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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1549) - San Salvador, - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle: malty, sweet. Lacks typical belgian ales’ characteristics. Food Pairing: Crepe.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Slight yeast and straw. Does now smell like a Belgian strain. Not a good sign. Very light, clear orangish-copper color. Taste has a bit of corn, and yeast..might be a belgian strain, but if so it is very faint. Not as strong as even the usual session Belgian ales. Very watery, For this clear of a beer, not seeing bubbles rise. Besides the brief yeast upfront, and the mouthfeel at the end, would never guess this was a beer - let alone a Belgian style ale. Drinkable. Will not buy again. Might be the worst Belgian ale I have had due to lack of flavor, complexity, and anything that makes this style enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Similar to a good hefeweizen. I'd buy this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2015
A nice Belgian ale very drinkable good malty yeasty flavors. Pours a clear golden about a one finger head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle, poured on the back patio to relax and soak up the 100* heat. Good color, dark golden and a small sandy head. Noticeably Belgian yeast in the nose, but not overwhelmingly so. Floral and slightly dirty, there is nice grassy and floral note. Really hit the mark on what I was hoping for; a sessionable golden ale with a light bit of Belgian yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is pale yellow with a quick white head. The nose is toast, bread, mild sugar, mild spice, and grass. The mouthfeel is light. Toasted sweetness to begin with a slightly bitter and spicy finish. Easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a ear golden color. Aroma is Belgian sweet, fruity and grain. Flavor is sweet. Belgian yeast and fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah Price: $1.89 Purchased: May 2, 2015 Consumed: May 4, 2015 Misc.: Best before Aug. 5, 2015 Poured a golden, pale, clear color with four fingers of off-white, frothy head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of layered, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled pleasant notes of banana, spicy Belgian cloves, honey, caramel, honey wheat and light sour fruit. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted pretty close to the smell as well, getting banana, light Circus Peanuts, Belgian cloves, honey wheat, caramel, spicy Belgian notes, sour fruit, kiwi and green apple. (Taste - 4.13) Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.13) A really tasty Belgian Pale Ale. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.13) 4.16 92 A-

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Golden orange appearance with a tan head. Mild black pepper, light banana, lemon, light cracker nose. Moderate high sweetness. Quite a bit of spice. A little twangy. Some orange, light banana, hint of clove. Low bitterness. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3298) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Definite Belgian funk going on, musty nose. Lightly hazy golden body with creamy head, some decent streaky lacing. Taste brings the yeast full on, some malt, very bready. Decent Belgian.

3.7
   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.


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