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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1704) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MO3Lyr (2) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
A pretty well balanced beer with a tease of carmelly flavor. In terms of color, I loved it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 5, 2013
This beer had a German hops flavor it was good but had a distinct flavor that left an aftertaste in the mouth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2600) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
Flaska @ Churchkey, DC. Hälls upp dyigt brunorange med smutsvitt skum. Doftar melass, karamell och jäst. Smaker av karamell, banan, gräs och citrus. Svag beska.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (4056) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5112) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Why didn’t I have this before, seems common. bready aroma. decent head from a bottle. darker yellow but not quite brown. my bottle says abbey brewing company. taste has a somewhat older lager appeal to it. is this in the same style as orval, heheheh? initially seems a little fruity but that old lager feeling keeps kreepin in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3941) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
30 May 2013, bottle. light gold, clear, steady bubbles. nose is actually rather like a lager, slightly bitter. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. has some belgian yeast, noticeable vegetables, some golden syrup. not very good.

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