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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma of banana, citrus, and pepper. flavor was pretty much just lemon for me. light-medium body with high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden honey body with a thin white lacing. Sweet pear and pineapple. Hints of banana bread and clove spices. Moderately sharp carbonation that bites at the tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
12 oz bottle
Thanks to Santa for sending this one along. It is a decent example of the style but lacks the refinement of other breweries who focus solely on Belgians. With a little more work it could turn into a regional representation of the style but as it stands this one can be skipped unless you like hunting down everything Belgian.

Aroma / Appearance - A flat lifeless head soon collapsed into the carbonated golden body. Right away something was slightly off though I could not put a finger on what it was. The nose of slightly sour apples, crisp bananas, and vanilla was open and airy so at least the aroma is not dull.

Flavor / Palate - Fading fast it took quite a few sips to get a handle on the honey, hay, apple, and dried banana chips that compose this beer’s primary taste profile. Clean and simple the alcohol is well hidden. It takes a while to figure out as well; don’t make judgements based on the first two sips or you may be surprised to find it better than you thought.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a light, cloudy yellow, white fizzy head. Aroma of some nice citrus, faint funk. Flavor is faint citrus, some malt. Mouth feel is light body, fizzy carbonation. Over all, it’s ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma is of lemon, grain, and light hops. Taste is of lemon and grain.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (681) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
My style, like the spice. Enjoy this brew. Great blend. Good taste, good color, great smell.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, dated 9-3-08, cloudy yellow pour with no head, aroma is sweet and ureaic, flavors are grainy citrus

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7871) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Marked 9/3/08. Pours with a hazed yellow body and a vanishing white head. Aroma of wheat and a few citrus hops. Taste is melon, and a bit spicy and fruity. Fizzy and dry.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (1964) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Woo! Poopy bananas, hay, sour malt on the nose. Not very good in the flavor, though it is a slight improvement. Not a good beer.


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