Father Christmas | Barrel of Monks Brewing

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Brewed by:
Barrel of Monks Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
10% Belgian inspired Dark Ale with Holiday Spices.

Added by DosBeerigos on 11-24-2015

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davis714
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice ruby color with a lasting tan head that laces nicely. Smells like a pumpkin without the pumpkin. Warm and spicy, not sure if malts stand up to the spices enough. Was a little confused at first but ended up enjoying it.

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown Ruby color with a khaki head. Spicy notes of potpourri and caramel and fruit cake notes dominate the aroma and flavors. Medium body. It's a pretty good Christmas ale but lacks amazing depth or complexity.

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Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is the only beer from these guys i havent really liked. it needs work for sure. first of all, advertised as a belgian dark, its like copper in the glass, at the darkest. nice head though. there arent a lot of spices on the nose either, for me, its all sweet caramelized malt. i get very very little depth too, just sweet malt, a slight red apple thing, and then the belgian yeast, which is bubblegum-like and a little overly flavorful in front of what else is going on here. in the flavor, i am looking for a lot more. hardly any spices at all. maybe a slight hint of anise or licorice, honey, and possibly allspice, but some of this might be from the yeast too. the grain is just too sweet for me, the body too thin, and the rest of it just sort of missing. its not that boozy for how strong it is though, which is nice. i had way higher hopes for this, especially in the context of their other beers, which have been absolutely fantastic. for those looking for a sweeter holiday beer, this is a good pick, its well made, but it lacks distinction in my mind. good but certainly not great.

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Father Christmas from Barrel of Monks Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 6 ratings