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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear golden, thin white head lots of bubble and very decent lacing. Aroma is mostly fruity, some yeast and some clove. Taste is also fruity some spices, malty notes; but it is a bit weak definitely is the Belgian style but tamed. It is drinkable and with a crisp finish, refreshing.


3.3
JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2017
appearance: yellow, full creamy white head. aroma: honey, pepper, yeast, corn. taste: honey and pepper, candied orange peel, corn, grass, yeast. finish: lingering yeasty notes, hint of grass and pepper; zingy palate. notes: Fine Belgian-style ale; flavors bordered on Tripel territory, but it felt rough around the edges. Better than some of their other offerings, which tend to the lackluster. Bottle from Zoltan.

3.3
Frothmeister (826) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with an off-white head. On the nose, wet concrete, honey, light doughy notes, and some black pepper. Light bodied with medium sweetness, mineral forward out of the gates with light Belgian tripel-like notes that heads into a hint of raisin, with watery soapy hopped bitterness, Belgian yeast notes, and mineral bitterness. It tastes a lot lighter than 6.8%, but there’s really nothing to complain about here. I would totally buy it again.

4.1
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is slight hazy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is fruit and grain. The taste matches the nose.

4
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a rich gold color with two finger creamy white head. Leaves a ton of lacing as you drink on the glass. Tastes, smells, and drinks like true-to-style golden ale. Really impressed and enjoying this.

3.9
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Tenley. Hazy golden body with fast-receding head. Nose is floral, of bananas and fruits and citrus. Taste is also fruits, and citrus and spices. Really nice Belgian style - very similar to Leffe Blonde. Very good stuff!

3.2
ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle from Hop City. Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma of bread. Tastes of malt, yeast and a hint of bitter hops. A nice Belgian ale.

3.6
rosskyle (755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a white head. Citrus orange yeast aroma. Carbonated light body. Yeast citrus funk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2016
One of the better beers from the brewery I have yet. Nice belgian single. Light approachable malt body with good white pepper, coriander finish.

3.4
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
From the Bottle at Burgers and Beer in El Centro. Love a good Belgian ale. This one was an average Belgian ale. Still better and a good lager.

1.7
fakebeersnob (325) - 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.


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