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RATINGS: 263   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.

   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 (5045) - 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 (3188) - 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 havenít 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carboloader (660) - 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 canít seem to appreciate the Belgian ale style much, so take this rating for what itís worth. Not my type -- I prefer IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Douglas88. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lacing. Light but very sweet aroma, almost like bubble gum. The flavor is wheat and yeast with just a hint of lemon at the finish and virtually none of the sweetness detected in the aroma. Finishes very dy with a lingering unpleasant aftertaste. Not very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yemenmocha (658) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, and apples. Poured yellow gold in color with a small, creamy, dense, white head as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Very slightly sparkling. A few small-sized particles throughout. Decent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, slight spice, candi-sugar, and some yeast. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, Belgian yeast, candi-sugar finish is dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
12 oz bottle. Bottled 01/04/12. It pours a brilliant clear gold, one of the clearest most pure golden-hued beers I have ever seen. The head is foamy and white and leaves some nice lacing. The smell is okay. Huge esters but honestly this almost just smells like an adjunct lager without the corn. It has that sourness to it that isnít "sour" but that tart AAL scent. The flavor is flowery and yeasty. It has a decent sweetness, some metallic flavors, and basic grain flavors. Not too bitter. It is just really plain, there is nothing that distinguishes it besides its gorgeous appearance. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2012 22:23:38

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2012
The aroma is a bitter banana with a sourness to it. Appearence is a golden yellow with good carbonation white soapy foam that diminishes very fast but leaves a nice lacing. Has a weird bitterness with an almost metallic after taste but goes away fast leaves the mouth feeling clean. First time ever with a blonde ale I guess I will have to try another. Not sure if I like it or hate it.

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