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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt, sugary. Tastes dry with some straw, hay, grassy elements. Touches of spiciness. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6352) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Bottle. Pours a light gold with a decent head. The flavor is smooth fruit with a earthy malt. A bit hoppy and spicy. A decent brew, too light though. Relaxing and smooth, just too thin. This rating is for the older 4% version, and the beer has changed a good bit since then.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Bottle: Golden, large white frothy head, light carbonation, rises very quickly, nice lacing.   Not a lot going on in the aroma, very pale bready malts, subtle pear or apple.   Very weak flavor profile, slight astringent malt/grain on first sip, but other than that nothing.   Extremely weak body, with a mouthfeel that is very slightly wheaty.   Finish... what finish?   This was almost void of any aroma or flavor.   At least when you smell/taste nothing, you can’t say its nasty.   I would sum this up in one single word... BLAND!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6263) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6214) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - 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."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, dated 9-3-08, cloudy yellow pour with no head, aroma is sweet and ureaic, flavors are grainy citrus

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Big beef jerky spicy aromas. light/ medium body. Semi dry cardboard, nutty smoky flavors. seriously wtf


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