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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Bück Dich. Pours a dark gold colored body under a foamy one finger off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of grainy pale malts with a minimal grassy hop accent. Flavor is rather odd. Mostly grainy pale malts with a moderately bitter finish and a little fruitiness. Mouthfeel was pretty highly carbonated and fairly thin. Finish was very dry. Not a whole lot "Belgian" about this beer. To me it just tasted like somebody pitched the wrong yeast, but I guess this was what they were going for. Not especially good or flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours a medium dark amber. Aromas of orange, clove, and some pepper. Flavors are sour, orange, clove and other spice. Not a favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Deep amber with a light head; lots of spiced banana in the aroma, some clove, orange and yeast; biscuity and malty with a dry finish; some metallic hops; a little grainy and pretty thin. This actually has quite a bit of flavor, though not alot of complexity, for being so thin (palate) and weak (alcohol); Belgian-style Lite?!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Mahogany with a creamy head. Light nose, but there is a yeasty quality with some citrus. Flavor is yeasty, citrusy and spicy. Coriander and pepper. Caramel malts. Very good! Best of the fest!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
Aroma of yeast, malt, with a hint of citrus, cloudy apricot colour, pours a large white head. Flavours are malt, yeast and mild orange/lemon. Fairly sweet and yeasty. Nice example. Thanks for sharing mr_kimchee!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
(Draft: 2005 Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, OR) Wow, this is like drinking colored water! What the hell? Ah, now I see the problem, this beer is from Utah! Very little flavor, very mild malt, kind of grainy, tastes like wood. Nose is kind of vegetal and grany. Thin palate, very water. Pale golden color, slightly hazy. Small off-white head. But I have to give them a hand for at least trying to do something different and creative with the repressive alcohol laws they have to abide by. However, it’s not that I’m minding that it’s thin or that there isn’t much flavor, it’s that I don’t find the flavor even all that enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Tasted on Tap at 2005 OBF. Light brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of spiciness. Mild spiciness, can tell if it’s from the hops or the yeasts. A touch watery and a little thin. At 4% it is kind of expected. Light and refreshing and very drinkable. So when in Utah… Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3405) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
I really want to like this brewer, with their eco-conscious methods and the fact that they are boldly attempting to actually brew beer in Utah. Unfortunately, I haven’t been blown away by anything yet. Deep gold going into orange, tiny floaties, decent fading head. Aroma was a bit of spice and some sweet cotton candy. Flavor matched, along with some graininess and a bit of orange. Just not a lot to this. Abrupt, short end, almost watery at that point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. Light colored amber with a tall foamy white head. Nose is light spice, flowery hops, yeast, grains, and dried fruit. Taste is grainy and yeasty with lots of flowery hoppiness. Lighter fruity notes and grains. Body is chalky and dry with mild fizziness. Finishes with some citrusy notes, yeast, hops, flowers and grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
thecoryhawz (3) - Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2005 does not count
this beer has a scent of a hoegaarden, and the taste of almost flavorless soap. I feel that this beer is the worst attempt at a belgian style ale, Uinta should just stick to making their normal carbonated sodas!

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