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Oblate - Monkish Brewing Co.

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very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnknownKoger on 03-23-2012)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the newest microbreweries to open in Torrance. This is their first batch. Poured from tap into a tulip glass

Appearance is a light yellow. Good carbonation.

Smells great. It almost reminds me of a more floral Orval. It smells like there is a bit of funkiness to it

The taste is very good. It has exactly what I'm looking for in a Belgian pale ale. It's not hoppy at all and instead relies on the spices and yeast to carry the flavor through. It's also been brewed with Elderflowers, so that makes up the floral character. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is nice. Doesn't have a huge body.

Overall this is a very good start and promising for a new brewery. I can't wait to try their dubbel and tripel when they're ready.

UnknownKoger, Mar 23, 2012
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