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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, biscuit), average hop (grass, flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (dough, barnyard, horse blanket) with notes of banana, bubble gum, and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors, opened 5/16/11. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, bready notes and a tart finish. The taste is citrus, lightly tart notes, plum, some other fruits. Canít help but shake a canned tomato vibe. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle from strykzone. Thanks! Very interesting beer. Pours a hazy godl with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, honey, apple juice and malts. Flavor is yeasty, sweet, a tad spicy and a very small hop profile. I do believe this beer is way underrated.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle (2003 or 2004) ... Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, tissue paper-like, white head. Good retention. Estery, phenolic, yeasty aroma dictates fruitcake, cinnamon, biscuit, clove, apple, pear, coriander and honey notes. Medium-bodied with an extremely drying mouthfeel. Fruity flavor is very low on residual sweetness and, but offers a tempered bitterness. Citric and moderately tart with a grassy note of clover. Tangy, Sahara-dry finish sucks all the moisture from my head. Over attenuated? Strange, interesting brew! Kudos go out to maniac for shipping the bottle my way!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10037) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Bottle labeled bottled on 11/12/07. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized head. Aromas of banana fruitiness, honey, spices, and yeast. Tastes of bananans, honey, and some citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at Raleigh World Beer Fest. I was told this was a witbier so I am rating it as such. Pours cloudy, neon yellow with a small white cap. Great aroma of bubblegum, yeast, cloves, allspice. Flavor is sour peaches with bubblegum, bananas, and a little soap in the end. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture. 7% is nicely hidden. Yum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009 Malt and hop aromas. Big white head. Clear golden coloured floral and hoppy with a little bitterness in a dry malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
12 oz bottle. Bottled 01/04/12. It pours a brilliant clear gold, one of the clearest most pure golden-hued beers I have ever seen. The head is foamy and white and leaves some nice lacing. The smell is okay. Huge esters but honestly this almost just smells like an adjunct lager without the corn. It has that sourness to it that isnít "sour" but that tart AAL scent. The flavor is flowery and yeasty. It has a decent sweetness, some metallic flavors, and basic grain flavors. Not too bitter. It is just really plain, there is nothing that distinguishes it besides its gorgeous appearance. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2012 22:23:38

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, biscuit, bread, vanilla, slight earth, bubblegum. Taste is a mix of pear, peach, slight orange peel, vanilla, earth, sweet bread, finishing earthy, sweet. Pretty standard.


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