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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
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3.57/5
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345 Ratings
Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian yeast and American grains provide the distinct character and flavors of this blonde ale.

26 IBU

Added by alexgash on 04-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,663
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
345
pDev:
14.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wac9
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

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RandyCongdon
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.

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Photo of ordybill
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.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This strikes me as a hybrid style, an American Pale but without the Belgian yeast and sweetness. Basically, it needs substance to be good.

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Photo of stevoj
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.

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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richwright22
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.

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Photo of benloho
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
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.

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jakethesnake503
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 345 ratings
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