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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.


KajII's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (774) - 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...


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
Quite good and very abbey like. Nice to drink and enjoy with cheese and other snacks too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2014
Orange coloured brew. Small head. Malts and some spices. OK bitterness. A bit simple, not bad, but nothing interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (110) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
A dark amber color with a small head, nice caramel and bread flavors! , could mot taste the difference between this organic beer vs other ambers, but it is a very nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sitzds (266) - - FEB 12, 2014
12oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Crystal clear copper in color with a foamy white two-finger head that recedes to a thin cap. Aroma is of fruity yeast, caramel malt, bread, and grass. The taste is sweet with caramel, bread, apple, and biscuit. Only a slight bitter grass note comes through in the swallow. Medium-light body, thin texture, above average active carbonation, sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1615) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear copper with a creamy white head and decent lacing. Tastes sweet, nutty, roasted, malty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like musky, roasted grains.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3051) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with rising fizzy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, light toast, dates, and floral notes. Flavor is bready malts forward with toast, light nuttiness, faint dates, light floral hop bitterness, and faint Belgian yeast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1704) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle on Sanibel Island, FL. Clear amber with a 3-finger off-white head and fairly good lacing. Aroma of strong caramel, light fruit, yeast and grain. Taste of lots of caramel, light herbal hops, yeast and grain. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle at a random Bonefish near Fort Lauderdale, 7/25/13

Aroma: The nose is boozy and malty, spice, earth, seems a little off
Appearance: This one pours an amberish color with an average sized off-white head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose with malty and boozy flavors
Palate: The body is medium, it doesn’t have a great drinkability, and it has an odd finish
Overall Impression: I thought this beer was a little higher in ABV. Anyway, it wasn’t a favorite for me. It really just felt flawed on the whole.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
booshaka (6) - oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
Opens up like a canadian pilsner at first. Then the aroma of spices and fruit expand out of the mouth of the bottle. There is no foam head at all and the color is ner brown. The taste is sweet with no lingering effects of spice. You can almost taste a slight dash of cinnamon near the end.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3178) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
bottle from whole foods Fort Lauderdale. Pours brown with a white head. nose smells like burnt sugar. has a bit of the belgian yeast thing on the tongue but it’s faint. finish is clean. Eh!


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