BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz Bottle poured into a UK pint sleeve on 14th July 2014 while on holiday in California at my daughter and son in laws place. Murky dull amber body with a light tanned head that fell away fairly swiftly. Malts rule the nose and taste, tangy and almost sharp tasting brew, a hidden bitterness within the flavour. Different and interesting, but I did not take to it greatly, it was not balanced. I think it was too cold at the start because it became less malty and more hoppy as it warmed, like two different beers really. My first beer from New Mexico, up to 31 States now.
deyholla (6501) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy earthy gold wit ha white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains and grass with some light Belgian yeast backing. Flavor has lots of bread with some sweet grains and a light belgian yeast.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. amber orange with small head. nasty metallic aroma. less pronounced metallic taste. mainly some sweet caramel. light hop bitterness. not impressed by this one.
ronaldtheriot (1192) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monk’s Ale has a thin, almost nonexistent, white head, a mostly clear, orange-gold appearance, with tight bubble streams and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sweet fruits, sweet bread, and spice. Taste is the same, with low bitterness and no cloying aspects. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Monk’s Ale finishes crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. A very smooth, Belgian-style ale. I give this a strong recommendation. RJT
MO3Lyr (2) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty well balanced beer with a tease of carmelly flavor. In terms of color, I loved it!
brucebruce81 (254) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had a German hops flavor it was good but had a distinct flavor that left an aftertaste in the mouth
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mzaar (1522) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska @ Churchkey, DC. Hälls upp dyigt brunorange med smutsvitt skum. Doftar melass, karamell och jäst. Smaker av karamell, banan, gräs och citrus. Svag beska.
DiarmaidBHK (3368) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Susan’s fine wines. Pours brown with a thin head. slight yeast note on the nose but it smells off somehow. Not a lot of flavor on the tongue. Finishes clean. terrible example of the style.
GIJOE (578) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange with a mottled, foamy, white head that lasts a while. The nose is typical spiced Belgian spice and malt. Flavor is musty sweetness. Medium body. Decent brew.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of orange-tan with a little haze, 1/2 finger head that left an off-white sheen and some decent lacing.
Aroma is pretty yeasty, along with fruity, and with a touch of caramel malt.
Flavor is very Belgian yeast forward, with a pretty good fruitiness, some clove, some pepper, and some non-distinct spices, The malt base provides a solid background for the other flavors, lending a nice caramel malt/bread/light toast note.
Body is very full and rich, and leaves a malt base/caramel malt/Belgian yeast blend of aftertastes.
It’s an interesting brew, and was certainly worth the price. I’d have it again.