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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Formerly brewed for Inlet Brewing Co. (ex Jupiter Brewing Co.) by Orlando Brewing Co., now by Thomas Creek.

This unique copper-colored ale derives its fruity, slightly spicy aroma from authentic Belgian Abbey yeast. The subtle nutty and malty sweet flavors sing in harmony with the freshest organic hops vailable. Monk In the Trunk devotees are known to chant about its most intriguing quality, true drinkability.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tachionc2 (14) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
What a great beer! This copper tinted brew blends earthy aromatics with a perfect hoppy, caramel taste. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
From bottle. Pours a nice copper/red color with decent head. Aroma was typical amber with a banana yeast note. Taste followed with a malt sweetness and crisp end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1380) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 12 oz bottle poured clear orange-amber with a creamy head of moderate size and retention. A good bit of lacing is left on the glass. Contract brewed by Thomas Creek in SC, S: Smells rather like a lager with more malt. Tastes more like an amber than it smells. Also tastes a bit like a nut brown ale but with subtle Belgian yeast. M - Light body; medium carbonation. O: decent but only mildly interesting amber. With the "Monk ..." name and the fine label, I was hoping for a bit more Belgian style in this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a light redish amber...white head that disappears fast., banana hits me right away as a take an initial wiff.... The taste is somewhat of a let down and slightly metallic. Leaves my mouth somewhat dry. Tasteless offering this one. Nothing special, although I love the aroma of bananas

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Impulse buy at a local bottle shop - it’s always there. The pour is a clean red with light bubbles, not much of a head though. It smells like cardboard, peanuts and faint wet grass. There isn’t much of a hop flavor, but rather soft caramel and leafy greens. I’m glad I didn’t get a skunked bottle, but this thin-bodied beer overall had a strange gritty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours an Amber orange with a paperthin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruit. taste follows with lots of banana, spicy peppercorns, and pineapple. also some bubblegum in the finish. A bit too sweet for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
A nice assortment of mold sweet malt and hardly any hops. Quite thin but highly drinkable very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdubray08 (1) - - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
Great beer! Smooth and drinkable lager, with wheaty characteristics. I think it deserves a better rating than 42

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottled sample from reef grill in Juno beach. Amber colour. Odd tasting. Almost metallic. Decent though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2741) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Light amber, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some fruitiness yeast and light hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some fruitiness, some yeast. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light yeast and light hoppyness. Amber ale with Belgian yeast - this one is not for me.


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