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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
GABF 2004. Big frothy off-white head and crystal clear pale golden body. Banana bubble gum aroma and flavor. Prominent plastic taste as well. Dry finish. Not much depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. Light colored amber with a tall foamy white head. Nose is light spice, flowery hops, yeast, grains, and dried fruit. Taste is grainy and yeasty with lots of flowery hoppiness. Lighter fruity notes and grains. Body is chalky and dry with mild fizziness. Finishes with some citrusy notes, yeast, hops, flowers and grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2005
I really want to like this brewer, with their eco-conscious methods and the fact that they are boldly attempting to actually brew beer in Utah. Unfortunately, I haven’t been blown away by anything yet. Deep gold going into orange, tiny floaties, decent fading head. Aroma was a bit of spice and some sweet cotton candy. Flavor matched, along with some graininess and a bit of orange. Just not a lot to this. Abrupt, short end, almost watery at that point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Bück Dich. Pours a dark gold colored body under a foamy one finger off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of grainy pale malts with a minimal grassy hop accent. Flavor is rather odd. Mostly grainy pale malts with a moderately bitter finish and a little fruitiness. Mouthfeel was pretty highly carbonated and fairly thin. Finish was very dry. Not a whole lot "Belgian" about this beer. To me it just tasted like somebody pitched the wrong yeast, but I guess this was what they were going for. Not especially good or flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma is of lemon, grain, and light hops. Taste is of lemon and grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy golden with a decent off-white head and a light fruity aroma. There is a yeasty pale malt flavor with a bit of banana ester and an astringently bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2011
This is an ok pale ale that does have a bit of unusual character. The beer is noticably heavier than the typical pale ale. Not much aroma, head, or lacing. Flavor is a very mild hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3226) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours an opaque pale yellow/honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has some yeasty, fruity notes and smells a bit wheaty. Flavor is slightly earthy and fruity...very yeasty with a bit of an off sour quality. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is dry and spicy/fruity...nasty aftertaste. Drinks more like a weisse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
derekbrown (105) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Smells of yeast and bananas. Very crisp mouthfeel, but abrupt finish. Seems to be common with Uinta beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Pale yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of light Belgian candi sugar and just a hint of floral hops. The taste is rather non-distinct although it has more in common with a lager than what I think of as a Belgian ale. I suppose Orval makes me a bit jaded when it comes to other beers in this category. While there is nothing off-puting about this beer there is nothing very spectacular about it either. Just ok.

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