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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4338) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chipalsa (1310) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3168) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1245) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3830) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - 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.

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