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RATINGS: 269   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Draught at Papago Brewing Co., Scottsdale, AZ
Deep blond color. Itís a simple one, with very light aroma, but the flavor has some of the Belgian spiciness, and correct bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
Bright amber-copper colour. Caramelly, metallic, slightly earthy aroma with a hint of pear. The flavour is moderate in intensity, balanced between fruity (pear, peach), phenolic (slight bubblegum) and light background earthy maltiness. Carbonation is fairly brisk. The finish dies out into a metallic dryness. Though the appearance and aroma have me thinking a De Koninck clone, it didnít turn out that way at all. The esters donít always mesh cohesively with the earthier, more metallic notes, but they do lend a lively complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
(12oz. bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, lemon, soap, clove, banana, and grass. Flavor of yeast, pear, banana, bubblegum, grass, and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2008
(12oz bottle, best by 5/23/08) Small off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, banana/clove. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some banana, melon, light clove, light alcohol. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
12oz bottle @Philly BeerFest IIIĖpours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is perfumy, yeast, fruit, medium malt. Taste is perfumy, yeast, fruit, light malt, husky mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10816) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle from douglas88, or if not, from ericandersnavy. Thanks to both you guys. Indeed it does seem to have a hefe aroma. Hazy gold color with a slight white head. Medium plus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is typical Belgian, but more so than usual. Thereís a big dose of kandi, clove, hot spice bits, and arguably even banana. Finish is pretty dry, and the pepper notes stick around. Itís a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a fairly clear golden color with a finger or so of white head on top. S: Lots of malt sweetness to the nose, especially the caramel notes. Plenty of toast and bready malt as well. There is a surprisingly chocolatey aroma despite the pale color. There is a hint of spice to it. T: Sweet bread and toasted malts with a mild spiciness. Some toasted marshmallow type flavor which was unexpected but quite delicious. And there is the same mild spice character that existed on the nose. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: Wasnít expecting much from this beer but found it to be fairly good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9997) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9560) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of strae, yeast, pear, light pineapple and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light spice and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry finish.


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