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RATINGS: 281   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 12 ounce bottle. Clear yellow appearance. Corn husk aroma. Tastes very yeasty. Palate is medium to light and there are moderate amounts of carbonation. It was ok, but I got bored quickly. I feel as if Monkshine should have a total score higher than 3.0, but there are no individual aspects that warrant high marks here. Translation: itís a nicely packaged, mediocre beer. I do like the graphical suggestions for proper glassware on the Uinta labels.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 22, 2013
Spicy, earthy, banana yeast aroma and flavor. Starts out fairly dry; finishing sweeter, with some apple-ish aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wittales (699) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance was clear golden creamy diminishing 1 finger head, slight lacing. Aromas where

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Seems typical of a weak Belgian style ale. Spices of clove, maybe coriander, yeasty and fruity, with esters. I canít seem to appreciate the Belgian ale style much, so take this rating for what itís worth. Not my type -- I prefer IPAs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Pours a luminous golden color with no haze and a modest sized white head. Nose has some alcohol punch on it with light fruits such as peaches/pears. Some bready esters are present also, as well as on the palate. Some resembles a few qualities of a tripel, but in a more drinkable format. Finish is on the sweet side with quite a bit of alcohol warmth given the relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (649) - 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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Cloudy gold color with a moderate head that thins out to cover about a third of the pour. Lots of belgian yeast in the aroma. Flavor is mild, not a ton of character, and the palate dulls very quickly. Carbonation is high. I found the taste to be blander than I expected, there is some lingering yeast and a tiny bit of banana in the palate. Would try this one again at some point but I am not super impressed the first time around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Awesome packaging for this beer, but I can also see it being quite cost-ineffective. This brew tastes better than macro fake Belgians, but thatís not much of a compliment. Very bland; foundations of a Belgo-brew are apparent, but a watered-down body kills the party. Nice graphic design, though. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (621) - 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.

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