RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Note: Monks’ Ale is initially being contract-brewed by Sierra Blanca Brewing for Abbey Beverage Company.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Thanks Todd for sharing this bottled version. The beer pours to a hazy orange body with a creamy white head. The aroma is heavy with Saaz hops, corn silage, and it really piques my interest. The flavor is Saaz hops and silage with some strawberries. Very unique and quite nice. The palate is sweet and moderately full bodied and leaves a nice lingering spiciness. The bottle was listed as being from Abbey Beverage Co. from Pecos, NM.

Bitterbill (2079) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 15, 2017
From May 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ! It pours a clear and very bubbly orange amber with a 3 finger head of foam that I was afraid would overflow but...it didn't. ;^) It smells of fruit and yeast with a touch of caramel malt. The taste is also fruity; I think I pick up notes of tangerine, some yeasty flavour, and honey with earthy notes. Fairly light bodied and medium to lightly carbonated, the finish falls fairly flat and becomes somewhat watery but before I get to that point, it's a pretty good sipper and quite drinkable but it is not quite what I'm used to when I think of Belgian Pale Ale. Btw, the second pour was equally clear and the head retention was above average with some good lacing.

balloonbuffoon (849) - - JUL 20, 2017
12floz bottle, unknown freshness, $1.50 unit price, poured into a tulip glass. dirty, blonde-amber colored body amasses a small off-white head. Smells good, like an ’old world’ English ale, similar to butter. Drinks like one as well. Dried grass and dryish honey flavor make way for pubby beer in the English pale vein. Hmm...I thinks this may be mis-categorized. I approve of it for its simplicity. Perhaps a bit of an overrate for this reason.

RedSox2004 (2009) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Slightly hazy reddish brown with a generous two-finger head and moderate lace. Aromas of lemons and apples, just a bit tart, with sugar cookies and yeast. Bready malt flavors up front, with a touch of sourness, followed by honey and spices. Medium body, lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a malt-rich finish.

ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2016
A good beer smooth lots of malty flavor balanced out with some hops easy drinking would recommend.

edgallow (4762) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2016
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grains and caramel. Taste is caramel and yeast.

crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
355ml bottle. Orange pour. Penolic aroma, some malt, floral, not bad. Falvor again phenolic, fairly dry but with a candylike flavor. Okay.

justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Monks’ Ale poured from bottle to glass. Aroma is of roasty, grass, earthy, and woody. Appearance is golden, with minimal head.Taste is medium bitterness, and salty. Palate light body, thin feel, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Great beer very light but full of flavor.

csaso (2372) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Tap - fair size head, light gold color, kind of a buttery Apple like aroma and flavor, seemed a little off to me, ok overall I guess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bhensonb (16263) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle from Marcus. Pours dark copper with a beige head. A stewed fruit aroma. Med body. Flavor is slightly spicy with banana ester. A rather minimal Belgian ale, but easily identifiable as a Belgian. Not exciting.

marcus (11077) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours ruddy brown with a transient beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with some light banana esters and a dry fruity finish.

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