Gun Show | Monday Night Brewing

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Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by khargro2 on 06-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of gamblebc
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason419
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rxrxns
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of portia99
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.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
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.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psdonnelly
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWholeWorldAgrees
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
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.

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Photo of Zach136
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.

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4.6/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ttroha
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of robertjskelton
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Jadjunk
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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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