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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Note: Monks’ Ale is initially being contract-brewed by Sierra Blanca Brewing for Abbey Beverage Company.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Clear amber with a small white head. Lots of carbonation. Bananna yeast aroma. corn taste on the palate with some hop bitterness. Sticky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle at Belgian Beer Bar at RBSG. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of pear, wood, fruits, spicy hops and yeast. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild aromas of light fruit, pale malt, spicy yeast. Medium body. Lightly sweet caramel, spicy yeast, light pit fruit flavors--ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
The body is clear and on the orange-amber side of the spectrum... with a mix of golden orange and amber, it almost looks like the two colors are competing for dominance. The head is off-white/extremeley light brown in color, thin and bubbly but not frothy with a weak head. Thick, but slippery lacing. The aroma is interesting, almost a little spicy and not as yeasty as I expected, being an Abbey-style beer coming from a brewery called "Abbey". Instead, the aroma is primarily the standard amber/malt/grain nose you’d get from a light amber, with a strong grass/spice character. Fresh, clean and kinda empty for a Belgian-style beer, to be honest. It has a pungent and fruity, yet light and clean flavor. Very easy, very smooth, with alot of amber malts, very light yeast. I wouldn’t guess this was an Abbey-style ale if blindfolded (I would guess a decent, light-bodied amber ale). If I was told, after said blindfolding, that it was an Abbey, I would have guessed it was Annheuser-Busch’s attempt at making an Abbey. Bad job on a Belgian...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Nice "Belgian" yeast aroma followed by some fruit and smoke notes. Pours a slightly cloudy honey amber in color. Dry on the palate with some trailing hops notes and more of the basic "Belgian" flavor to it. It’s kinda hard to describe but that’s the best way I can articulate it. Overall, its drinkable and has some complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a short-lived dusting of white head. The aroma picked up peppery spices, cloves, and lighter spices with some orange peel toward the back of the nose.. spicy and welcoming.. no complaints. The flavor found dry spices more than anything else, with cloves and white pepper leading.. fruity and bready sweetness supported.. a lot more spice on the finish.. tasty stuff. Light-bodied, dry, and spicy as mentioned on the palate.. nice sweet undertones.. I enjoyed this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color. Moderate white head that dissipates to a thin ring with good lacing. Aroma is pale malt, some bubblegum, banana and mild alcohol. Flavor is grassy hops, light grain, light fruit and some mustiness. Medium mouthfeel and moderate burn in the finish. OK, but nothing great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
FIRE IT UP! Gold pour. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel, light bitterness and yeast. Flavor is sweet, bitter, corn, honey. Bleh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12oz bottle from Mora2000, thanks Bill! Pours a crystal clear orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing throughout. Aroma is bigger pale malts with a grainy sweetness and a touch of caramel. A light grassy citrus, yeasty spice, and a touch of banana-clove. Flavor leans a tad bit more toward the yeast and grassy bitterness, but is still pale malt forward. Lots of cereal grains and a light sweetness to the pale malts up front along with a light bread and caramel. A soft banana-clove, apricot, and a light citrus-grass come in during the middle before a bit of a yeasty spice and the grass grow into the finish slightly to finish this off. Smooth, pale malty sweetness with a light, grassy, slightly citrusy and yeasty spice finish that mostly dries before leaving a medium length aftertaste where the yeast spice and clove flavor grows a bit more. Smooth, medium body and soft, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, not the most exciting Belgian at all, but not the worst. It has a balanced flavor throughout with a distinct grassy and yeasty spice, but the malts are quite bland and pale. Eh...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
bottle, orange color with white foam, aroma is vanilla extract and plum, flavor of malty vanilla, bitter, clove, finish is cloying


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