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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a medium sized fluffy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish, dusty, musty and had some faint dry spices though a bit dirty and off. The flavor was dry, musty, dusty and a bit dirty with faint dry spices, pepper and was almost boozy despite the low alcohol content. The finish was medium length dry dust and dirt. Medium body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2957) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s. Pours out a moderate copper color with a well carbonated, small white head. Aroma is of fruity Belgian yeast, spices, and some apple. Taste is apple, doughy bread, spice and some Belgian yeast. Not overly complex, but very easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Poured at the Big Texas Beer Festival. Light pour with a small white head. Aroma is fruit, grapes, and a little metal. Taste is not much, vinous, and awkward.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pours a clear copper color with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma is Belgium yeast with notes of honey. The taste, like the aroma, is Belgian yeast and honey. The mouthfeel is medium with some effervescence present. While enjoyable probably won't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1521) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours.a slightly hazy copper with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is banana peel, coriander, and yeast. Taste is very similar. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttoadee (1158) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Amber, medium head. Nose smells of Belgian yeast, but fairly faint. Medium through the middle, slightly malty....never seems to finish the deal. Will not buy again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thouse (51) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Hazy golden amber in color. Yeasty ester aromas showing mild fruitiness and clove and pepper spices. Malt sweetness. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5422) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Received a single 12-oz bottle from BDR. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, golden grain malt, a hint of clove and some light leather. Taste is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, some light banana notes, a hint of clove and Belgian yeast. Finish is semi-sweet with a light Belgian ale profile. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dagimp (915) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
ON tap at Bar Ferdinand in NOLIBS PHL. Poured a slight reddish orange but mainly clear. Very little lacing. Mild sweet Belgian aroma. Tiny bit of berries too. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing without too much carbonation. Taste was of light fruit, funk, Belgian flavors and some slightly tart fruit. Overall, a very solid beer. Nothing I would go out hunting for and I felt weird ordering it (what with all the Jebus references in the beer), but it’s a very decent beer that drinks quite well. A very good gateway beer to getting folks into Belgians.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
hey man you gotamatch .. . pours a hazy deep amber .. light on the foam .. . don’t sit in the broken chair .. . yeast, jam, and light grain .. . the litterbox! the litterbox! .. . pretty nice stuff, mild and enjoyable on a cool day .. . . fizzies, they don’t make them anymore, you remember...

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