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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Thanks to Zathrus13 for this bottle. Pours out a mostly clear dark golden/straw color with a thin white head. Aroma of some spice and light fruit. Taste is not overly powerful or defined, some sweet fruits maybe banana and pear, some slight spice notes and a little yeast. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1086) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2008
Copper/orange pour with a thin, filmy white head. Aroma is sweet and sugary with some yeast and banana. Pretty active carbonation and a pleasant mouthfeel. More sweetness and candi sugars in the taste along with some woodsy malt notes. Finish isn’t great, lingering sweetness and not much else. I think this is an interesting brew. Amazing what a variety of flavors that yeast can impart into beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2008
Very earthy take on an abbey ale. Golden pour with a tiny white head and a spicy malt nose. Flavor is malty and lightly fruity with touches of yeast, biscuits. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3905) - - APR 11, 2008
a clear orange beer with a small frothy white head. pleasant belgian candy sugar, yeast, banana, and other light fruit aroma. flavor is sugary sweet with some banana, hops and yeast. crisp and light. not bad at all but it needs some alcohol kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Monkshine
Date: April 05, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet estery aroma with a lot of phoenolic spicyness and a green apple tartness
Flavor: bit spicy flavor, nice malt sweetness to balance the sweetness, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3378) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
nice golden pour, slight hopppy aroma with some yeaast, and slightly malty.flavour is kinda wattery. but slightly spicy. a decent belgian. but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Douglas88. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lacing. Light but very sweet aroma, almost like bubble gum. The flavor is wheat and yeast with just a hint of lemon at the finish and virtually none of the sweetness detected in the aroma. Finishes very dy with a lingering unpleasant aftertaste. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt, sugary. Tastes dry with some straw, hay, grassy elements. Touches of spiciness. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Well I feel bad as I have sent a few of these out in trades as extras, mostly just as a novelty. Just a bit of flavor. Really difficult to create something that is close to a Belgian Ale in Utah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle (2003 or 2004) ... Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, tissue paper-like, white head. Good retention. Estery, phenolic, yeasty aroma dictates fruitcake, cinnamon, biscuit, clove, apple, pear, coriander and honey notes. Medium-bodied with an extremely drying mouthfeel. Fruity flavor is very low on residual sweetness and, but offers a tempered bitterness. Citric and moderately tart with a grassy note of clover. Tangy, Sahara-dry finish sucks all the moisture from my head. Over attenuated? Strange, interesting brew! Kudos go out to maniac for shipping the bottle my way!

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