Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
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Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Belgian Blonde Ale
3.57 | pDev: 14.57%
Feb 26, 2020
Apr 24, 2005
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
Notes: Belgian yeast and American grains provide the distinct character and flavors of this blonde ale.

26 IBU
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not a lot of belgian blonde reviews for me. Over 4300 reviews and this will be only the 5th beer of the aforementioned style reviewed for me. So now that we got that proverbial disclaimer out of the way.

Blonde ale pours a dark blonde/copper color. Yeast is similar to a tripel, but with less plastic and heavy spice rack notes re: clove/coriander. That is my way of saying its better.

Taste is also similar to a session strength tripel. But thankfully, not as hot in the mouth feel. Has a bit of that breadiness often bespoke of. I wonder what style Redemption is? That is a great beer without the spice rack. Ah a belgian pale ale. Pretty close. Mild lemon and apple note to it. Lemonbars without the sweetness. The body is pretty light and the flavor profile is deeper than its malt heft. Had a bitterness to it that might have been the driver of the lemon rind like note. Hint of almond/nuts.

Overall, eh, not my jam, but I could see it appeasing the Blue Moon and an orange wedge drinker.
Feb 26, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 3.07 by ahazabinadi from California

Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

Dec 28, 2017
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Rated by DoctorRobert1969 from California

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I really like this Belgian blonde. I am disappointed it's no longer organic.
Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2017
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Not bad glad I pick it up starting to like Belgian style
Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Apr 18, 2017
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Reviewed by RandyCongdon from Nevada

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is a simple, straightforward ale. If I was to introduce a newbie to the Belgian blonde/gold type, this is an example I would consider.

The look is nice. The body is a deep yellow to gold. There is a nice foamy head on top that starts thick and settles to 1/4 " the rest of the way.

The smell is largely malty, with mild clove tones. It has the slightest hint of floral, too.

The taste is just like the smell. It tastes quite malty, yet the clove and spice is not as pronounced. It is not a strong ale by any means. There is a moderate bitterness that balances nicely with all other aspects of the taste.

The mouthfeel is smooth. I would almost say watery, but light-bodied would be more appropriate. The finish is very delicate, again not quite watery. There is minimal bite on the throat, but the carbonation and the hops give a surprising nip to the top of the tongue at the end.

Overall, this beer is decent. Again, it is not complex at all. The best word I could find to summarize this beer is "mild". I like a stronger, more pungent ale myself, but this is a good introductory example that won't overwhelm a neophyte's palate. I paired with carrot cake, and the two went very well together. In the end, I would consider having it on hand for a large group. It is a "safe" beer to which company won't generally object.
Mar 31, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is slight hazy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is fruit and grain. The taste matches the nose.
Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Definite Belgian funk going on, musty nose. Lightly hazy golden body with creamy head, some decent streaky lacing. Taste brings the yeast full on, some malt, very bready. Decent Belgian.
Sep 19, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Richwright22 from California

4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty wheat beer. Not really a Witbier, no citrusy undertone, but a similar vibe in the glass and under the nose. Organic grains, too - very much appreciated that Uinta is making the effort to source their ingredients responsibly. Excellent warm weather quaff.
Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by benloho from Utah

Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by CPAles from Illinois

May 22, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by B_B from California

Apr 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Brolo75 from California

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a honey orange with a bright, white, full head, head is full of tiny bubbles, some lacing, slightly hazy with an average amount of carbonation.

A: Hint of Belgian yeast, spice, coriander, hint of honey, banana, very subtle aromas but complex, smells pretty good.

T: Belgian yeast, spice, coriander, banana, touch of honey, bready malts, balanced, drinkable, very nice.

M: Light bodied with a dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

O: Pretty solid Belgian pale ale, good amount of flavors, classic Belgian characteristics, will definitely reach for this one again, very tasty.
Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Mar 17, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 17, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by WDJersey from Colorado

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ControlVolume from Colorado

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.13 by monk2021 from Texas

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by Jakethesnake503 from Indiana

Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 2.68 by Spacedog666 from Colorado

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by rdmiller89 from Maryland

Nov 25, 2015
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Reviewed by MFMB from Idaho

4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I'm a fan of both Belgian pales and of Uinta so I'm giving this one good marks. Pours great and has a beautiful golden straw color. Taste of a classic triple, spiced a bit peppery with a hint of banana. Good beer.
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 3.01 by vienna_mantrap from Idaho

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by mrob22278 from Maine

Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by jheimiller from California

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ALC82 from Iowa

Jul 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Kingbee73 from Texas

4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice and bright taste, coppery is the word I would use but in a very positive manner. Minimal aftertaste and I would say lends itself to summer. Pairs well with chicken and fish and citrus. Solid choice for intro to Belgians.
Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by mudboneINla from California

Jun 24, 2015
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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