Apr 11, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by bongobeer from Alabama

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by ramblinwreck101 from Georgia

Mar 07, 2015
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Reviewed by portia99 from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Night Shift Barrel Society teku glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear orange tinted golden color with a thick two fingers of fluffy white head that leaves lots of webby lacing on the glass.

S - Slight traces of funk in the nose, plenty of Belgian yeastiness that gives an overall spicy impression. The pears used in this give a massive aroma and really stand out above the other aromas.

T - Quite noticeable juicy pear up front that starts a bit sweet and then dries out considerably towards the swallow. Alcoholic booziness blends with the pear nicely and sits above the grainy base and slight hop bitterness.

M - A bit on the thin side of medium bodied, ample prickly carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Sweet to start and plenty of intense pear that transitions to a grainy middle that dries out and picks up some of the hop bitterness and finishing with an alcohol impression on the exhale.

O - I think this might be my first pear beer. I have to say that the pear works quite well. Really works alongside the Belgain yeast esters very nicely adding some depth and complexity. Interesting beer for sure. Glad to have tried it.
Feb 28, 2015
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
look: quite clear, peachy-golden. white fluffy head on the pour that receded to a little more than film.
smell: Pretty subtle. Pear is most prominent with some yeasty notes and a hint of spice.
taste: much like the nose, but really comes together nicely, a little more spice in the finish than expected and well balanced with a nice creaminess.
Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by sendbeer from Georgia

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by psdonnelly from Alabama

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by TheWholeWorldAgrees from Alabama

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by msumike89 from Colorado

Jan 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty brew. Slightly on the sweet side for the style, but with a luscious creaminess and a depth of flavor that is really nice. A very nice surprise.
Jan 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Clear light yellow-orange with a white cap that, while thin, has great lasting power and lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Big pear character up front, sweet belgian yeast character. Light grainy malts. Touch of booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a touch of booze.
Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.6 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by devilfluff from New Jersey

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by rudabegga9 from Georgia

Nov 26, 2014
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Reviewed by ttroha from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
Bottle from Matlitude. Pours transparent gold with white head -- the color of apple juice. Aroma of pears, hops, yeast and spices. Taste is complex, with flavors of honey, pear, banana and booze. A tangy and sweet aftertaste. Not too shabby. Very drinkable.
Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Northisfrore from Georgia

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by Nordbier from Georgia

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by Will_The_Thrill from Georgia

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by robertjskelton from Florida

Oct 14, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Oct 13, 2014
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
"When was the last time you hit the gym? Do you even lift, bro? This is a beer you need to work for. A rich gold in color, like the weightlifting medal you wished you'd won, this spicy Belgian-style golden ale has been infused with pears. Be warned - the residual sugars, while deliciously reminiscent of fresh honey, mean that you should only drink this beer on your cheat day. So get back to the gym and work for it, bro. I bet I can bench more than you. Lets go." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Brewed as entry #4 in the Black Tie Reserve Series, released in September 2014, available in limited release 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 59º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden white head of a frothy crisp consistency over a golden amber body with near perfect clarity, no haze and easy carbonation. Retention is good, lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) The malt aroma is light and simple with notes of cracker malt, a medium dose of bread malt and a mild fruitiness that can be attributed to the pear addition. Concealed beneath are yeast notes of banana. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) The flavor follows many of the suggestions of the aroma with notes of pear juice, underripe apple, nectar. Yeast character is fairly low and simple, banana makes the biggest impact, a clean, mellow spiced bread malt rounds out the flavor. The beer finishes with a bite of pear alongside a pinch of alcohol. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is lightly chewy, slick and faintly dry. Carbonation is fairly low for a soft, medium frothy mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even between sweetness to the spices and mild acidity. The alcohol presence is mild, there are no notable off characters. 3.75

(Overall) The pear flavor makes such a subtle impact overall that you may not notice it if you weren't looking for it. Altogether it's a pretty good Belgian Strong Pale, fairly light and simple in body with just a puff of alcohol on the finish. I was pleased but not overwhelmed, your mileage may vary. 3.75

Monday Night Brewing's
Gun Show
Oct 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by KG710 from Georgia

Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Sep 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Sep 20, 2014
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Reviewed by ThickNStout from Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%
22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. No bottling date but was just released late August- early September 2014. Served in a Monday Night snifter.

Pours a brilliant orange gold with almost three full fingers of dense white foam. A thin layer remains and deposits small clumps of lace.

Fairly simple aroma of yeasty phenols, pears and some spice.

Flavors of honey, pear, apple skin, clove, caramel, spiced cake, faint bannana and a dash of booze. A fair bit sweeter than I'm used to from the style. The pear blends well with the base Belgian golden and hides it's alcohol very well.

Medium feel with a healthy dose of carbonation. Pear, yeasty apple skin and a vague bannana spice cake linger on the palate in the aftertaste.

I've got to hand it to Monday Night for dressing up a style that normally doesn't do much for me. Between the pear and the sweetness I really enjoyed Gun Show more than I was expecting.
Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by atlandy from Georgia

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kferq from Georgia

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 5 by Bigben0328 from Georgia

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 08, 2014
Gun Show from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 33 ratings