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Monk In The Trunk - Inlet Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
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148 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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GABrew

Georgia

3/5  rDev -7.4%

10-21-2013 23:11:51 | More by GABrew
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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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Kurmaraja

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-26-2014 06:19:57 | More by Kurmaraja
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-24-2014 01:03:23 | More by jrohrbacher
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khargro2

Georgia

2/5  rDev -38.3%

06-30-2013 12:03:46 | More by khargro2
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

10-01-2012 06:15:38 | More by WynnO
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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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beer2day

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange color with nice light 1-finger head. Good retention and decently thick lace.

Nose is initially very berry like. Orange citrus sneaks in, too. Picking up Belgian yeast as the glass warms.

Slightly fruity hit with berries but no citrus. Gets tart almost immediately and finishes by adding in a bit of sweet candy sugar - but just a bit. Reminds of a berry flavored weiss.

Feel is very thin. Of course, this is a south Florida beer that needs to satisfy in the warm weather.

On a hot day, this would be ok but not terribly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 01:02:17 | More by beer2day
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Beejay

Virginia

4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks DmanGTR!

A: Pale amber gold, crystal clear with a bit of white head on top, although it dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Fruity, biscuity, lots of berries and syrup in this brew.

T: Definitely a nice belgian yeast flavor in there. Bready, biscuity, and full of dark berries. Good touch of malt to balance out the touch of bitterness form the hops.

M: Medium body, and typical belgian style carbonation. The finish is dry.

D: Very nice. Not sure if I could do a whole night of them. But very tasty, and definitely original.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 19:12:29 | More by Beejay
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Perfectly clear burnished gold. Head is bright-white. Drops pretty quickly. Negligible lacing. Head thins to a small ring around the edge of the glass. Standard fare here.

Smell: Caramel malts and a big biscuity kick. Apple skins and cereal grains. Minerality hides in the back. Did someone roll a red apple in some biscuit dough? Slightly grassy. Oddly sweet as well. It hits on par for the style, but lacks depth. The entire aroma is up front and disappears in seconds.

Taste: Malts and more malts. Sweet caramel malts and a doughy hit of biscuit. Grassy aftertaste. Flavor disappears almost as fast as the aroma did. Faintly spicy, but loaded up with apples and biscuits. Apple skin in particular. Faint hints of toasted malts, but it's barely there and desperately needed. Not a lot of depth.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth. A touch creamy with a moderate carbonation. Body pushes the high side of medium. Easily the best aspect of this beer.

Overall: Decent, but lacking depth and structure. It's all up front and then done.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 03:07:40 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2013 23:10:33 | More by Thedrizzle
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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to dimenhetfield for this one!

12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Shoulder stamped "Monk-138 BA" or "Monk - 138 8A" (can't tell if the second to last character is a B or 8).

Appearance: Pours an amber gold with tall creamy head that falls down rather quickly with some spotting.

Nose: Big Belgian yeast nose and some spicyness. Something a little acrid or off-putting. Maybe a weird interaction between yeast and malts/hops? I've smelled this before but am not certain what it means. Smells like there might be some rye in there and some faint whispers of heavily toasted oak chips.

Palate: Crisp and fruity. Some caramel and dark candi sugar chill out underneath the fruity Belgian yeast. That weird over-toasted oak chip flavor is there and something odd I just don't care for.

Notes: Worth my trying once, but don't think I'd return for another one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 02:18:46 | More by SFLpunk
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KajII

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

It poured a clear medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that offered up great retention, finally reducing to a long lasting thin cap and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was extremely mild of a light grain malt, mild herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a bit of spice and a light fruity ester.

The taste was very different from the aroma. It was bold, very malty and a tad sweet with a big note of caramel that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild fruitiness and a small bite of spiciness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a decent amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a nice sweet malty taste that was left to linger on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a creamy yet mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall I was rather taken by surprise with this very impressive organic Amber Ale. It possessed a ton of flavor and an awesome drinkability. This is most likely is the best organic beer I have tasted to date...

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Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 22:09:30 | More by KajII
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Bendurgin

Maine

2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this an extra in a recent trade with Unclejazz. Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a clear light amber with a finger of white head.

Lots of bready malts up front with a faint grassy hop aroma in the background. A little bit of an old fruit aroma in the background. Yeasty malt on the pallet with a little bit of a bitter grassy hop finish. Not to bad but doesn't seem to pull one way or another.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall this one isn't bad. I'm not crazy about it but I'll enjoy it this time.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 02:03:07 | More by Bendurgin
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kbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-16-2013 01:35:54 | More by kbrown
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-29-2012 13:37:45 | More by Lob
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +8%

04-23-2014 16:47:59 | More by crbnfbr
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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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Nolen12

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

05-13-2013 15:51:46 | More by Nolen12
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Bartos

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

01-16-2014 16:31:55 | More by Bartos
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-22-2012 12:55:59 | More by jaswilson2
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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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hopley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-22-2013 03:10:44 | More by hopley
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.4%

02-01-2013 01:17:28 | More by KeyWestGator
Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.