I got a call from my dad today. He was coming in earlier than expected to Stockholm. So I, my dad and Alfie the pop-up-man meet at Monks Café on Sveavägen after work. We ordered in a bottle of Maredous 10 and shared it.
I can’t believe they let these kind of ”people” into pubs in Stockholm 😉
Maredsous 10, 75 cl, 10% (Triple)
Appearance: Hazy golden colour, medium foam which left a nice lacing.
Smell: The smell seemed very promising with hints of dried fruit, nuts and ham. To be more precise a kind of Spanish dried pork where the pigs have been feed on chestnuts. Very appealing smell indeed and it leaned towards wine so I was intrigued.
Taste: The taste was a bit disappointing after having smelled it. The alcohol took over most of the taste and I had a hard time tasting the sweet and dried fruits. It did made my mouth tingle which I found odd, almost like when you eat a kiwi.
Maredsous 6: 3,7/5
Maredsous 8: 3,4/5
We also tried an Argentinean beer mostly on chance. I can’t find it at Ratebeer but the comments seems to indicate that it’s Araucana Rojiza Fuerte but at Monks it was named:
Smell: Had a sweet smell with some hints of dried fruit.
Taste: Similarities to wine, weak taste compared to the smell just as with the nr 10 above. Also had hints of dried fruit and strong alcohol with a bite to it.