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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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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3.3
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light citrus, subtle banana. Taste has subtle funk, moderate sweetness.

2.9
fiulijn (21019) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Draught at Papago Brewing Co., Scottsdale, AZ
Deep blond color. It’s a simple one, with very light aroma, but the flavor has some of the Belgian spiciness, and correct bitterness.

3.1
Oakes (18568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
Bright amber-copper colour. Caramelly, metallic, slightly earthy aroma with a hint of pear. The flavour is moderate in intensity, balanced between fruity (pear, peach), phenolic (slight bubblegum) and light background earthy maltiness. Carbonation is fairly brisk. The finish dies out into a metallic dryness. Though the appearance and aroma have me thinking a De Koninck clone, it didn’t turn out that way at all. The esters don’t always mesh cohesively with the earthier, more metallic notes, but they do lend a lively complexity.

3.5
brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a fairly clear golden color with a finger or so of white head on top. S: Lots of malt sweetness to the nose, especially the caramel notes. Plenty of toast and bready malt as well. There is a surprisingly chocolatey aroma despite the pale color. There is a hint of spice to it. T: Sweet bread and toasted malts with a mild spiciness. Some toasted marshmallow type flavor which was unexpected but quite delicious. And there is the same mild spice character that existed on the nose. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: Wasn’t expecting much from this beer but found it to be fairly good.

3.3
bhensonb (15627) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle from douglas88, or if not, from ericandersnavy. Thanks to both you guys. Indeed it does seem to have a hefe aroma. Hazy gold color with a slight white head. Medium plus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is typical Belgian, but more so than usual. There’s a big dose of kandi, clove, hot spice bits, and arguably even banana. Finish is pretty dry, and the pepper notes stick around. It’s a good one.

2.9
Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of strae, yeast, pear, light pineapple and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light spice and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry finish.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2008
(12oz bottle, best by 5/23/08) Small off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, banana/clove. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some banana, melon, light clove, light alcohol. Medium body.

2.8
Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors, opened 5/16/11. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a medium sized fizzy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, bready notes and a tart finish. The taste is citrus, lightly tart notes, plum, some other fruits. Can’t help but shake a canned tomato vibe. Medium bodied.

2.6
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
12 oz bottle. Bottled 01/04/12. It pours a brilliant clear gold, one of the clearest most pure golden-hued beers I have ever seen. The head is foamy and white and leaves some nice lacing. The smell is okay. Huge esters but honestly this almost just smells like an adjunct lager without the corn. It has that sourness to it that isn’t "sour" but that tart AAL scent. The flavor is flowery and yeasty. It has a decent sweetness, some metallic flavors, and basic grain flavors. Not too bitter. It is just really plain, there is nothing that distinguishes it besides its gorgeous appearance. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2012 22:23:38

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, biscuit), average hop (grass, flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (dough, barnyard, horse blanket) with notes of banana, bubble gum, and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.


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