MONKS’ DARK® ALE
Monks’ Dark Ale is Abbey Brewing’s signature take on the traditional British Browns and Summer Porters. Monks’ Dark Ale is an all-season medium-bodied ale, perfect for drinking in the heat of summer and the dead of winter.
Monks’ Dark Ale features a complex flavor profile that invites one more sip…and then another.
• ABV: 6.5%
• IBU* : 24
• OG: 16° Plato
• Color: SRM 29.9—Dark ebony with light brown to amber highlights
• Clarity: Clear to very slight haze
Monks’ Dark Ale pours with nice lacing and a lasting tan head that translates into a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation but no alcohol warmth or astringency. The predominant aromas are hazelnut and chocolate with hints of raisins and stone fruits but lacking the buttery smell or flavor of other dark ales. Flavors include toasted hazelnuts, raisins, caramel malt and mild green apples. No phenols (compounds responsible for a medicinal or smoky aroma and/or after-taste) are evident. The subdued, yet present hops create a light, crisp, refreshing taste. The finish is dry with mild caramel and green apples and a slight roastiness.
Monks’ Dark Ale blends a number of two-row pale malts to create its signature flavor and body:
• Yakima Golding
• North American base
• Chocolate Malt
• Caramel Malt (40L, 60L and 120L)
• Black Barley
While Monks’ Dark Ale may be brewed in the European tradition, its ingredients are all-American.
HOW TO SERVE
To enjoy Monks’ Dark Ale at its finest, we suggest:
Serving Temperature: 45°to 54°F (8°to 12°C)
Serving Glassware: Nonic pint, pint or beer mug
Food Pairing: chili-based foods, hearty stews, roasted or barbecued beef or poultry
Monks’ Dark Ale also complements cheesecake as a dessert beverage.