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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - 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 (960) - 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 (8112) - .....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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours a murky golden with very small head that leaves no lacing and quickly dissipates. Bready malt aroma with resinous hops accompanying a sharp bitterness up front that isn’t entirely pleasant. Medium bodied. Sticky on the palate with moderate carbonation. Long finish with astringent bitterness that lingers. I cannot say I like this beer a great deal. Perhaps I got a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2298) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Nice and crisp Belgian style with hints of spice and citrus. A bit yeasty with a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
A beer should really be better than this if it’s going to so blatantly invite comparison to beer brewed by actual Belgian monks. Certainly not bad but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Goldish brown, good head. Spice and citrus aroma. Taste has some caramel and a bit of spice - not overpowering. Finish is more caramel and malt.. Not a ton of Belgian flavor, but it’s still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Aroma of floral and bread. Pours amber with a small head. Tastes of floral, champagne, and yeast. Great Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz bottle pours pale murky copper with near white head. The modest aroma seems to be exclusively spicy Belgian like yeast and a touch of light skinned fruity esters. The taste is similar with Belgian yeast spices running up and down and ringed by ribbons of tart to slightly sour wild tart yeast. To midway it starts to pick up fruity esters such as near ripe peach and a touch of sweet green apple. Easy drinking brew and the touch of tartness creates a refreshing sensation too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pours amber/bronze with some opacity, Thick and bready head with a nose that is notable for slight citrus and dough. On the tongue sour, bland malty, and yeasty finish with subtle fruit ester and coriander. Decent, but a ways to go to match Belgium.

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