Single in Bruges
While Belgian monks have brought us boldly flavored and high octane beers such as Tripels and Quadrupels, the beer that they are most likely drinking themselves is a Singel or Patersbeir. Like those monks, at Barrel of Monks you’ll likely see us enjoying this clean and refreshing beer regularly as there is always something to be done and staying on as even a keel as possible is key. It’s both the perfect beer to begin your quest into the world of Belgian Ales and an ideal choice after a long day of toil and trouble.
DubbelAvailable in bottles
Charmingly tweaked from the Latin term Ab Aeterno which translates to “from eternity” or “since the beginning” depending on who you ask, Abbey Terno is our version of the abbey style Dubbel. This timeless brown beer makes liberal use of delicious Belgian candi sugar that adds notes of toffee, dried fruit, just a hint of chocolate and is dry and sessionable even at 7.5% ABV.
Belgian TripelAvailable in bottles
The Three Fates in Greek mythology were sisters who determined length of life and eventual demise, they held the key to your destiny. Three Fates Tripel is a 9% ale with subtle hints of caramel, sweet bread and plenty of zesty spice from the Belgian yeast strain. It is often described as quite pleasant in appearance with a deep golden color and a white frothy head.
Inspired by the Trappist brewers in Belgium, the Quardupel is a Belgian style ale that is typically dark, strong, and bold in flavor. Our Quadraphonic is no exception. Quadraphonic is deep brown in color with reddish hues. It bursts with flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and raisins, with a long rich finish. This beer is designed for celebration and decadence, and hides it's 10.5% ABV well.
Belgian Style Scotch Ale
Tartan monk is our take on a Scotch ale - a dark ale with a hint of roastiness and full body. Ours has a twist in that it is made with a Belgian yeast strain - giving it some interesting dark fruit notes not found in many Scotch ales.
2016 Grand Cru
Grand Cru Ale
We used big, bold malts to create a dense and sweet flavor bomb that will cling to your tongue for dear life. There is plenty of dark fruit, raisin and caramel to enjoy here, along with a pleasant spiciness on the nose from the noble hops and yeast. We plan to brew this offering on a yearly basis, but I wouldn’t count on it being the same every batch. Every iteration of this beer will be a chance to work with new ingredients and push the envelope and give the customer a chance to try a once in a lifetime beer. The 2016 version will soon be gone, enjoy while you can.
Wit/White AleAvailable in bottles
The Wit, Witbier or White Ale is a staple among Belgian brewers and is an ideal style for those seeking a drinkable yet full flavored beer. The large quantities of wheat lend a slight bready tang that compliments the orange peel and coriander spice we add to the boil. This beer is meant to be cloudy from the suspended yeast and proteins from the wheat malt. The fruit notes, phenolic spiciness of the yeast and tanginess of the wheat malt make this a refreshing yet complex beer.
Belgian Amber Ale
From a virtuoso piece of music performed by nimble dexterous fingers to show its performers’ abilities, Toccata describes poise, skill and technique. We believe that our Amber Ale shows off these same attributes. Expertly blending high quality German 2-Row barley and crystal malts gives this beer a brilliant color and lends notes of toasty bread and subtle fruit from the yeast. Harmony and balance are the key, letting all the flavors come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Single In Havana
Guava Belgian Single
Fruit beers are best when they are done subtly. Blending fruit and beer require more the precision of a scalpel than the brute force of a chainsaw. The Guava in our Single in Havana adds just a touch of sweetness and tropical fruit to our crisp, dry Single in Bruges producing a well-balanced beer.
SaisonAvailable in bottles
Saison is a funny category of beer. They can take the form of super funky farmhouse ales, full of earthy or even horsey aromas and flavors (horsey tastes better than it sounds, rest assured!). On the other end of the spectrum, you have the clean refined flavors or zesty spice and light, tart citrus. Our Nuance is very much in latter category, dry and effervescent with subtle spice notes that blend seamlessly with light floral hops. Neither big nor bold, it is a little more…nuanced.
Amarillo Dry-Hopped Belgian Pale Ale
In a world full of over bitter IPAs, our Endless Enigma is the perfect blend, plenty of hop flavor and aroma without the mouth-numbing bitterness that many pale ales offer. Old world hops lend grassy, herbaceous notes to the flavors of caramel malt and banana. Now let us be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a big, bold and bitter beer, but we simply lean towards offering a bit more malt balance and yeast character in our Belgian Pale Ale.
Monk de Soleil
Brett Belgian Pale AleAvailable in bottles
Monk de Soleil is our first collaboration beer with our friends at 7venth Sun Brewery. This amber colored ale was initially fermented with a classic Belgian yeast strain, then spent several weeks undergoing a secondary fermentation with a culture of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. Finally we dry hopped it. The result is a dry moderately hoppy ale with definite Belgian character and complex flavor profile. Enjoy!