Monk's Lunch | Ritual Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Smarty_Pints on 03-06-2014

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#28,530
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
11.32%
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of Stebow1289
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Brolo75
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a very pale straw color with a slight haze, bright white head, no retention or lacing, not much carbonation. Lots of Belgian yeast, notes of spice, clove, pear, banana, and honey, lots of spice and malt. Notes follow the nose with spice, clove, and pear along with banana, bitterness is mild with the finish having strong notes of spice and malts, taste like German malts giving it a lager like finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a slightly dry finish and a good amount of carbonation. Very easy to drink.

A good amount of depth and complexity that I often find in Belgian style beers but it could use more aroma and flavor, very light on the palate that would make it an excellent session beer due to the low ABV.

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Photo of cdog707yo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ACB
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of sholbert
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A great, sessionable Belgian ale. A bit tart, like pear and granny Smith apple, with a very dry, spicy finish. This is a great warm day beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewery describes this as a Belgian Single. Appearance is nice in the 0.4 litre glass with the golden color and modest suds. Light beery aroma. Light bodied with a watery but refreshing quality.

This has a long, deep, toasty malt flavor that is quite appealing. The Belgian yeastiness is not overly powerful, and adds a pleasant bitter tang and some interesting murky malt. There is some slight sweetness and hints of chestnut, with some cedar woodiness and a fruity tang. Very modest bitterness. They list this at 29 IBUs.

Overall this is a highly drinkable brew that seems simple at first sip but grows in complexity. They should put this in cans to throw in the backpack. On tap at Blind Lady Ale House in San Diego.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, dried citrus peel, yeast, spice, and tea aromas. Taste is much the same with dried citrus peel, tea, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of Gobzilla
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of redfox405
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of benzalman
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Olsquez
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Love everything about ritual except that they employee that scum bag steve garcia, what a piece of shit he is, but the beer is amazing, let's see how he screws this up like he did hangar 24

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Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IceAce
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Furlinator
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly funky, lightly spiced with some apple flavor.

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Monk's Lunch from Ritual Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 22 ratings