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Monkís 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, Monkís 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pandarin (1) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2011 does not count
Awesome! This beer is like others from this brewery- uncompromising. They donít pander to the light beer crowd, but instead brew the best beer you can get in North America. I canít wait until they get the bottling line running.

5
   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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thing (2) - Suquamish, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2011 does not count
I was lucky enough to attend a beer dinner featuring Sound brewings beers and Monkís Indiscretion was my favorite of the night. Great nose with some floral hope notes, good mouth feel and flavour. It became one of my top favorites that night.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wzmoore (5) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011 does not count
I loved this beer when I had it a couple weeks ago at Brouwerís Cafe in Seattle. I didnít notice a lot of Belgian styling, but for an Imperial IPA, I liked it a lot. The dimly lit environment makes me hesitant to comment on the appearance, but the aroma was beautiful and citrusy. The palate was creamy and resinous, but not overwhelmingly so. Overall, I thought this beer was dynamite stuff. I hope I get to try more from this new Washington state brewery.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinaMarket (210) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2011
So I get asked all the time what my favorite beer is, and even though I canít sell it yet, Monks Indiscretion is it. Aroma is out of this world. Passion fruit, tangerine, wonderful citrahop aromas. Itís unbelievable. You almost donít want to drink it. But that would be stupid. Pours orange golden with a phenomenal head. Perfect carbonation. Iíve had a lot of this beer. Only at the brewery, Sound brewery, but I was not surprised when they placed in Seattle Cask Fest Peopleís choice. This is one sick beer. Sweet yet dry, fruity, well balanced hops, a bit of bitter in the middle, and wonderful balanced finish. Tasted from the tap @ 55F.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
300monsters (16) - victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Poured from 650ml bottle, clear golden amber colour. Grapefruit and juicy, ripe peach on the nose. Mild grapefruit, ripe peach again and maybe a little orange peel to the taste, just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. Perfect mouthfeel. Itís like a hoppy E.S.B. but with Belgian yeast. Very interesting, incredibly tasty, a good place for the hop head and the belgian lover to meet in the middle and share a good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2572) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big mango, pineapple, orange peel, pepper, clove, banana, bubblegum, herbal, floral, grass, earth, and spicy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with good balance, complexity, and strength of hop and yeast ester notes. Taste of big mango, pineapple, orange zest, banana, clove, pepper, pear, bubblegum, grass, floral, bread, honey, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruit, clove, banana, pepper, floral, grass, pear, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of hops flavors and spicy yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a moderate warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent hoppy Belgian strong golden ale! Great complexity and balance of hop and yeast esters; and very smooth to sip on for 10%. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 14, 2011
I luckily pulled a pint of this at Brouwerís, now knowing anything about it. Was a highlight of a great beer week in Seattle. Hazy brown-rose pour. Strong fruit nose, some hops. Bittering fruit body, hops and some funk. Standup-tall juicy but with nice funk on one side and big crisp hops on the other. A modern American Ale .. Belgian strong Saison versus American DIPA. I hope this is the future, this is a beer and style I want to try so much more of. Tasty, Juicy, banana, cloves, spring dinners..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2011 does not count
Not normally a belgian fan but I loved this. Slightly sweet for an IPA but really well balanced. Citra hops sits gives it a wonderful citrus flavor. Hopefully I will pick up a growler for the weekend!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Draft pour@Somewherecantremember. Clear amber color with lasting ivory foam. Nice tropical fruit, spicy yeast, caramel, floral aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Spicy belgian yeast, tropical fruit, caramel flavors with pit fruit, brown sugar, warming finish--great mix of sweet, spicy, and hoppy flavors here


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