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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - 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 (1000) - 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 (4755) - 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 (3571) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Love the stained glass look on the label though I would like to read more about the brand on it. Pours a light orange with minimal head. Has some of the dubbel spice to it. A touch viscous. Some orange notes in the background too. A bit of a bready cinnamon roll aroma. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (679) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Gold pour. Aroma is spicy yeast, clove, and banana. Flavor is spicy yeast and a little lager like flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6115) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
4oz draft pour. Hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was some notes of bready malts, yeast notes. Flavor was sweet malts, bready notes, yeast character. Wished it was a bit more clean, but it was okay overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
to me this had some pretty good body and tasted brown like caramel with a bit of malt syrup and a fruit flavor mellowed well. seems yeasty enough. a bit of gravy like flavor that i enjoyed. there you go. distinct hop flavor near the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 6, 2013
Pale and watery. Nothing remarkable in the taste. Poured half of it out. Gimmicky.

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