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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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hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Bottle labeled bottled on 11/12/07. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized head. Aromas of banana fruitiness, honey, spices, and yeast. Tastes of bananans, honey, and some citrus.

3
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
(12oz. bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, lemon, soap, clove, banana, and grass. Flavor of yeast, pear, banana, bubblegum, grass, and citrus.

3
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
A decent spiced aroma over a dry slightly fruity ale base. Fairly simple but pretty good...lingering mouthfeel and clove & pineapple aftertaste. 6.8% abv on the label not 4% as listed. Slight warming alcohol presence."

2.8
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
12oz bottle @Philly BeerFest III–pours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is perfumy, yeast, fruit, medium malt. Taste is perfumy, yeast, fruit, light malt, husky mouthfeel.

2.8
hopscotch (11451) - 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!

2.9
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from State Line. Pours copper with nose of caramel malt, hops, mild funk and spicy yeast. Tastes rock sugary malty, with hops, funk, and yeasty spicy notes.

3.8
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle from strykzone. Thanks! Very interesting beer. Pours a hazy godl with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, honey, apple juice and malts. Flavor is yeasty, sweet, a tad spicy and a very small hop profile. I do believe this beer is way underrated.

2.7
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Public House in the Venetian. Served in a tulip. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, apples, grapes, apricot, candi sugar, grass, and straw. Flavor of straw, apples, grapes, wheat, grass, bready malts, and a metallic note late. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts juicy and ends dry and metallic. Odd beer.

3.6
onceblind (10893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Paleish clear yellow, with an initially big white head. Fruity aroma of delicious apricot and orange rind. Taste had a lot of pale malt with subtle but apparent fruitiness, like the orange peel and apricot from the aroma. Very light bitterness, not much hop flavor presence. A decent Belgo-Pale, medium bodied and delightful to drink.

3.1
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


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