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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2932) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (5535) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carboloader (674) - 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.

3.2
   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.

2.9
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Decent flavor, but this is like a belgian style light beer. Very light hints of spice, with a very thin mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5360) - 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.

2.8
   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.

2.9
   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?!


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