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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.

hfmejias' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hfmejias (937) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark amber color poured a nice thick tan head, not too bitter, nice malty, and a bit sweet taste. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (141) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
From a 12 ounce bottle. pours copper with nice carbonation and slight head. Nose is of candied sugar and hops, almost soapy. Muted taste finishing slightly acrid with good mouth feel. This is a beer you would need pepcid with if you drank too many. Slightly disappointing for being labeled a Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Beer #77 of NM 100. Banana and biscuits, in a surprisingly decent combination. Nicely dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2014
It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast, toffee and brown sugar. The taste was of wheat and malts with a little bread and a light dry spiciness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2035) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Hazy copper golden with lasting head and a little lace. Bready spicy aroma. Medium fruity sweet peach caramel with mild spicy hop finish and not too much cloy. Medium body. Pretty much what I expect from an unspectacular version of the style. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1238) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A fine belgian, a bit boring though. Pours a clear orange. Smells and tastes belgian, but not much else. Smooth but Unmemorable. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1171) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Decent brownish pour w/ a thin white head & lacing. The aroma is malty & somewhat sweet. The taste is similar. There’s not exactly a flavor explosion but is clean & smooth. It’s drinkable but not all that special!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - light peppery spices, orange peels, toasted bread and light caramel Appearance - hazy reddish amber, weird uneven off-white head, kinda lumpy looking really, average retention and no lacing. Mouthfeel - light bodied, medium carbonation, kinda prickly Flavor - cloves, peppery, doughy, light sweetness with a spicy finish. Overall - nice spice level in the aroma and flavors, easy to drink and balanced nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Darker amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, darker bread, toast, Belgian Yeast. Lighter bodied, somewhat like a Dunkel with Belgian Yeast. Ehhh..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ffaoe (308) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Very malty aroma. Light amber and hazy in color with little head. Taste is slightly malty but also a little watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz Bottle poured into a UK pint sleeve on 14th July 2014 while on holiday in California at my daughter and son in laws place. Murky dull amber body with a light tanned head that fell away fairly swiftly. Malts rule the nose and taste, tangy and almost sharp tasting brew, a hidden bitterness within the flavour. Different and interesting, but I did not take to it greatly, it was not balanced. I think it was too cold at the start because it became less malty and more hoppy as it warmed, like two different beers really. My first beer from New Mexico, up to 31 States now.

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