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RATINGS: 139   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-caramel color with a medium sized foamy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweetish with a sour caramel presence and touches of dark fruits and vegetal malts. The flavor was tangy and sour with faint caramel, dark fruits, vegetal malts and canned mushroom juice. Long sour caramel and vegetal finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
malty aroma, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Hoppy and malty flavor character, but more malty. Sweet bread like in the finish with a pleasant bitterness. Very enjoyable beer from my home state.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pint at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL. A nice smooth half inch layer of beige foam over a hazed coppery beer. This had some nice banana bread flavors. Bready yeast, nuts, and those spices. Rich malts made this a sweet beer and one that was very easy to drink. I liked it.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
13eer13andit73 (2) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
This beer didnít taste good, hoped it would but it didnít. Have to put in a lot of words for comments...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from my mom, pours amber with nice head, aroma is yeast, spice, caramel. Taste is light and crisp with fruity belgian esters, easy drinker, good.

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 (1873) - 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 (1309) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Impulse buy at a local bottle shop - itís 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 isnít much of a hop flavor, but rather soft caramel and leafy greens. Iím glad I didnít get a skunked bottle, but this thin-bodied beer overall had a strange gritty finish.


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