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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Golden orange appearance with a tan head. Mild black pepper, light banana, lemon, light cracker nose. Moderate high sweetness. Quite a bit of spice. A little twangy. Some orange, light banana, hint of clove. Low bitterness. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Definite Belgian funk going on, musty nose. Lightly hazy golden body with creamy head, some decent streaky lacing. Taste brings the yeast full on, some malt, very bready. Decent Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Interesting beer made by the monks. Pretty dark and pretty malty. This is a good Belgium beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4904) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2015
Easy to drink though not super complex by any means. Close to what you could call a Belgian session ale. Pours hazy blonde with OK head and lacing. Light crisp straw finish and lightest hint of florals in aroma. Tap at Barcelona.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (775) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Uinta Brewing giftshop in SLC. Unusual cooked corn aroma that reminds me of fresh corn tortillas from Mexico that arenít as fresh anymore. Beautiful crystal clear golden color with a foamy white head. The cooked corn is much less in the taste but still there. Nice Belgian spiciness. A little bit of funk and a nice dry hay taste reminiscent of a Saison. Finishes slightly sweet and dry with a lasting Belgian yeast taste. I liked this more and more as I drank it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1602) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours pale straw slightly cloudy lots of frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is very yeasty and some banana. Flavours are yeast, pale fruit, some banana, lots crackers. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation, somewhat dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MWMBeerguy (174) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Great fruity and spicy aroma. Cloudy gold color. Lasting rocky head. Very nice phenolic taste. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Backlog. 12 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. A pretty straight foward Belgian blonde ale. Belgian yeast, fruity esters, toasted grains, allspice, light hoppy flavor. Itís OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (814) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a one finger, off white head. Aroma has notes of farmhouse orange citrus, yeast, mild candy sugar, and a hint of bubble gum. Taste is balanced. Mild farmhouse tart with citrus, bubble gum, and a slight peppery/grass at the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall not bad but could be more to my tastes. A touch too bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - 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."


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