Monkish Oblate
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Batch #1. Belgian style Blond Ale with Elderflowers. This “monkish” beer reveals golden hues and puts forward fruity, floral, spicy flavors and aromas. Elderflowers are added to contribute a musty, rose-petal aroma. The smooth beer makes a refreshing complement to meals.
The name: An “oblate” is a person who has devoted his or her life to a monastic way of living but has not taken on full monastic vows. This being our first batch and released beer, it is apt for us to devote the brewery to being “monkish”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought big floral, berry-like notes, hints of grass, slight earthy notes, hints of white fruit, touch of spice, very floral forward. Taste is berry, white fruit, and lemon into big floral almost soapy notes, hints of grass, biscuit, and bread, some spicy notes, finishing herbal, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Beautiful gold pour, nice white head and lacing, smeels likes sugar and delicious ness, yes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2 June 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is Belgian yeast, toasted straw, faint coriander. Med body and fizzy. Some Belgian yeast, mild alcohol, weird bitter, medicinal finish. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap at Monkish. Pours clear orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is chamomile, straw and biscuit malt with fruity esters and light spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with moderate chamomile, light fruity esters, faint hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to light body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (788) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Gold pour. Well pronounced aroma of chamomile. Flavor is light chamomile with some white pepper. LIght body. Higher carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of pepper, florals, earth, yeast, and herbs. Flavor of pepper, yeast, chamomile, and light soapiness with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is a clear golden color with a tall white head. Lots of banana aroma along with some floral and herbal notes. A little bit of yeast to go along with bread and sweet sugar. Kind of funky, probably from the elderflower. There a strong sweetness and fruitiness of bananas. Some sweetness of sugar and bread, too. Really...interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
One of four beers that I tried in the nicely appointed tasting room. Has some honey taste but also a lovely mixture of vanilla and some pepper at the end. Beautifully clear and really nice for a batch 1 on a new system. A little slickness on the tongue but then it finishes dry. A simple Belgian with loads of taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed, golden orange hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are spicy, earthy, floral, medium phenol, light esters, and light tartness. Flavors are lightly tart, spicy, dry, good dry esters (dried pear, apple), floral, rose water, peppery and dry. Lively bubbles, medium to medium low bitterness. Dry. Really great for a first batch!

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