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Monk’s is balanced like the best Belgian strong golden ales, yet has flavor and aroma hops that are as aromatic and intense as any imperial IPA. Double dry-hopped and fermented with our aromatic yeast strain, Monk’s has an intensely tropical hoppy nose and yet drinks easy and smooth without the intense bitterness that is normally associated with such a hoppy brew.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
pours a clear orangish with little to no head that is slightly white, and no lacing. smell is of tangerine, yeast, a touch of malt, some floral, and hops in the back. taste is of yeast, malt, citrus (orange & lemon), and hops hiding in the back. ends smooth and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with small white head. Aroma of pear, apricot, herbs, and yeast. Flavor of yeast, peach, herbs, and florals with a soft mouthfeel and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, grapefruit, moderate yeasty, riped fruit, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sharp, yeasty, hoppy, begium yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Golden orange pour with a wisp of a white head. Mentholyptic aroma, Belgian yeastiness, lavender and pot pourri. Flavor follows aroma up pretty much to a t. Enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
750ml bottle from letspour. Yellow pour with thin white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is grain and sugar citrus. Tastes are bubblegum, peach and tropical fruits, cloves, belgian yeast and wet grass. Strong bitter follow-through. Little sweet for my tastes, but well constructed brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012. Wow. Top three beers for my two sessions at GABF. Sprightly with spice and hops intermingling. Just really worked on multiple levels. Complex but not bogged down. A Belgian IPA to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled on 10/11/2012 at GABF. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, a touch citrusy and tropical. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, yeasty and estery. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. A touch of tropical and citrusy hops. Interesting mix of malts, hops and yeast. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
Botella. Unclear to hazy golden colour. White head. Fruity herbal hoppy citrus aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops with citrus and a pleasant bitterness. Bit alcohol too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is very yeasty, with loads of citrus zest, pretty much characterizing the nose. Flavour is nice and zesty with loads of orange zest, lots of Belgian yeast and a fair amount of Belgian spice. Spicy and zesty, nicely complex. A most excellent one here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, basil, citrus peel and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Hoppy finish.


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