Monday Night Brewing

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Wild Ale
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3.65 | pDev: 14.52%
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: What does the fox drink? If he's smart, it's Excolatur. The result of over two years of aging in Bourbon and rum barrels, this dark sour benefits from an additional four months over Montmorency cherries. The combination of lactobacillus and pediococcus give Excolatur a clean sourness with just enough funk to remind you it is, like the fox, wild and untamed. With an acidity similar to wine and a 9.7% ABV, Excolatur pairs well with a great steak, chocolate-covered cherries, or an outdoor fire pit with friends
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. Released 2/10/18. Served in a Monday Night snifter. Enjoyed 2/18/18.

Pours a muddy mahogany with ruby highlights and almost three fingers of deep manilla head. The foam gradually recedes, leaving a nearly complete blanket, a frothy crown and lots of patchy lacing.

Aromas of earthy cherries, old wet wood, sour stone fruit, a vague bourbon rum combination and some bready sugar. The earthy, sweet cherry notes are delightful.

There are some interesting things going on in the flavor. Layers of wet oak, cherries, rum, dark fruit-laden fruitcake, bourbon-soaked barrel funk, apple seeds, earthy sugar and some chalky grain.

Full, chalky feel with soft, pillowy carbonation. The aftertaste is a funky, semi-sweet amalgam of earthy cherry, spirit-drenched old wood,

This is the first bottled wild beer I’ve tried from The Garage and it does not disappoint. Excolatur is very interesting and more than a little bit delicious. I’ll be grabbing another to see how this ages.

May 18, 2018
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle - $11.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an opqaue, ruddy, reddish-brown body with a viscous, off-white head.

Smell: A sharp, jutting alcoholic cherry topnote with toasty, caramelly notes and inncoculated barrel (at times bourbon, at times rum) wafts yielding some soured, tangy notes while housing some curious smoked chemical addhesive notes.

Taste: Some dark maltiness and some dark fruitiness (yellow apple, plum) in addition to the added tart cherries, which, when it hits the peppery alcohol content and overall twanginess of the beer, delivers a full-on store-brand cherry cough syrup flavor. Flashes of dark maltiness, some roast, some acrid smoke are felt, but the hot cherry cough syrup quickly taste redoubles its efforts to close out in a swallow that's altgoether sneer-worthy.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Bogus. Snazzy label, though!

Mar 11, 2018
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Pullen from Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Weird but good. Definitely double barreled. Plenty of oak up front followed by a clean sourness with cherry at the end. I'm really digging this beer! Gets better as it warms. As weird as this may sound, it would pair well with a nice cigar.

Feb 22, 2018
Excolatur from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 6 ratings