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RATINGS: 278   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wittales (695) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance was clear golden creamy diminishing 1 finger head, slight lacing. Aromas where

2.6
   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 can’t seem to appreciate the Belgian ale style much, so take this rating for what it’s worth. Not my type -- I prefer IPAs.

2.6
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (648) - 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.

2.2
   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 that’s 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Very nice blond color. Light small frothy head maybe a little too much time in the bottle. Sweet spicy and yeasty aroma with some fruit notes. Palate has some sharp hop notes, a little bitter. Some nice malty earth tones shine through. Ends spicy, old banana notes. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (611) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle thanks to Douglas88! The color is a golden orange with a large white head with some decent lacing. Has an orange aroma with some herbs in there also. Taste is a crisp citrus with some yeast. A very refreshing drink.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (588) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a golden color with a thick white head. Spicy aroma of yeast and bread. The flavor is very light, thin on the palate, easy to drink. A touch of yeast and citrus flavors. A good beer.


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