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Vintage Monks 2013 | Adelbert's Brewery

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Vintage Monks 2013Vintage Monks 2013

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vintage Monks is a blend of our Trappist inspired ales which have spent months aging in oak wine barrels. Each barrel imparts unique flavors of red wine, tart fruits and lovely funk. The blended result is a wonderfully complex ale that is beautifully balanced. Pairs well with tangy cheeses, rich meats, fried foods and fruit-based desserts. Formerly called: Barrel Aged Dancin' Monks.

Added by Abe_Froman on 11-10-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 23
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 003 Bottled 5/19/14 at 50 degrees into hand washed and dried tulip
Aroma of oak barrels
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to nothing
Lacing none
Body deep garnet
Flavor begins with a dry vinous hit which slowly fades into oak; tart and a little grape essence; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, dry, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of vickersspitfire
2/5  rDev -44.9%

This is my second Vintage Monks and I have to say I am disappointed, after reading the few reviews on here, I'm guessing San Antonio is just getting a bad batch from distributors. I am, however, going to review this beer off the two bottles I have had so far.

Dark brown body with mild carbonation and topped off with a nice thick brown head that slowly thins out. The lacing is well maintained as you drink and slight reddish hues come out towards the outer edges of the beer.
Caramel, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, mild butter.
Vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and its mildly sweet over all.
medium to light bodied

I have a strong feeling this is a great beer but both time this beer has been really bad and does taste like vinegar Worcestershire sauce and just sour over all.

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Photo of EGreen
4.71/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice sweet tart (yes a bit of an oxymoron) aroma. Very fruity and light: raisin, prune, apricot... Nice. Flavor follows about the same with a nice oakiness (but not overbearing), very good sour, and mild funkiness. This, by far, is the best Adelbert's brew I've had yet. Previous beers have failed to live up, but this one delivers!

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice golden amber. A bit cloudy, head didn't last long, and not much lacing.

A fruity aroma. Over all a very pleasant nose.

Light on the tongue, light carbonation that fizzes in the mouth.

A bright flavor with a hint of tart, sour and oak.

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Vintage Monks 2013 from Adelbert's Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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