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RATINGS: 125   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Had this on tap at Monks in Philly. This one grew on me. It had a nice floral aroma from a pale amber with a small head. The flavor was citrus, some spice and some sweet malt. It is very light and quite drinkable compared to some others of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5697) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
[Draft @ Monks] Hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, grass, and citrus. Taste of citrus, crisp, grassy hops, with light toffee sweetness, and a lightly bitter, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Not bad, not great. Sort of forgettable. Belgian yeast notes on the palate not much in the nose. Slightly bitter finish, sort of thin. Just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear amber color with an average sized head. Aromas of grains, some spices and some citrus. Tastes of citrus, grains, bready, and some spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Golden amber, clear with a shiny white head that fades quickly, big bubbles a little soapy looking head... Pungent fruity aroma, apricot, maybe peaches, kinda spicy... Decent aroma, interesting, has a desserty feel to it... lively, kinda spicy, a small bit of a generic belgian malt flavor... Light to medium light body, some banana... dry finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Gold with hints of light amber. Thin egg-shell head. Smells of phenolics with slight spice and grain. Taste is phenolic, spice, a decent dose of grain, with a tart apple finish. Much yummier than anticipated. Touch of spicy earthy hop bitterness and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt cereal hops caramel. Flavor is malt, cereal, hops, caramel, grass, pears, pepper. A bit of spiciness and grassy hops in the finish. Belgian ale........not so sure but this isn’t half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle pours deep gold with no head. Aroma is doughy with notes of honey, and light accents of stonefruit. Flavor shows the same with the yeast providing most of the depth. Overall body is moderate, soft, and finishes dry and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, slight spice, light candi sugar, and some hops. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, grain, malt, hops, slight candi sugar, and barley. Medium body. Oily texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, light to medium bitter, Belgian yeast, hops, and malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Wow, a New Mexico beer. Much rarer than an illegal alien crossing via New Mexico, which is a goddamned shame. The pour here is clear deep gold with little head, a 3. Nose is pale malt, roasty and slightly charred with some funky yeasty esters, apricot and honey. Good nose. Taste is pale malty, slightly sweet and with a solid fruity front note, and with late spicy yeasty estery notes, finishing like a fine chardonnay mixed with apples and a bier de garde. Good complexity here, and a nice brew here.

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