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RATINGS: 143   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
Bright amber. Thick caramel head. Fairly nondescript aroma. Creamy body, light caramel. Not much else.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candy sugar, bread, faint spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, candy sugar, some bread, light spicy. Watery light-medium body, minimal carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours amber with a creamy white head. LIght spicy aroma, hint of nut. Med body; foamy carb. It first suggests a pils, then nut and spice pop in. Pretty drinkable beer. Balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Draft sample at brewhouse. Poured a clear copper color with a minimal fizzy white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Moderate toasted malty citrus aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a light to medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations for an organic brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a white head with bubbles and gold color. Aroma is yeast, rock candy, light malt. Taste is yeast, rock candy, light malt, some clove and banana, faint flat hops. Mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Name: Monk in a Trunk
Date: 11/17/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet candy malt aroma with nice fruity esters and light spicyness, sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of bready character, fruity esters come in to add to the sweetness and then are enhanced by the sweetness, touch of spicyness add complexity rather than balance, a hint of tart citrus, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
A copper amber ale with a thick receeding white head. A nutty spiced malt aroma, with light milk chocolate notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light coriander, some powdery dryish character, light lactic points, and roasted malts. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9843) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft... Clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Vinous, fruity aroma with addtional notes of caramel and steamed grain. Nice little malt bomb, this one... sweet flavor with lots of crystal/caramel malts. Full-bodied and oily with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, then dry finish. Sort of complex for an amber as I found a few fruity esters in the nose and flavor. Oh, I hadn’t read the commercial description until just now. I guess the Belgian yeast would have something to do with this brew’s complexity... complex for an amber ale, that is.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2008
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Delray Beach. Not the best amber I have ever had. Goldish color with aromas that aren’t special or unique. Flavor is mild and smooth,but not spectacular.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 01/06/2012. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and mild hops. Light body with flavors of bready malt, caramel and lightly bitter hops. The finish is short and malty. Pretty average overall.


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