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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
djd07 (10579) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is a bready malt and skunk. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter malt and metallic finish. Not much going on with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle at the Sharp Edge Brassiere tasting on 4/23/12. A solid Belgian ale, but nothing special. A good everyday drinker for Belgian ale fans. Bready scent kind of like the crust of a pie, clear bronze pour, a nutty fronted taste over the lightly crisp palate, and a bready presence in the middle taste, finishing on a bitter note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
This poured a medium amber color with a white head. Aroma was spices, yeast, some prunes, and candy sugar. Flavor was much the same, the sweetness was kept to a low, but somewhat bland and uninviting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - 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 (3093) - 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 (1602) - 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 (1685) - 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 (1297) - 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 (53) - 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.

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