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RATINGS: 291   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1266) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear golden, thin white head lots of bubble and very decent lacing. Aroma is mostly fruity, some yeast and some clove. Taste is also fruity some spices, malty notes; but it is a bit weak definitely is the Belgian style but tamed. It is drinkable and with a crisp finish, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
I liked this because I’m not a big fan of the Belgian beers. It’s palate was weak but still had the underlying Belgian character. Easy to drink and a nice mild flavor. If you like strong Belgian ales skip this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikevid (11) - - APR 2, 2013
Clear and bubbly like champagne. Taste resembles a slightly bitter wine. Tastes almost like a a cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2068) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle - very small foamy head, mildly hazy medium straw color, Belgian yeasty banana aroma and flavor, mild spice, very sweet malt backbone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap - pours clear golden-straw yellow, nice fluffy head, decent lacing. Aromas of clove, bubblegum, nice banana fruit. Bit of a metallic aftertaste. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1333) - - FEB 15, 2013
Aroma is yeasty with hints of clove and banana. Pours hazy golden color with a decent head, but it fades quickly. Taste is malty with earthy undertones and also clove and banana flavors with a crisp, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a golden color with a small white head. Aromas of lgiht citrus, light belgian yeast. Light bodied, simple and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Golden pour with medium white head and decent lacing. Aroma of citrus and coriander. Flavor is of some watered down spices and hint of citrus with a watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (751) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On guest tap at Haymarket pub. Pours clear amber with frothy sweet smelling head. Flavor is Sweet and complex but also quite light and crisp. Very good lighter Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
20130127 12 oz bottle from Wine World in Abingdon. I found this to be a pretty typical US micro attempt at a typical medium strength Belgian golden. Decent amount of yeast presence and some earthy hops. Not too sweet, plenty lacy on my glass, and overall a bit plain but refreshing. Ad some hops and it’s a saison. Seems like a by-the-book homebrew, but nothing special and maybe a bit heavy on the carbonation.

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