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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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European tradition meets western modernity with Monkshine, an approachable adaptation of the classic style brewed in Belgian monasteries. Rejoice, fellow admirers of Belgian ales, for there is Four+ Monkshine.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimaybier (70) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
APPEARANCE / THE POUR: 6.5% ABV. Served at 59 ° F. Pours a medium golden color with a 2-finger head that collapses at a medium rate. A ¼ inch head remains after the head collapses, but there is a nice instance of Brussels lacing on the sides of the glass. AROMA / BOUQUET: This is one of those beers that the bouquet changes nicely as the beer temperature warms. The initial bouquet is of faint apricot, with some yeastiness and breadiness. As the beer warms, very delicate Belgian vanilla esters develop (around 10-15 minutes). TASTE: Slight dry graininess, grassiness, with hop bitterness in the finish. MOUTHFEEL / PALATE: Hop dryness on the middle of the tongue, bready malt aftertaste. Slightly thin mouthfeel for this style. FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Go with spicy foods with this one. Pizza, Mexican, Thai. OVERALL RATING: A good session beer with good quality, but the taste and mouthfeel leaves this beer short of a “must try.” Like many other newer craft breweries with beers brewed in the Belgian-Style / Belgian Inspired categories, this beer needs further development, but it has potential.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light citrus, subtle banana. Taste has subtle funk, moderate sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s liquors. Paid $2.69 before Wild 6 discount. Best before 09/22/2013, just in time! HA! Cloudy gold in color with lasting soapy head. Aroma of corn, straw and grain. Belgian yeast is light, main body of this brew is grain. More notes of straw and corn. Lighter in body with a effervescent mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1449) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on September 8th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an orange semi opaque.
Aroma: Aroma of light citrus and yeast.
Taste: Orange, light bitterness, faint wheat, light yeast.
Palate:Light body, covers alcohol well.

Summary: A very solid example of what a Belgian blonde can be. Nice balance, accessible and hits the right notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibaconi (4) - Richmond, USA - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
A total surprise! A very nicely done attempt at the Belgian style. Very interesting palate with a beautiful finish. Nice and earthy. The Aroma is fascinating. Seems there are some masterful brewers in Utah. I’ve been impressed by every Utah beer I’ve tried and this one is somewhat of a cut above. Very nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
From a bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a thin fizzy head. Feels light, fizzy, dry, and malty. Tastes malty, nutty, and like wheat. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells malty, bready, musky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with fizzy, white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, lemon, orange peel, Belgian yeast, grassy notes, and light herbs. Flavor is dry malts, light grassy hop bitterness, and light fruit sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
I really don’t feel the need to rejoice over this beer. I would stick with European tradition and bag the western modernity. hay, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, leaves, banana, bubblegum,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Poured clear light amber color with a short white head. Aromas of sweet malt, sugar, yeast and fruit. buttery flavors with the Belgian yeast showing through. Light hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Had it on tap at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13. Poured a clear yellow color, with a weak belgian flavor and malt aftertaste.


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