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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2875) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
My style, like the spice. Enjoy this brew. Great blend. Good taste, good color, great smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (2195) - 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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