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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6839) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was sweet, sugary a bit yeasty and had a ripe fruit element. The flavor was sweet, tangy, yeasty and moderately fruity. Fairly full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Hazy yllow-orange with frothy white head. Full, soft and smooth texture. Cakey, chalky malts. Doughy, estery yeast. Earthy, herbal and spicy. Many delicate things going on in the background. Lemon, clove, honey, white pepper, and a mild bitterness. Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3587) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2009
This beer poured with almost no head, even though I used a glass that elicits lots of foam usually. Its a clear pour, no murkiness near the end, so it seems like a filtered product. There are small and sparse visible bubbles traveling throughout the beer. The aroma hits you strong with a sweet Belgian yeast and candy character followed by a hefty clove character. It is not subtle, it hits your nose and sticks around. A bit of a malted cereal character just sitting back there as well. Taste is candy sweetness with lots of esters in there. The esters are not distinct, some light banana, some light bubblegum, just a general ester character. Finishes of drier than expected, but not dry. A slight herbal character as well. A faint hop character is felt in the light bitterness at the back end to round it off. I can see why this beer gets such low ratings but this is my type of beer. In general I like the Belgian character and when it is a bit too sweet its still fine. Again, I like the right kind of overly sweet beer and a Belgian sweetness is alright by me.
12oz, bottled on 09/03/08, couldn’t tell it was that old, in a Duvel tulip glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Aroma is fairly strong, fruity and yeasty with floral and malt undertones. It pours a clear solar yellow with a thick white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smooth flavor is malty and mellow with a floral undertone and a nice fruity hint that is mainly pear. Texture is smooth, a little thick, and rather fizzy. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruit and clove nose, flavor is yeasty light sweet fruit and light hops. Good Belgian blond but Leffe is better. Bottled Jun 12, 2012, 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
bottle - Pours clear gold with a fast-fading white head. It has a yeasty, fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet with esters and a pleasant fruit character leading into a somewhat dry finish. It’s medium bodied and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2953) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a light golden color with a nice lemon spice aroma. A little coriander maybe too. Fizzy white head all throughout. Really mild flavored Belgian ale, but really nice refreshing flavor. Nice, easy drinking beer. Finishes with just the right amount of pepper spice. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Interesting beer made by the monks. Pretty dark and pretty malty. This is a good Belgium beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (315) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2015
A nice Belgian ale very drinkable good malty yeasty flavors. Pours a clear golden about a one finger head.

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