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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Disgusting. I must admit I was warned by one of the clerks at the beer store. I thought, how bad can it be. Itís bad. And, as I noticed right before opening it, it was bottled over 6 months ago. Nose begins with a bit of apple and pear and a very dry yeast, but gets gross pretty quickly. Taste is terrible from start to finish. Not very drinkable. I like heemerís comment, it is similar to drinking sweat, only sweat tastes better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle from Toal Wine & More in Cherry Hill. Hazy straw pour supporting a Medium rocky white head. Aroma of mildly sour apples and yeast. Pretty straightforward Belgian style pale profile with yeast and malt playing off one another. Not much in the way of hops. Thin but not overly thin texture and a long, mildly sour finish. Not a special brew by any means but still reasonably refreshing and worth a try.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Hazy dark gold orange colored body with thin white scum of a head on top. The aroma has some funky, nasty old library books. There is also some pear and cinnamon behind that, but the book funk dominates. The taste is like liquid wet dog with some old leather notes. There is a strong salty component. There is a little bit of pear and some cinnamon spice in the finish. Itís like drinking sweat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4131) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Short, twist-off 12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange, white head. Vanilla aroma, hint of bread. Flavor is a dry, bready malt. Well balanced. Easy drinking. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1220) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
12oz botle. Clove, vanilla, banana, floral, and lightly toasted malt in the nose. Mildly hazy orange/golden color with a smallish off white head. Black pepper & clove seem to dominate the flavor along with a pleasant honeyish malt backing and sublte floral and woodsy flavors. Some nice flavors, but a bit one dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Sourdough and pepper nose. Golden color with slight haze, whipped marshmallow head. Good carbonation, medium body, finish is a little bitter. Pretty easy drinking, has some nice light spiciness complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
I like this better than most it seems. Pours a Yellow clear color with real small carbonation showing. Head disipates but a slight lace remains. Nice Belgian style nose, some fruit. Great taste with hints of clove, sweetness, fruit. Very drinkable, and would drink more if I had the foresight to buy more!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Poured a hazy dark gold color with a small off-white head. Almost has a leathery wild aroma to it. Yeasty spice notes. Dusty with a bready malt. Fruity with a some banana and citrus to start and banana and spice for a long finish. Sweetness on the middle. Semi-dry finish with almost a medium body. Light warming sensation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with moderate white head. Fruity yeasty nose with notes of bananas and oranges. Bitter hop finish, but mostly cloying and oddly floral. Terrible label. Tolerable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Hazy orange pour with a foamy head. Fruit and yeast in the aroma. Flavor is a bit sweet and fruity, and very pleasant at first. But about halfway through my second bottle, something strange happened. A weird plasticy flavor took over that I could not get rid of. Even going to something else and coming back to this didnít help. Anyway, it started out well enough, and I will try again next time Iím in UT.


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