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Dancin' Monks | Adelbert's Brewery

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3.63/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2015 Gold Medal from Artisan Awards
2014 Craft Beer Awards Gold Medal

THE ALE: This clean, malty ale has a robust flavor with fruity, plum aromas. The carbonation balances the moderate sweetness from the malt, resulting in a dry and smooth finish. It pairs great with savory foods like barbecue, rich stews, grilled meats, and dark chocolate cake.

THE STORY: The Colombian Monks could really cut loose during the annual retreat hosted by Del at his home near Naivasha Lake in Kenya. Smiling ear to ear and with ale in hand, they would dance the night away! You might find you are doing your own little happy dance after a glass of Dancin’ Monks. Drink, dance, repeat.

Added by champ103 on 03-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,449
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
105
pDev:
9.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Photo of Pnotuner
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I tested it at about room temperature which may not be fair to the brew. Nice brown color but very cloudy like unfiltered cider. It doesn't smell bad but it's aroma doesn't entice me either. It feels kinda medium in thickness. Taste is too heavy on the malts and drinking it was almost laborious.
. Now I'm going to say something that could get me kicked out of here. I chilled it. Then I poured a half glass and topped it off with a cold Modelo Negra. Still it did not fizz up. But, the two brews came alive when mixed and became something very pleasant. And I will do it again.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a Magnum bottle Batch 19.

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Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of videofrog
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wejohnsn
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NanookinTexas
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Adelbert's Brewery Dancin' Monks Hand Crafted Belgian Style-Dubbel; Bottle Conditioned; Bottled in Austin, Texas on June 25, 2015; 7.2%ABV; 750ml Bottle; Corked & caged; $8.41, acquired at Spec's Wine Spirits & Finer Foods in El Paso, Texas on Jan. 9, 2016; Poured into Ommegang Brew Stem.

L: Pours a very nice, rich, medium-dark, hazy, reddish amber colour. Considering that this bottle has a fairly strong POP when removing the cork, it seems there's very little effervescence (puzzling, considering it is bottle conditioned & the "bottled on date?"). Almost a "Barley Wine-like" character (again, puzzling, considering a relatively low ABV, IMO). Am I wrong on this?

S: Considering the relatively low ABV, I find the alcohol level present in the nose. I was not anticipating that. Semi-sweet/sour plum notes come through, along with very subtle malt/yeast/bread notes, more so when served chilled. Malt/yeast/bread notes become more present as it warms, while semi-sweet/sour plum fades.

T: Alcohol, for me, is very noticable on the palate, not overwhelming, yet there. Not boozy. Again, semi-sweet/sour plum, along with very mild sour cherry. Almost "Barley Wine-like" character (how so, at such a low ABV?). Subtle malt/yeast/bread notes.

F: Virtually no effervescence. Wine like character on the palate (almost like a Moscato in character, not flavor), yet there is always a mild to medium sour/tangy character present.

O: Not what I was expecting, particularly given I drank a bottle of Flyin' Monks two Sundays ago. The lack of carbonation/effervescence leaves this brew wanting. Perhaps I have an "off" bottle? Perhaps my taste-buds are off after consuming a bottle of Iron Throne the previous night (IDK)? This is the very first bottle of Dancin' Monks I've had. I am willing to give it another go, yet not for a while, as I have too many other brews in my stash to get through. Prhaps this one requires some aging? How much, IDK?

This one leaves me curious, as I've now had the Flyin' Monks and Dancin' Monks and, I have one bottle each of Black Rhino and Philosofizer to try.

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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 14.99/26.4 oz bottle ($ 0.586/oz) at World Market in The Forum in Selma, TX
Bottled 10/20/14, served at 42 degrees, opens with a resounding “POP” (after the cork breaks and has to be pulled with a cork screw) into hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 55 degrees
Aroma of malt and fruit
Head average (Three cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy, diminishing to irregular four to six mm ring and rocky layer
Lacing - none
Body medium brown, chill haze, moderate effervescence
Flavor begins lightly sweet with some light plum flavor, ends lightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

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

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Photo of jtaylord
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LouAleHead
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhatAtUT
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mig100
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

25.4 oz. bottle poured into goblet

L: tri-colored and clear, brilliant red, copper and gold with the darker red up top and facing into lighter gold on the bottom; huge foam out of the bottle, pours like a Belgian with at least a 1/2-inch tan/beige head, keeps a thick collar and almost full but light skin; clarity and color are fantastic; no sticking or lacing

S: wine, grapes ... can almost smell the alcohol, very red wine-like; nuts, peanuts

T: fruity up front, some wine/alcohol flavor; over time the nutty flavor takes over, but the fruit is putting up a good fight; not overly sweet to the point of an earthy taste joining in, almost dirt hop-like

F: solid weight, great Belgian-like carbonation

O: shows a good fruity promise early on but starts pushing forth that nutty/peanut flavor most American-made dubbels and quads have -- a flavor I've not encountered in Belgian-made dubbels/quads; the fruit taste is nice, and this one has very little sweetness compared to many abbey ales -- the brewer obviously didn't chunk in a bunch of candi sugar; a solid beer compared to other American-made abbey ales but no better than a C-minus compared to the real thing

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Bourbon color
- Sweet maltiness smell. Some strong, overbearing aftertaste. Warming, somewhat hoppy, not that sweet. An okay dubbel, not as comparable to the Belgian ones

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Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fx20736
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought from Beers of the World, March 2015. Poured into a goblet at cellar temp.

Look: medium dark amber, thin white head. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Slightly underpowered Belgian yeast smell.

Taste: a little smoky. Faint resemblance of a Dubbel

Feel: a little flat

Overall: not very good

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Photo of Longhorn08
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eggshellman
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Dancin' Monks from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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