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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6241) - 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!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6200) - 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
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6112) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6072) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5934) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5726) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5630) - 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.


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