Shaolin Fist | Monkish Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 06-12-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 40
Photo of jlindros
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Big foamy creamy head 1.5 finger, fades at med lace, light messy lacing, dark mahogany clear color.

Nose peppery, green pepper, baking spices, like a cardamom thing, pepper heat, little roasty metallic thing, faint Belgian esters and sweet malts.

Taste is sweet, more Belgian dubbel like with candy fig, date, fruity esters, light baking spices and candy sweet flavors, syrupy notes, faint pepper but almost no spice, but definite Sichuan like pepper taste. Finish sticky sweety, candy sweet syrupy malts, Belgian dubbel ester profile, faint pepper heat.

Mouth is med bit heavier bod, fluffy carb, little sticky.

Overall eh.

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Photo of rudzud
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark garnet clearish hue with a two finger light tan head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of malts, roast, light metallic, faint vegative pepper note. Light light peppercorn.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Toffee, malts, light metallic, faint peppercorns. Light bit of spice.

M - Mouthfeel is thin, watery, brightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was rather interesting, in theory, but a failure in execution.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, pepper, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with herb and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a much better set of aromas over the taste.

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Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewed with Sichuan peppercorns according to brewer's description. Pours a handsome ruby red-brown in the tall tulip. Winey nose with some yeasty fruit. On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

Starts out with a fine-grained white foam, not especially long lasting. Moderate carbonation. The classic Dubbel flavor, with the darkly fruity tang, and that bitterish dry yeast fighting with the malty sweetness. I don't taste the pepper.

Dark fruit with some cherry, cedar cigar box notes, and a whiff of sweet vermouth. Drinkable bitterish-sweetish but uninspired beer, not helped by the flattening mouthfeel. There are so many other interesting variations on the theme that are more enjoyable. Still it's a competent brew.

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Shaolin Fist from Monkish Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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