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RATINGS: 267   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours with a nice, foamy, frothy, medium sized, off white head that lasts a bit and no lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, and a bit of fruit which is alltogether mild as a whole. Flavor is a little bubblegum and white wine, a little fruity sweet. not too bad. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of short length; alcohol is hidden pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden with chunky white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of belgian yeast, pepper, ripe banana, and some citrus. Taste is sweet with a definite, but smooth hop bitterness. Medium bodied with thick mouthfeel. Finish is bitter. That bitterness is pretty tame, but it seems to amplify the more you drink. The bitterness becomes distracting to me, but I do think its a well made beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Paleish clear yellow, with an initially big white head. Fruity aroma of delicious apricot and orange rind. Taste had a lot of pale malt with subtle but apparent fruitiness, like the orange peel and apricot from the aroma. Very light bitterness, not much hop flavor presence. A decent Belgo-Pale, medium bodied and delightful to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1458) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle. Overall decent beer, no major problems. Like the name, sweet as a Belgian, no hoppiness of a pale though. Yellow, pretty clear, no head.Would not turn away, but would not seek out either Had a draft version and enjoyed much more. Very refreshing, with more hops and Belgian sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Augusta, Ga - Toast Wine & Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, tight snow white head that sticks around a while. Pleasant, sweet aroma with some light bubble gum, a hint of yeast, some cotton candy. Flavor has some honey sweetness, some Belgian Candi sugar notes, some yeasty notes, a touch of bubble gum. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of spritz.. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 NABA ’05: Golden hue. Nice citrusy yeast and pale malt character. The flavor has an average sized body with a bit of over the top orange & hop notes but comes down to a light mouthfeel in the finish. I’m going to line up a bottle of this once it comes to Boise.
Bottle:Pours a crystal clear amber color with big puffy white head and plenty of carbonation and complete sheets of lacing. The nose is ripe with corriander and earthy yeast and peppery spicy smells. The balance between all this and the hops is excellent. The flavor is a bit thin, whereas most belgian beers of this type run around 6-7% alcohol, this is nearly half that. Like the difference between a pale lager and its NA equivalent, lots of sweet worty malts and a thin body and mouthfeel. Refreshing and easy drinking naturally. The finish is dry, musky and a bit chalky. Overall this is a good quaffing beer but the low alcohol limits imposed by Utah really cut into what thie beer could be. I salute the brewery for wringing this much flavor into such a low gravity beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle shared by robert at stateline... Light in color and taste...Flavor was pretty good considering it has such a low score. Taste was sweet, small touch of hops, carbonated, and very easy to drink. A beer I would buy again. Thanks robert for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle best before May 23, 2008. I don’t like to post ratings of beers that are past their recommended date stamp, but I actually liked this one and found little to no negative signs of age. The pour is hazy copper with a receding white head. The aroma is light, but solidly estery with hints of banana, coriander, lemon zest, and a pleasing dryness. The palate is slightly spritzy which melds well with the fruity sweetness. A typical banana and clove flavor profile hits my tongue, but it is appropriate and well done. The finish brings out that dryness I picked up in the aroma. I’m not sure exactly how to describe it, but it rounds out everything well. I also detect hints of green apples and black tea. This is a decent attempt by a small American brewer from Utah to replicate a basic Belgian style. I have no real problems with the brew and I feel that while it isn’t exceptional, it’s certainly underrated. Yeah, I don’t understand such a low score for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4748) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Tap - hazy, dark gold beer - a little bit of soapy lace - aroma of banana/strong phenols, wheat, honey, apple - medium body, fairly smooth in the mouth - fairly sweet, with a lot of phenolic character that almost takes over the beer - thankfully, more depth develops to make it less noticeable - there is some wheaty tang, honey sweetness, bready character, cloves - it dries out a bit late, and some grassy hops come out, but remain understated - decent - certainly much better than it’s rating suggests.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a small sticky white head. The aroma is very bready with lots of yeast, a little bit of banana, and some distant clove and zest hints. The flavor is mellow grain and yeast with a little bit of spice and zest. There are some strawberry and apple notes in the middle before a moderately dry finish with some pepper and alcohol notes. Not bad.


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