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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Slightly hazy, orange. Light aromas of clove, crisp apple, bananas, and slightly peppery. Banana and clove flavors with light spice and a hint of noble hop and accompanying bitterness. Light and dry. The bittering hops are in a weird power struggle with the spice and cloves. Flavors donít marry together all that well, but drinkability isnít sacrificed.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
A decent spiced aroma over a dry slightly fruity ale base. Fairly simple but pretty good...lingering mouthfeel and clove & pineapple aftertaste. 6.8% abv on the label not 4% as listed. Slight warming alcohol presence."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (511) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a light golden color with a nice lemon spice aroma. A little coriander maybe too. Fizzy white head all throughout. Really mild flavored Belgian ale, but really nice refreshing flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer. Finishes with just the right amount of pepper spice. Tasty beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (939) - Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Third beer consumed from the MYSTERY BOX, sent from my father. Many thanks! To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a dark orange-tinted royal yellow with which a bubbly, snowy white head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of apricot fruit leather, Belgian yeast, coriander, vanilla malt, melted wax, and lime meat. Tastes much the same with the addition of tin, wet newspaper, and watermelon seeds. Not the most flavorful vaguely defined Belgian Ale in the world, but itís hardly the worst.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (164) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Clear golden body w/ white head leaving nice lacing on glass. Fruity nose and flavors with spice & dry clean finish. Light & effervescent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice clear gold with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of banana, clove, wheat, spice, fruit, wood and yeast. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a slight bitter and dry finish. A good beer, but something is missing that would make it great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
bottle - Pours clear gold with a fast-fading white head. It has a yeasty, fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with esters and a pleasant fruit character leading into a somewhat dry finish. Itís medium bodied and very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matty (204) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with 1" of white foam. Plenty of carbonation rises up the glass. Aroma is a mix of sourness, spice, yeast & malt. Medium-light body, taste is a nice balance of yeast & malt, although it is light tasting. Slight yeast/sour finish. Iíve had better, but this one isnít too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On tap, poured clear deep gold hue w/ small white head. Moderate bready aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are white bread, squash, and straw. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap, pours a golden color with a white head, sweet taste of malt, banana, and some spice, drinks smooth, decent Belgian ale (Yard House listed this as Uinta House White Ale but after researching the brewerís website, I figured this was the beer)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
bottle. nose has some apple and cherry esters. pours with almost no head. taste is super sweet candy and reminds me of salt water taffy. a light hop bitterness helps dry it out. a moderate alcohol warming as well. tolerable, but not a beer I would seek out again. seems a little messy and sweet with almost not carbonation for a Belgian style beer.


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