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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Douglas Pours out a hazy gold topped off with a small white head. Aroma was of light banana spice and some clove. Taste is of light belg yeast and spice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle pours slightly hazy yellow witha persistent whit film of a head. Dusty stale aroma. Dry slightly tart flavor. LIght malts and a mild Belgian flavor. Dry and lively. faint lemony trailer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle: Full strength, not Utah weakness. Yellow-gold with no head. Ripe bananas, yeasty aroma and a little sweet caramel. Flavor isnít too bad. Not to much over the top yeast flavor. Good carbonation and kind of a celery finish. Thanks BuckeyeBoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle at the Brickskeller in DC. Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma is pale malt, yeast, and banana/clove. Flavor more of the same, somewhat sweet, with a hint of Belgian yeast. Medium-bodied and pretty average on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5780) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012
Location: Updating with a 12 oz bottle from State Line, 10/25/12

Aroma: The nose has some Belgian yeast, spice, floral notes, and a little bit of banana
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a lasting white head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, with some balancing spice, and a light hop presence
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly mouthfeel, and a fairly sticky finish to it
Overall Impression: I think I enjoyed this one more the second time around. It is a little too sticky sweet, and maybe even a little cloying, but it isnít a bad beer at all. Also, 3+ years later Iíve now had quite a few beers from the state of Utah (28 ratings, and they have all been either Uinta or Epic, so I know Utah has at least 2 breweries!)
Updated Rating (2012) - 3.4: 7/4/6/3/14

Location: 12 oz bottle from Brickskeller, 7/31/09

Aroma: Yeasty, banana, clove
Appearance: Hazy golden color, thin white head
Flavor: Mostly sweet and yeasty, bit of balance there too
Palate: Light to medium in body, dry finish, decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I believe this to me my first beer from Utah. Who knew they made beer in Utah? This one is alright, drinkable, but not highly memorable.
Original Rating (2009) - 3.2: 7/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
12oz bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton, CO. Pours hazy golden orange with fizzy white head. Aroma is bready malts, yeast, banana and some clove. Flavor is bready malts, banana, clove, light yeast, light hops and touch of citrus. Medium mouthfeel and finishes a bit dry. Not to bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12195) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, biscuit), average hop (grass, flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (dough, barnyard, horse blanket) with notes of banana, bubble gum, and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Courtesy of douglas88. A Belgian Pale Ale, eh? Letís see. It pours hazy deep gold with thin white head. The aroma emits cloves, grains, banana, yeast, spice, a touch of grapefruit and coriander. The taste is an even balanced mix of cloves, yeasty spice, banana, sweet tangelo, faint grapefruit, ripe green apples and a light coriander note. Into the finish it dries up a bit while grainy malt notes come to the surface. Well executed and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14170) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Sparkling, slightly hazy golden with a large, frothy off-white head that is partially diminishing. Hefeweizenish nose: clove and banana rather prominent with a bit of natural cane sugar caramelyness. Flavor is moderately sweet, mildly bitter - cloves and banana notes still very prominent with a subtle underlying black pepper spiciness. Finish is dry and spicy, perhaps a touch cardboardy. I found this pretty dang tasty. (I opened with bottle with one of those hotel hangers - worked pretty well when youíre stuck in a hotel with no bottle opener.)

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