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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian yeast and American grains provide the distinct character and flavors of this blonde ale.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: alexgash on 04-23-2005)
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Reviews by DrFayhee:
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2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was pretty surprised at how bad this beer was. Quite pale, almost lager-ish in color. Smell is pretty simple, light but with some alcohol to it. Flavor is very starchy, with a stale cereal quality. Mouthfeel is a bit acrid. Overall pretty disappointing.

DrFayhee, Mar 02, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, purchased at State Line in Maryland. Bottled on 3/3/11 on the label.

Pours clear near golden amber, near white head, minor retention, fine wispy lacing.

Light fruity/yeasty nose with a hint of spice.

Fruity, light spice, a wiff of nutty yeast. Delicate hopping, subtle Belgian characteristics. Nice summer time offering. Would be quite worthy with a meal of salads, cheese and other lighter fare.

Billolick, Jun 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

KolbMarley, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JC333, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Hugh37, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Kraken
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/11/09

Best by 5/23/08. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an oversized wine goblet. Extremely firm pour meets with little to no success in evoking a head. Faint lace. Color is a dull cloudy orange cider.

Nose- Smells slightly of sour apples. Hint of lightly citric hops, not much else.

Palate- Faintly metallic. Light biscuity sweetness. Very mild finishing hops, very nondiscript, immemorable.

Mouthfeel- A bit thin, faint carbonation.

Drinkability- Slight

Immemorable, sums it up.

Kraken, Feb 03, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

briandaube, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

sgttibbs, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

LXIXME, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ltdantheman, Feb 26, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Hummingalong007, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of HugePlume
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint.

A- I did a lousy job pouring, got lots of yeasties in the glass. Aside from that, its a bright sun-setting-over-the-ocean golden yellow, with a minimal white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Many large carbonation bubbles rising.

S- Very nice, a fruity sweetness like peaches on waffles.

T- Taste follows smell, with a very nice balanced bitterness to it. Flavors are not deep though, very simple. Would prefer more complexity. No hint of alcohol.

M- Very good perfect carbonation, a bit chalky. Might be my rogue yeasties.

O- Nice brew, i would certainly have again.

HugePlume, May 18, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

whatname, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - copper gold with a thick, soft, white head that has great retention

S - apples, faint white grapes

T - white grapes, some faint Belgian yeast funk, faint spicy finish

M - medium bodied, crisp but well carbonated

This beer isn't very complex. The yeast does all the work imparting esters some faint spicyness, but even those flavors don't keep me interested for long. Overall, this beer is a bit subdued and toned down. It was nice to try once, but I won't be picking it up again.

tdm168, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A golden sappy fluid topped by half a finger of sudsy white head...

I never want to say this, but kind of a coors light smell, super light malts, a little tin nothing else

Revisit of that tinny smell in the taste, some semi sharp hops breathing a granny smith, black pepper. Decent sized profile, but I'm not sure if I like it

Medium light body, some vibrant carbonation, and a bit of afterburn warmth

Overall I think I'd not recommend this drink to many, I find Uinta falling short on my list from what I've had from them, and this doesn't bring much either

JoeAmerican77, Jun 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting label. Pours a clear golden body beneath a full head of dense bright-white froth. Head retention and lacing could be better. Fine bubbles can be seen rising quickly. Lots of clove in the nose. A note of vanilla. A bit of earthiness as well, and some minor sulphur. Sweetish malt. The mouthfeel is good. It's medium-light bodied and creamy smooth. The flavor is mainly sweetish and doughy golden malt and yeasty earthiness, spiciness, and clove and vanilla. Some leafy hops are present as well, but the sweetish, almost candyish maltiness is clearly the showpiece. Restrained bitterness. Long, lingering finish. 4% abv? I'm not sure about that. But it is from Utah, so of course it is, right? I said the same thing about their Wild Fire Extra Pale Ale... I don't think it will turn any beer geek heads, but it's a pretty good initiation to this style of Belgian beer for everyone else. I wouldn't turn it down :)

NeroFiddled, May 14, 2009
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3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled from a complimentary bottle in the Delta Crown Room at the SLC airport. Pours a hazy light brown color with golden highlights, topped by a whispy, bubbly head that isn't much to look at. Nose is predominantly spicy Belgian yeast, with notes of coriander and allspice, along with some tangy European hops. Palate is a nice balance between light sweet malt and Euro hops, along with some subtle spices from the yeast. Mouthfeel is more foamy than creamy. A so-so interpretation of a good Belgian style. Wouldn't have it again, especially if I had to pay for it.

ElGordo, Jan 02, 2006
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3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Trying a bottle of Monkshine Belgian Pale Ale that was brought back from a trip our West by my Bro-in-law. The beer poured a clear pale yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. The smell light banana and clove notes there was a slight spice. The taste includes belgium yeast and sugar mixed with some nice pine hints. The mouthfeel is light body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

WoodBrew, Nov 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

fiedler84, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Bierleichen, Aug 20, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden copper color with a thin head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma is stone fruit, maybe peach, Belgian candi sugar and yeast.

Flavor pretty much follows suit with a bit of green apple tartness on the finish. Not quite a juicy green apple, maybe apple skin.

Mouthfeel is ok, the carbonation could be a little more lively.

Overall this beer is not bad, but not one of my favorite examples of the style.

BeerAmbassador, Jun 09, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Arkansas, Bottled on 12-23-10

Pours an effervescent honey colored with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Above average lacing & below average head retention

S: Pears, slight grassyness & perfumy hops

Follows the nose, some white grape & honey notes up front, plus a touch woodyness as well. Slight pear brandy booze tinge as this warms, along with some pineapple. Finishes with pineapple, faint hints of grapefruit & bready sweetness

MF: Fairly slick & somewhat chewy, subtle carbonation, good balance

Would've love to try this fresher to see if the hops are more prominent. Still a good take on the style that hits most of the right notes

russpowell, Oct 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

FalconA, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pretty golden, translucent. Big white head that laces thickly on the glass.

S - Very very yeasty, bread, slight citrus, and a tinge of booze.

T - Cool flavor. Belgian yeast, light fruits. White grapes, apple, pear, a bit of raisin. Light molasses malt backing it up with a nice Belgian hop profile. Solid flavor. Very beery taste to it too.

M - One of those beers that dances in your mouth. Medium bodied.

D - Such a beery beer. I would get this again. Quality. Unita is so underrated. Everything I've ever had from them has been solid without fail. And this is another good showing.

jmerloni, Oct 13, 2012
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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.