Single in the Sun
Belgian Style Single AleAvailable in bottles
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.
Belgian Style 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% ABV.
Belgian Style TripelAvailable in bottles
Possibly the most well known and timeless style of Belgian Abbey Ales is the tripel. In keeping with that tradition we use only the finest European malts and hops to craft Three Fates. The nose offers floral notes and zesty yeast aromas. Hints of stone fruits, caramel, and spices accompany this full flavored golden yellow ale. This complex beer pairs extraordinarily well with food and can be aged for years for those people that practice patience.
Belgian-style QuadrupelAvailable in bottles
The quadrupel is the grandaddy of the Abbey style ales. Typically, they are dark, strong ales bursting with flavors such as dark fruit, chocolate and raisins and our Quadraphonic is no exception. This dense beer hides its 10.5% ABV well with a deep brown color and a long rich finish. The Quadraphonic is a beer designed for celebration and decadence.
WitbierAvailable in bottles
Slightly bready with the bitter tang of orange peel and coriander spice
Sacrilicious Vol. 2
Belgian-Style Barrel Aged Blend Dubbel, Tripel & Quad aged in tequila barrels
Volume 2 of our blending series. For this limited release we took our Abbey Terno, Three Fates, Quadraphonic and aged the blend in tequila barrels for several months.
Belgian-Style Wheat WineAvailable in bottles
Brewed in celebration Wizard's birthday, we've created a 'super' version of our Wizard wit. This massive wheat wine ale takes the bready malts, zesty phenols, orange peel and coriander of our traditional wit and turns the volume up. The beer is full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel bursting with orange, vanilla and prickly spices. The is almost impossibly long coating the tongue with orange cream and coriander.
Farmhouse AleAvailable in bottles
The farmhouse ale is a unique category of beer. They can take the form of super funky saisons, 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 of 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.
Belgian Style Quadrupel with Cherries & ChocolateAvailable in bottles
Be Mine. This is a version of our Quadraphonic quadrupel treated with cherries and chocolate. This brings one word to mind... decadence. The tart cherries and cocoa nibs added to the already rich dark fruit nots of our Quadraphonic, results in a hedonistic delight for the senses. This annual release is perfect for sharing with that special someone. Cheers!
Hazelnut Vanilla Abbey Terno
Belgian Dubbel with Hazelnut & Vanilla
Abbey Terno is our Belgian style dubbel. It is a sessionable, sweet, deep red ale that was introduced to hazelnut and vanilla. They provide a well balanced blend of roastyness with a smooth vanilla finish.
Blood Orange Bliss
Belgian Style Gose with Blood Orange
Adding sea salt, coriander and blood oranges to a tart wheat ale makes for a ridiculously refreshing beer. The phenolic yeast strain adds additional zesty spice to this already complex ale. The flavor suggests a thirst quenching blood orange margarita, but with great balance all of the elements create an interesting and unique tart fruit ale.
Belgian-Style 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.