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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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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde AleMonkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Blonde 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,152
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
349
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 349 |  Reviews: 125
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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 brdc
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fishdawg71 for this one.

Poured from the small capped bottle into a tulip, producing a nice looking golden beer with a nice white head with average retention and lacing.
Aroma is not powerful but really pleasant, malty and biscuity, with some yeasty hints.
Medium bodied but quite refreshing despite its modest carbonation, the taste is as advertised, malty and biscuity, earthy, with a nice balancing dry finish playing with the yeastiness.
It is not terribly complex, but given the very low alcohol for such a tasty brew, I wish I had more of this around during summer- very few session beers taste like this.

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

Photo of BretSikkink
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly luminescent yellow color, somewhat hazy with lots of bubbles. White head is fairly craggy and foamy, with a nice stick. Nose is a chalky yeast bomb, with notes of sweet pale grains, banana and clove, and a touch of bubblegum. A little "hefeweizen" rather than Belgian, but decent enough.

The flavor is well-rounded, although I was off-put a bit at first. Slightly grassy hops with mild bitterness and pale, sweet malts form the backdrop for the yeast. I was struck initially by the pear and bubblegum combination, but with warming and a little breathing, there is a pleasantly pastoral flavor of grasses, earth, banana and clove, bubblegum, white pepper, and green apple.

Mouthfeel is acceptable, a little metallic and jarring at first, but fairly creamy by the end. Not a bad stab at this style, which although it's not my favorite Belgian, is definitely underrated in the US. Brewers: make more of these beers!

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Photo of BeerAmbassador
2.97/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden copper color with a thin head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma is stone fruit, maybe peach, Belgian candi sugar and yeast.

Flavor pretty much follows suit with a bit of green apple tartness on the finish. Not quite a juicy green apple, maybe apple skin.

Mouthfeel is ok, the carbonation could be a little more lively.

Overall this beer is not bad, but not one of my favorite examples of the style.

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Photo of booga73
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden amber with a somewhat short white head that fades to a thin cap. Very light aromas of stone fruits and a touch of vanilla and citrus. Tastes a little harsh, with notes of spice, grain, stone fruit, and solvent. A little too carbonated as well, with a seltzery finish. It seems like the Belgian yeast notes haven't really matured here. I'd say back to the drawing board with this beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Jofroi
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of trappistlover
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden with chunky white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of belgian yeast, pepper, ripe banana, and some citrus. Taste is sweet with a definite, but smooth hop bitterness. Medium bodied with thick mouthfeel. Finish is bitter. That bitterness is pretty tame, but it seems to amplify the more you drink. The bitterness becomes distracting to me, but I do think its a well made beer.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #53 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a very clear beer. Nice looking though. Nose is super yeasty at first and then dies down to nothing quite quickly. Flavor is full. Heavy yeast tones again with strong bread character as well. There are tones of banana on here as well. A little thick in the mouth, but it works. Most Belgian ales seem to be a disaster, but I can appreciate this one. It could stand to be a bit more rounded on the profile, but I've definitely had some horrid Belgian ales out of the US; this is not one of them.

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Photo of beermemarge
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Poured a gold color with thin white head. Smelled yeast cloves. Tasted citrus, malt, and slightly spicy, and sweet. Mouth feel was good, medium carbonation, medium body. Overall, nothing to particularly not, good but would get something else in the future.

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Photo of jhawkjedi
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one as amighty fine extra in a recent trade. I had never heard of it before which is always a plus for me anyday. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/11/2009.

The poured was nice enough with a hazy golden amber color, light with a touch of carbonation and a light haze about it. Small head of white rose up from the bottom to about an inch and settled down gently. Decent side glass lacing as well.

The aroma was a but light. Nice light grain, touches of peach and light citrus hops. A hint of a light biscuit like touch and some light spices. Odd mix, but it worked a touch. The flavor was more of the same, light, smooth, crisp and clean, with a very easy sessionability to it. An easy drinker, the light hop profile followed along well and dried out the finish just enough for me.

Overall not a bad little beer. A bit light, but still very good. Nice use of light hops and not too heavy. I could see myself drinking this one again, no problem.

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Photo of mattphil09
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, coriander, slight wheat, pale malt, slight dough, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, slight alcohol, slight yeast, slight wheat, hint of hop, and a slight sweet malt. Overall, food aroma, feel, and blend.

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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 BeerForMuscle
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Cjhahn71
3/5  rDev -16%

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

12 oz bottle. Bottled on 10/12/11, so 3 months old. Chris gave it to me.

Appearance: Perfectly clear yellow gold. Smallish head with brief retention, but with some decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and light fruits-- pears, some banana. Little hint of clove, but wouldn't describe it as "spicy". I would guess this is made with Duvel yeast.

Taste: The flavor is a bit more spicy with clove, but tons of fruit, bubblegum, and a bready yeasty flavor too. A bit of herbal hops and a kiss of bitterness o round it out.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and feels a bit soft, but wouldn't suffer from a touch more carbing. Slick in the finish.

Overall: This was a surprise. A really good Belgian style beer. Like a Duvel light, and at a bargain price. I've been impressed with Uinta.

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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 349 ratings