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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Muted yellow color with a decent white head. Much more belgian than IPA with some yeast and wheat like characteristics. In fact there is almost no hops here and is pretty much all spice and wheat in the aroma and flavor. Needing a little refinement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
My first Utah beer. I see why me Dad don’t drink (joke). This seems like a mess with sharp yeasty notes swinging cloves at my tongue with some citrus banana tones trying to keep them in check. With a little more balance, this would rock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with light notes of lemon zest, pepper, and soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Pretty ho-hum...kind of dirty and metallic in the aftertaste, with a not-very-interesting aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at Raleigh World Beer Fest. I was told this was a witbier so I am rating it as such. Pours cloudy, neon yellow with a small white cap. Great aroma of bubblegum, yeast, cloves, allspice. Flavor is sour peaches with bubblegum, bananas, and a little soap in the end. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture. 7% is nicely hidden. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
12 oz Bottle at BWF in Raleigh. Pours golden, with a nice lacing white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, peach, orange, and some spice. Taste is similar, yeasty, sweet, very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy blonde with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly phenolic- spicy light peppers, lemon and lime citrus hints, bubblegum phenols and good belgian yeast, some dough and nice pale malts. Flavor is more bubblegum upfront, good lightly sweet doughy pale malts, nice yeast and phenols then it hits the stomach and their is a wierd almsot scary spicy warming almost like mace, and harsh cardamon spices, these come out more as it warms as well. Finish gets a slight bit spicy and astringent with some solvent wierd medicinal slickness. Ok at first, but finishes up not that great. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Poured a cloudy yellowish-to-amber color, with a small, maybe two-fingered head. The aroma was malty, spicey with a little bit of hoppiness, complex, but about what you’d expect for an American version of a Belgian beer. The flavor was spicey, with corriander and pepper notes, there’s too much bitterness here for me which kills the beer a little, but its still drinkable. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Spicy Belgian yeast character, banana, and light fruits in the aroma. Slightly cloudy yellow golden with small white head. Flavor follows aroma with light graininess. Medium body with light/medium fizzy mouth feel. Finish is lightly bitter with peach pear fruitiness. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear look, yellow straw color, and not too much head. The smell is florals, hops, sweet, and malts. The taste is malts, hops, not very good, and fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
Average Belgian, orangy, cloudy, a little flat on the tongue. About on the level with Blue Moon. Nothing about it really stood out for me.

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