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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: alexgash on 04-23-2005

Belgian yeast and American grains provide the distinct character and flavors of this blonde ale.

26 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jlaw7005
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Silentraven37
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ferrari29
3.62/5  rDev +2%
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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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...

Photo of ely2000k
3.97/5  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.

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of jhawkjedi
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
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.

Photo of lancer42678
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dw2430
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Zorro
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in flared ale glass

A: billowy head; no lacing; clear yellow; well-defined carb streams
S: sweet banana, pear, lemon aroma with esters
T: strange Belgian version; brutish; banana, pear; tastes a bit like seltzer water; hops under-pronounced

Think of this as a Belgian-inspired ale and you might not be so critical.

Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths Sunnyside market, S.Salem. $1.50 Slightly misty lookng golden beer with a very bubbly off white head. Aroma is slightly spiced some slight earthiness.weak clove, cereal and some slight earthiness. Taste is strange not like the aroma..semi-bitter..tasty..some black pepper and thats it. Its OK on the tongue the carbonation is OK but far from a great mouthfeel. Not impressed by thisn one..i guess its drinkable..but a dissapointing Belgian style ale

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden amber with a somewhat short white head that fades to a thin cap. Very light aromas of stone fruits and a touch of vanilla and citrus. Tastes a little harsh, with notes of spice, grain, stone fruit, and solvent. A little too carbonated as well, with a seltzery finish. It seems like the Belgian yeast notes haven't really matured here. I'd say back to the drawing board with this beer.

Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
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

Photo of BeerAmbassador
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours golden-copper with a finger of dirty-white head that holds and laces okay.

S: Lots of pear, a little peach, Belgian yeast, and some candi sugar.

T: Pale malts, light hoppiness, a little Belgian yeast, green apples, and a finishing dry breadiness.

M: It has a medium-light body with average carbonation but a semi-watery finish.

O: It tastes like a lightly hopped APA with Belgian yeast.

Photo of HugePlume
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.