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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimaybier (71) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
APPEARANCE / THE POUR: 6.5% ABV. Served at 59 ° F. Pours a medium golden color with a 2-finger head that collapses at a medium rate. A ¼ inch head remains after the head collapses, but there is a nice instance of Brussels lacing on the sides of the glass. AROMA / BOUQUET: This is one of those beers that the bouquet changes nicely as the beer temperature warms. The initial bouquet is of faint apricot, with some yeastiness and breadiness. As the beer warms, very delicate Belgian vanilla esters develop (around 10-15 minutes). TASTE: Slight dry graininess, grassiness, with hop bitterness in the finish. MOUTHFEEL / PALATE: Hop dryness on the middle of the tongue, bready malt aftertaste. Slightly thin mouthfeel for this style. FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Go with spicy foods with this one. Pizza, Mexican, Thai. OVERALL RATING: A good session beer with good quality, but the taste and mouthfeel leaves this beer short of a “must try.” Like many other newer craft breweries with beers brewed in the Belgian-Style / Belgian Inspired categories, this beer needs further development, but it has potential.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
bottle - Pours clear gold with a fast-fading white head. It has a yeasty, fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with esters and a pleasant fruit character leading into a somewhat dry finish. It’s medium bodied and very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matty (174) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with 1" of white foam. Plenty of carbonation rises up the glass. Aroma is a mix of sourness, spice, yeast & malt. Medium-light body, taste is a nice balance of yeast & malt, although it is light tasting. Slight yeast/sour finish. I’ve had better, but this one isn’t too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (731) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On tap, poured clear deep gold hue w/ small white head. Moderate bready aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are white bread, squash, and straw. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap, pours a golden color with a white head, sweet taste of malt, banana, and some spice, drinks smooth, decent Belgian ale (Yard House listed this as Uinta House White Ale but after researching the brewer’s website, I figured this was the beer)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
bottle. nose has some apple and cherry esters. pours with almost no head. taste is super sweet candy and reminds me of salt water taffy. a light hop bitterness helps dry it out. a moderate alcohol warming as well. tolerable, but not a beer I would seek out again. seems a little messy and sweet with almost not carbonation for a Belgian style beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Fizzy yellow beer comes to mind at first appearance. Spicy yeast aroma and grainy malts. Body is light and peppery with a malt forward finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma of hops, mild citrus. Taste follows that on a lower level. Smooth with mild carbonation and bitterness. Not bad but there’s nothing that makes it stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark yellow, very light orange. Almost no head or lace. Smells vaguely fruity. Taste is a surprise, apricot maybe? It’s got a good flavor. A little too fizzy for my tongue, but tasty. I’d get it again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NoCSbrew (15) - - JAN 1, 2014
Enjoyed this brew. Poured nice with good aroma and appearance to go along with a crisp taste.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSmi (1) - San Diego, USA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at 50 F. Best if drank by date of March 2014. Poured with thick white head that settled into a thin ring at the edge. Very yeasty aroma immediately after pouring with sweet, pilsner grain and little earthy hop notes later on. Lacing diminished quickly. Color was light gold and a bit cloudy (chill haze?). Apparent pils maltiness and sweetness with moderate earthy hop and low spicy flavor. Honey and a bit warm from alcohol on the finish. A little too sweet and yeasty for me but good on the style. Medium high carbonation went away quickly. I will drink another...cheers!


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