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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Dark gold with whispy white head / Bright nose of candied citrus, cut pine, and weed / Medium to full body, very sweet and somewhat syrupy, biting hops and bitter finish / Flavors of orange peel, honey, grapefruit, cut pine, and weed / For me, the overwhelming sweetness brings this down; otherwise, it would potentially be a very fine double ipa. No Belgian character that I can discern.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
cloudy orange, small head. malty and surprisingly dry for a 10 abv aroma, some hoppy herbal notes too. flavor is strong hoppy bitter ,yeasty bitter, malty sweet, flowery notes, oranges, starts out to taste like a DIPA with belgian yeasts, and ends quite complex like a barley wine with belgian yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of yeast, malt, fruits, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of yeast, phenols, fruits, malt, alcohol, and quite a lot of different spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. The body is strong. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Lovely exotic hop aroma - very intense and almost herbal. Rich body with lots of fruit and malt in there and then again this shitload of aroma hops leading to a bitter finish. Quite some heat in there too. Luckily no Belgian yeast character, this is basically a good Double IPA. 200912

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tecbarrera (2) - Chigasaki, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
A truly outstanding brew! A little fruity with hints of caramel. Creamy. Dry bitters with a long lingering sweet aftertaste. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
Deep golden color, highly hopped, very yeasty, oranges, apricot, full bodied, but still really drinkable. Smooth, balanced and well rounded. Moderate bitter finish. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy honey aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2104) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours hazy gold-orange with a white head. Ester and hop interplay gives it a summery tangy citrus vibe, lemons and oranges. Some typical notes of banana and grapefruit as well. Dry vanishing malty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared with Travlr in Trier. Wow - amazing hop aroma, smooth sip and floral endings... Very nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Holy, thanks! Hazy golden color, large white head that settles quickly. Aroma of fshly cut wetbgrass, freshly stacked hay bales, meadows. Taste is bitter grass, licorice, scallions. Delicious.

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