Monk’s IndiscretionMarch 1, 2012 Poulsbo, WA
Sound Brewery is the dream project realized for five like-minded individuals with a common goal: To make and distribute the types of beers that we’ve been buying, searching for, imagining, brewing and enjoying for decades.
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Neat package; die cut label, nifty neck label, and screen printed logo, makes big promises and then delivers. Design features a monk offering a beer to a nun begging the question, “what’s indiscreet about that?” Gorgeous deep gold bordering on cooper. Sensational nose boasts sweet tones of a Belgian triple with the hop bouquet of a double IPA; foral and sweet, ying and yang balance with an emphasis on the yang that makes this a better beer for food than most triples. We savored it with Brussels sprouts, mussels cooked in a more traditional triple (the hops would make the mussels bitter,) and a salad of Belgium Endive.
- Charles Finkel
A clear and amber promise is confirmed with eloquent and sensual fruity aromas from yeast and hops. Flavor upends assumptions of what a Belgian character can be. Warm and sumptuous alcohol emerges flamboyantly. Hop bite is satisfyingly bitter but not quite transfixing. It’s the roller coaster flavors and aromas that takes one for a ride. Radical ruse becomes a sentimental memory by the time you finish savoring this truly unique and magnificent specialty. Well done Mr. Brewer Person. You make our day.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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