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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Courtesy of douglas88. A Belgian Pale Ale, eh? Let’s see. It pours hazy deep gold with thin white head. The aroma emits cloves, grains, banana, yeast, spice, a touch of grapefruit and coriander. The taste is an even balanced mix of cloves, yeasty spice, banana, sweet tangelo, faint grapefruit, ripe green apples and a light coriander note. Into the finish it dries up a bit while grainy malt notes come to the surface. Well executed and refreshing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
35,5 cl bottle (5,8%) @ Ferry Plaza Wine Bar, San Francisco. Bottled on 21.03.2012 Rated on 20.07.2012
Aroma is light with some citrus, fruits and floral notes. Flavour is somewhat spicy with some orange and hints of citrus. Grassy Belgian hops in the finish. Quite straightforward, your typical Belgian blonde.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7776) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours gold with a white head. Light lemony fruity aroma. The flavor has a grainy base with light lemony notes. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz. thanks, riverside! pours a hazy light golden amber. big wheat sour nose, kinda sweaty. creamy medium body, carb is prickly but theres not much of it. big wheat flavors rolling across the mid palate. nice wheaty belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz bottle: pours a clear bright golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with nice malty sweetness and doughy yeast with a touch of clove before a slightly drier and smooth finish. True to style and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle split with Tony. Pours a light yellow color with slight haze, slight sediment, and no head. The aroma is sweet Belgian malt and banana. Taste is smooth, malty, with strong notes of spicy banana, clove, and malts.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with light notes of lemon zest, pepper, and soap. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Pretty ho-hum...kind of dirty and metallic in the aftertaste, with a not-very-interesting aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
draft at Blue monk, light blonde yellow pour, lighter bodied. light fruitiness lies underneath a small nonexistent aroma. sweet flavor, wet cardboard, light white wine notes, spree candy tartness. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Augusta, Ga - Toast Wine & Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, tight snow white head that sticks around a while. Pleasant, sweet aroma with some light bubble gum, a hint of yeast, some cotton candy. Flavor has some honey sweetness, some Belgian Candi sugar notes, some yeasty notes, a touch of bubble gum. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of spritz.. Pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle 355ml
Aroma honey, golden malts, sweet sugary dust, floral fruity behind. Slight hop hints at end.
Appearance deep gold with medium top. Short lived.3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Belgian yeast character up front. Candy sided mid. Clean with good body. Refreshing,


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