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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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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of poopsmitherson
2/5  rDev -43.8%

poopsmitherson, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, pours bright gold with a thin head that holds no retention and leaves no lace - looks like apple juice. Smells like apple juice too. Tastes like apple juice with some grape qualities - dry white wine perhaps, earthy, herbal hops, fruity, with a slight Belgian flare from the yeast. Mouth-feel is rather thin with no carbonation. Finishes dry like a cheap chardonnay. Alcohol is well concealed for 6.8%. Overall, I don't know what to think of this one. I see other reviews are giving this a higher score, but this wasn't any different than drinking a glass of apple juice mixed with some cheap white wine. I wouldn't recommend this beer.

barnzy78, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +12.4%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of FalconA
3/5  rDev -15.7%

FalconA, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

enelson, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Syrupy brass color with a quick head an very little residual foam. OK bubbling.

Bubbley, light Spring fruit yeast, pale toasted malts. Very crisp and slightly sweet aroma. Very inviting.

Lightly fruity, yeasty flavors play with light, soft baked sweet muffin malts. The bubbling adds a slight prickly feeling to the tongue.

This beer taste great, has a little mineral quality on the finish that just completes everything. Easy to drink, and brings a smile to my face!

scruffwhor, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

fiedler84, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/12/11, so 3 months old. Chris gave it to me.

Appearance: Perfectly clear yellow gold. Smallish head with brief retention, but with some decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and light fruits-- pears, some banana. Little hint of clove, but wouldn't describe it as "spicy". I would guess this is made with Duvel yeast.

Taste: The flavor is a bit more spicy with clove, but tons of fruit, bubblegum, and a bready yeasty flavor too. A bit of herbal hops and a kiss of bitterness o round it out.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and feels a bit soft, but wouldn't suffer from a touch more carbing. Slick in the finish.

Overall: This was a surprise. A really good Belgian style beer. Like a Duvel light, and at a bargain price. I've been impressed with Uinta.

rapidsequence, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jlaw7005
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

jlaw7005, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Silentraven37
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Silentraven37, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip shaped glass

A - Beer pours with clear copper colored body; forms a nice half finger sized white head; well carbonated; head doesn't hold that well; moderate amount of lacing forms around the glass

S - Nice smell of roasted malts; touch of enjoyable spices; touch of sour apples, pears and white grape wine; reminds me a bit of a Brut or dark champagne; smells a bit sugary, finishes sweet floral nose; light scents of citrus from hops; honey

T - Sweet and very sugary; not much roasted malt flavor to this, of which, I expected a bit more; has more of a lager clean flavor to it; there is a slightly weird metallic taste that lingers on the middle of the tongue; there is also a slight hint of berries and floral flavors, but very light; light hop taste

M - Effervescent; not a very pleasant aftertaste, kind of bitter, and rough on the palate; leaves behind a bit of a tart feeling on the tongue; dry

D - Overall, not a bad drink, but not something I would reach for again; there are better Belgian Pale Ale's out there; needs a little more body and a more defined identity; I feel Belgian pale ale have a unique balance of spice, malt, hop flavor; this beer seems a little all over the place

ferrari29, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a largely unremarkable brew, except that it is of very high quality. pours light lager color yellow with a nice 1 inch foam head bone white. smells mild hops and belgian sweetness. taste is much less hoppy than any american pale ale, but less yeasty and bright than a typical belgian. a sort of boring hybrid of styles, but again, very well made. mouthfeel is nice, super light and drinkable. a pretty good beer if your looking for something down easy, and with an elevated abv it serves its purpose...

StonedTrippin, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ely2000k
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Organic, quite tasty. Fruity banana like smell that comes out somewhat in the taste. The Belgium yeast is prominent, and gives the beer a nice subtle complex flavor. Hints of clove. Full mouthfeel. Finishes dry, but at the last second some sweet creeps in. Overall I like this and would get it again.

ely2000k, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, coriander, slight wheat, pale malt, slight dough, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, slight alcohol, slight yeast, slight wheat, hint of hop, and a slight sweet malt. Overall, food aroma, feel, and blend.

Tone, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +12.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light, slightly fruity, pale ale. Nice creamy carbonation, great mouthfeel. Faint yeasty aromas and a tang on the tongue. Just pleasantly sharp with a bitter edge to finish. I think "Belgian-inspired" is accurate. But whatever you call it, it's a tangy light lager sort of beer with a great subtle taste for unbridled quaffing. Try the place next door for the hard stuff.

With the new-look label, clearly states bottled 10/12/11.

mactrail, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jhawkjedi, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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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5/5  rDev +40.4%

lancer42678, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

dw2430, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brilliant gold colored beer with just a hint of a white head.

Smell is strongly grainy with a strong noble hop aroma I would more expect in a German beer style. Sweetness under the substantial lager like smell. Mostly banana and flowers with some grass from the hop.

Starts out sweet with a substantial banana flavor. Grains are strong in the flavor with a moderate amount of bitterness. The most notable thing about the flavor is the melon and banana flavors. Almost tastes like Belgian beer brewed with German Hefeweizen yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall the taste is unconventional but quite tasty. I will buy this again.

Zorro, Oct 30, 2011
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.