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Monk In The Trunk - Inlet Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Inlet Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluegrassbrew on 09-02-2007)
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

12-19-2012 03:39:25 | More by bcsbeer
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OB1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%

05-11-2013 01:51:24 | More by OB1
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GTB

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-24-2012 03:46:34 | More by GTB
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Cronkite11

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +8%

10-01-2013 21:41:50 | More by Cronkite11
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

10-08-2012 13:49:43 | More by MonkeyStain
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PeeWee8

Florida

3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear translucent amber color. Good amount of head poured from bottle. Good amount of lacing.

S: smells yeasty. Not very strong though.

T: Citrusy. Slight hop, bit of a sweet aftertaste

M: crisp, hoppy, full feel. Covers tongue sharply

O: overall solid amber. Good flavor, fits nicely on the water or on the beach. Had it multiple times now and always enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:20:21 | More by PeeWee8
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cjgator3

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet fruity malt, spices and a hint of yeast. Very nice aroma, can't wait to try it.

T- The taste like the aroma is very sweet fruity malt with some caramel and spices. Not bad, maybe a tad on the sweet side but a tasty brew.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Monk in the Trunk is a pretty decent brew that is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 01:43:35 | More by cjgator3
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very little head (<1 finger), and looks not-so lively, yet there is plenty of carbonation visible in the lighter than expected amber brew. Fairly clear bordering on transparent. Almost a sickly color.

Strong whiff of caramel malts and some Belgian-style yeast; overall mild scent.

Very sweet! Belgian candi dominates; the caramel malt is more of a background flavor. There's a slight bright but unidentified hoppiness.

Very light mouthfeel; a little bit of sting; very nice cloying (but not oily) residue. Thin enough to drink quickly, if that's your thing; no aftertaste.

This beer was super underwhelming...until the first taste. It's certainly a malt-forward beer, but it's well-balanced for the style, sweet, and extremely drinkable. I'm not going out of my way to get it, but I definitely wouldn't hesitate to order it at a pub.

No bottle date.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 22:43:48 | More by Roguer
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a golden amber color with about a quarter inch of head that disappears fairly quickly leaving a good trace of lace around the edge of the glass and top of the beer. Carbonation can be seen rising to the top

S: sweet bready aroma with a berry aroma

T: yeasty and bready flavor. Sweet dark berries and hint of hops to nicely balance

M: Medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, i enjoyed this brew

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 15:43:31 | More by happygnome
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received by a kind BA that I can't put a finger on (my record keeping has been tough lately). Thanks! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear pale orangey amber color with a finger of fizzy off wite foam that dies down pretty quickly. Only a thin collar is left behind with a tiny bit of lace.

S - Slightly metallic, perfumey floral hops, light bready and caramelly malt. Despite the use of an Abbey yeast, I'm not really picking up anything in the aroma that would indicate its use.

T - Malty, bready, sweet at the base with just a subtle Abbey yeast influence giving a light spiciness. The perfumey hops still come thru pretty clearly too. Interesting but not amazing...a little bit of a letdown.

M - Pretty light bodied with medium carbonation...just a bit prickly on the tongue. A bit too thin and watery for the style and to my tastes.

D - I really wanted to love this beer - has to be one of the all time great beer names. The product itself, however, didn't quite live up to the name. Not a bad beer, just a bit on the average side. Very smooth and definitely goes down quickly, but without the satisfaction level I'd like to see. Could I drink this for a night if it was put in front of me...sure, but faced with a number of options - this would be a one and done.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 00:08:04 | More by portia99
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean yellow-ish to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, candy sugar and a dry malt. In the taste, dry malt, with hints of candy sugar and fruity notes. A small bite and medium to thin bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry green apple fruitiness in the aftertaste. Good, nothing fantastic, just an average ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2010 14:47:38 | More by OWSLEY069
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Satchel's in Gainesville. Pours a hazy golden reddish with fluffy white head. The aroma is a sweet honey and bit of spice, maybe a little. The flavor is very similar to a mediocre tripel, with honey sweetness, some definite dry finish, and plenty of carbonation. Rather light on the palate and overall not bad. No need to seek it out, but worth drinking with some pizza.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 14:19:26 | More by BMMillsy
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zeff80

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale

A - Poured a clear, amber color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled biscuity with some grasses.

T - It tasted of sweet malt with some biscuity notes. Mild spicy bitterness.

M - It was crisp and fairly sharp. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is an okay amber ale. Nothing to rush out and find. Easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 00:45:10 | More by zeff80
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The unknown local beer from Heatwave33. Here goes nothin!

Very light amber color, almost like Yuengling. Semi-frothy bright white head floats atop. Not bad carbonation.

Smell is slightly acrid. Hints of dry grains, caramel malts. Astringent smelling. uh oh.

Spicy corn, hints of rye, and other adjunct grains. Caramel malt is somewhere in the background, actually offsetting the spicy rye flavors. Not real sure if there is rye, but it feels like it. The initial spiciness subsides, leaving a nice caramel smoothness that i like. maybe a touch of diacetyl.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 18:29:10 | More by VncentLIFE
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle at about 45F, poured clear orange-amber with a creamy head of moderate size and retention. A good bit of lacing is left on the glass. Contract brewed by Thomas Creek in SC,

S: Smells rather like a lager with more malt and light Belgian yeast.

Tastes more like a Belgian amber than it smells. Also tastes a bit like a nut brown ale. The Belgian yeast is subtly evident.

M - Light body; medium carbonation.

O: decent but uninteresting amber. With the "Monk ..." name and the fine label, I was hoping for a little bit more Belgian style in this beer, but it did become more appealing and nuanced with addtional tasting. .

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:32:24 | More by chinchill
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user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

03-04-2014 22:59:58 | More by user785335
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2014 19:05:07 | More by papat444
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

01-03-2013 21:09:39 | More by mixed_master7
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-01-2012 03:59:03 | More by Eastside151
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gerbol


3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-04-2014 01:14:33 | More by gerbol
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2014 01:21:11 | More by Sspeer1
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TR0219

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-13-2013 18:18:05 | More by TR0219
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

12-20-2013 01:29:11 | More by Sarge3130
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-15-2013 02:20:53 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2013 02:01:59 | More by Thomas_Picton
Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.