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Blue Monk Barley Wine 2015 – Brewsters Brewing Company

By Mike @mikescraftbeer

From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their "Blue Monk Barley Wine" a bottle from the 2015 vintage. Last time I had this beer it came in a much smaller bottle and I wonder why they made this change as half a bomber is an easier sitting with a huge barleywine. The beer pours a deep copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of dark frits, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and sweetness. The flavour is of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, earth, resin, bitterness, maybe a hint of citrus hidden with alcohol bringing in the rear. The alcohol content comes in at 9.5% with an IBU of 65. There is no doubt this is a true barleywine and its pretty enjoyable. I wish people would stop trying to pass off Triple IPA's as Barleywines these days.

Commercial Description: The monk represents discipline, respect and morality but that doesn't mean he can't indulge in a holy brew now and then. Blue Monk Barley Wine is an English style strong ale characterized by an intense, fruity flavour with notes of bread and toffee. Malt varietals include 2-Row, Carastan, Special B and Munich. Hop Varietals include Chinook, Magnum and Cascade.

Blue Monk Barley Wine 2015 – Brewsters Brewing Company
Blue Monk Barley Wine 2015 – Brewsters Brewing Company

About Mike

I am an avid outdoors man and hobby photographer who loves to spend as much time as possible exploring the beautiful backcountry of the Province of British Columbia and everywhere else! When not exploring nature though I am exploring Craft and Micro Brew beer locally and from around the world. If you love beer like I do please come on a journey for your taste buds. Who knows you just might find your next favorite beer!

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