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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Note: Monks’ Ale is initially being contract-brewed by Sierra Blanca Brewing for Abbey Beverage Company.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
355ml bottle. Orange pour. Penolic aroma, some malt, floral, not bad. Falvor again phenolic, fairly dry but with a candylike flavor. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
justinz91 (29) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Monks’ Ale poured from bottle to glass. Aroma is of roasty, grass, earthy, and woody. Appearance is golden, with minimal head.Taste is medium bitterness, and salty. Palate light body, thin feel, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Great beer very light but full of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (1993) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Tap - fair size head, light gold color, kind of a buttery Apple like aroma and flavor, seemed a little off to me, ok overall I guess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13615) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle from Marcus. Pours dark copper with a beige head. A stewed fruit aroma. Med body. Flavor is slightly spicy with banana ester. A rather minimal Belgian ale, but easily identifiable as a Belgian. Not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8696) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours ruddy brown with a transient beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some light banana esters and a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DenverLogan (1008) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2015
From a 12oz into a Delirium Noel stem glass. Pours amber-brown with head and lace. Big aroma of banana, lemon scones, amber malts. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, amber malts, banana, minerals, grass, clove. Overall rich aroma and flavor, strong yeast esters, yet light on malts and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12oz bottle 7/4/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Tumbler-Pours orange with a small off white head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, and malt. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but was expecting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1920) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap. Served a dark copper color with fair head and nominal lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, bit of malt and caramel. Taste of dark fruit, bit of malt sweetness and brown sugar. Decent bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body and a bit sugary. Had hoped for something more robust.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3860) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is some dark bread and a bit of toffee. Flavor is kind of bready and dry with a sweet brown sugar toward the end. Not bad but not exciting either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (185) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
From a 12 ounce bottle. pours copper with nice carbonation and slight head. Nose is of candied sugar and hops, almost soapy. Muted taste finishing slightly acrid with good mouth feel. This is a beer you would need pepcid with if you drank too many. Slightly disappointing for being labeled a Belgian ale.

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