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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
12oz bottle @Philly BeerFest IIIĖpours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is perfumy, yeast, fruit, medium malt. Taste is perfumy, yeast, fruit, light malt, husky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Douglas88. Pours cloudy orange with a medium off white head, decent retention. Aromas of pale crystal malts, citrus, lemon, orange peel and some yeast. Flavors are sweet malts and yeast up front, with a decent hop presence in the finish. Thanks again Douglas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2131) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Lightly hazy yellow with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet and estery. Taste is sweet with some spice. Fairly tripelesque, but mouthfeel is a bit watery $2/12oz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle courtesy Douglass88. Pours a hazy light gold with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, belgian yeast and candy sugar. Slightly bitter, candy sugar sweet, big malt body taste. Just OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5297) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - 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.

   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.

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