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RATINGS: 267   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Bottle. Pours a light gold with a decent head. The flavor is smooth fruit with a earthy malt. A bit hoppy and spicy. A decent brew, too light though. Relaxing and smooth, just too thin. This rating is for the older 4% version, and the beer has changed a good bit since then.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. Poured a slighly hazy golden color with a thick white head. Strong lacing. Aroma is fruity with a bit of coriander. Flavor is light but nice. It is fruity with a banana Now and Later taste to it. Coriander is present in the aftertaste. I imagine this to be a very nice summer session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Smells ike a belgian wit. Flavor is also quite wheaty, but with a little dry hoppiness in the finish. Decent. Just not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
n49921 (108) - USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with moderate carbonation. Smells a bit of wheat and banana. Taste is sweet with a bit of fruit and some alcohol. Finishes a bit dry. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1897) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Poured a light golden color, no head. Aroma was mostly banana as was the flavor. Carbonation was mild and the body seemed thin and easy to drink, still decent though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2007
This tastes a lot like Troeg’s Dream Weaver. Flavor is more of a hefeweizen. Nice flavor of banana, clove, with a hint of root beer. Big head, Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a nice honey gold color with a big active white head. Plenty of carbonation. Aroma is clove and spice. Flavors go along with the aroma and are much more in line with a hefeweizen. Hops are deep underneath the clove and honey. Nice oily lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Seems typical of a weak Belgian style ale. Spices of clove, maybe coriander, yeasty and fruity, with esters. I can’t seem to appreciate the Belgian ale style much, so take this rating for what it’s worth. Not my type -- I prefer IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Yellow-gold body with a thin white head. Yeasty aroma, somewhat hoppy with fruit accents. Spicy hot taste in the mouth, somewhat light hops with clove, and apple. Sweet ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Hazy amber color with a small frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops and sweet malt. Sweet grassy hop flavor some light malt in the background, but overall a little thin.

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