RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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.

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SSSteve (4006) - - APR 11, 2008
a clear orange beer with a small frothy white head. pleasant belgian candy sugar, yeast, banana, and other light fruit aroma. flavor is sugary sweet with some banana, hops and yeast. crisp and light. not bad at all but it needs some alcohol kick.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Monkshine
Date: April 05, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet estery aroma with a lot of phoenolic spicyness and a green apple tartness
Flavor: bit spicy flavor, nice malt sweetness to balance the sweetness, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
nice golden pour, slight hopppy aroma with some yeaast, and slightly malty.flavour is kinda wattery. but slightly spicy. a decent belgian. but nothing extraordinary.

beerbill (3619) - 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.

Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt, sugary. Tastes dry with some straw, hay, grassy elements. Touches of spiciness. Decent.

footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Well I feel bad as I have sent a few of these out in trades as extras, mostly just as a novelty. Just a bit of flavor. Really difficult to create something that is close to a Belgian Ale in Utah.

hopscotch (11419) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle (2003 or 2004) ... Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, tissue paper-like, white head. Good retention. Estery, phenolic, yeasty aroma dictates fruitcake, cinnamon, biscuit, clove, apple, pear, coriander and honey notes. Medium-bodied with an extremely drying mouthfeel. Fruity flavor is very low on residual sweetness and, but offers a tempered bitterness. Citric and moderately tart with a grassy note of clover. Tangy, Sahara-dry finish sucks all the moisture from my head. Over attenuated? Strange, interesting brew! Kudos go out to maniac for shipping the bottle my way!

FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - 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.

douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Bottle. Pours a light gold with a decent head. The flavor is smooth fruit with a earthy malt. A bit hoppy and spicy. A decent brew, too light though. Relaxing and smooth, just too thin. This rating is for the older 4% version, and the beer has changed a good bit since then.

Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. Poured a slighly hazy golden color with a thick white head. Strong lacing. Aroma is fruity with a bit of coriander. Flavor is light but nice. It is fruity with a banana Now and Later taste to it. Coriander is present in the aftertaste. I imagine this to be a very nice summer session beer.

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