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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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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (270) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
12 fl oz Flasche. Klar und dunkelgolden. Minimale Schaumkrone. Wenig aromatisch, gut trinkbar.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (2143) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at home while in Jacksonville. Pours dark Amber with a white head. Aroma is nutty toffee with a bit of lemon. Light body, full carbonation. Toffee, metal, light orange... Astringent and a bit chemically. Poor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2384) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours an amber color with a medium to large sized creamy head. Notes of belgian candi sugar, bubble gum, caramel, sweat, and dirt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
1/29/2015. From bottle. Light amber with a white head. Fruity and malty brew with hints of Belgian yeast. Nice earthy flavors, nothing fancy, but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BabzBeerz (1) - - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
Worth your time. Join the monk in the trunk! Smooth but solid taste. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lux_edwards (170) - - JAN 1, 2015
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 an okay beer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Mild aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Copper colored, with a lasting small well laced white head. Creamy feel heavy carbonation with a sweet malt, Belgian yeast taste with a sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Astrozombie (33) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice aroma, hints of apple and yest. Color is great, rich copper. Zero head or lacing. Taste is OK.. Easy to drink sort of a flat taste that I’m not in love with.. Spice notes, Apple, dark fruit. Don’t think I would buy it agen. But worth a shot.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jabain (7) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
Refreshing with a lingering after palate. Definitely a go to beer with meals. Seafood recommended, as it comes from a coastal town. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3299) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2014
TJ Tallahassee bottle. Typical clear amber pour with a small white head. Big aroma of sweeter caramel malt and dusty pecans (not a typo). Flavor is pretty bland, just some light sweetness and a hint of bitterness. Meh.


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