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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1180) - 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 (3314) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Poured light copper. Extremely clear in the glass, looked great. Unfortunately, did not taste as good as it looked. Good malty flavor, but overpowered by an off flavor - seemed like sun exposure or too much oxidation. Could just be the batch I got but overall, I will not be trying this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 12oz bottle from ABC. copper brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is bubblegummy belgian yeast, grain and hops. Tastes are caramel malts, nuts, herbal.Nice live medium to light texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz Bottle. It poured a clear medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that offered up great retention, finally reducing to a long lasting thin cap and had excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was extremely mild of a light grain malt, mild herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a bit of spice and a light fruity ester. The taste was very different from the aroma. It was bold, very malty and a tad sweet with a big note of caramel that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild fruitiness and a small bite of spiciness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a decent amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a nice sweet malty taste that was left to linger on the taste buds for a while longer. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a creamy yet mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation. Overall I was rather taken by surprise with this very impressive organic Amber Ale. It possessed a ton of flavor and an awesome drinkability. This is most likely is the best organic beer I have tasted to date...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Single bottle, Total Wine. Pours a clear dark amber with a small, tinny head. Aroma of yeast and citrus with something soapy underneath. Unfortunately carries over into the flavor - tastes like a decent enough amber ale otherwise, but there’s a metallic, soapy element in there that’s pretty unpleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1215) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. taste reminds me of spiced apple cider. sweet caramel hops and belgian yeast. not really an amber ale, but whatever it is, it’s pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Not a bad beer. It really comes off more as a mediocre Trippel than an amber ale. High carbonation, and goes down easy. I’d drink it again, but won’t seek it out.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle to chilled shaker glass at Fish Bones in Orlando. Dark amber pour with a thin white head. Standard amber ale aroma, a little bit of hops and a little bit of sweet malt. Taste is somewhat Belgian fruity but also partially metallic. Sweet finish. Meh.


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