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RATINGS: 268   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.


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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
draft at Blue monk, light blonde yellow pour, lighter bodied. light fruitiness lies underneath a small nonexistent aroma. sweet flavor, wet cardboard, light white wine notes, spree candy tartness. Meh

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (845) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured from s bottle it is a cloudy golden beer with a slight head. The aroma is of apticots and bubblegum. The taste has strong flavors of vanilla that redonates on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a hazy gold with a thin off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Malty backbone with some vanilla and spice flavors. Medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Live rate. Bottle from Margaritaville, The Strip, NV, drank at The New Penguin, LE10. Warm orange gold with a fine slim cap. Nose of peppery Belgian esters and parsley hop. Decent enough MOR Belgian flavour with wine gum, white pepper, banana and tomato juice hits. Authentic and pretty tasty.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s liquors. Paid $2.69 before Wild 6 discount. Best before 09/22/2013, just in time! HA! Cloudy gold in color with lasting soapy head. Aroma of corn, straw and grain. Belgian yeast is light, main body of this brew is grain. More notes of straw and corn. Lighter in body with a effervescent mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on September 8th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an orange semi opaque.
Aroma: Aroma of light citrus and yeast.
Taste: Orange, light bitterness, faint wheat, light yeast.
Palate:Light body, covers alcohol well.

Summary: A very solid example of what a Belgian blonde can be. Nice balance, accessible and hits the right notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibaconi (4) - Richmond, USA - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
A total surprise! A very nicely done attempt at the Belgian style. Very interesting palate with a beautiful finish. Nice and earthy. The Aroma is fascinating. Seems there are some masterful brewers in Utah. I’ve been impressed by every Utah beer I’ve tried and this one is somewhat of a cut above. Very nice!


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