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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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:
#39,305
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
347
pDev:
14.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 125
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of guinb
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of Ivan815858
4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Distinctive taste with an attractive color and smell.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Absalom
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Really really good for a newer brewery such as this. My only complaint which is hardly such, is that it isn't sold by the sixer, as much as Uinta tries to convince you that this beer deserves to be savored, that's so shit, it's not that special, but definitely out the glass sans bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.47/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale clear straw yellow with a sticky head and heavy lacing.

S: Aroma of loads of yeast, sourdough, pale malt and a dosing of fresh citrus hops.

T: Very nice fresh tasting belgian pale ale. This has more of an American hop flavor profile, but otherwise is an exceptional tasting belgian pale ale. Bread / dough in the middle and a nice bitter finish that is refreshing as well as bitter. Green Apple that is faint, more white grape at the end.

M: Extremely smooth and mildly carbonated.

O: Very impressed with this Belgian pale ale. I would definitely get this again and probably will pick up a few 6 packs when I see it in a shop.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden color. Slight head with minimal lacing.

S: Spices and fruity belgian yeast. Slight floral and citrus hop aromas.

T&M: Nice balance of complex flavors. Nothing is overpowering with spicy undertoned character.
Medium bodied and very smooth.

This is a very good attempt at belgian style and I will definitely try again.

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4.4/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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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 Amalak
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle. It's gold, very bubbly, and somewhat cloudy. It has a bubbly head and some lacing with a malty scent.

It has a nice apple taste, malty. Some caramel. Sweet. Very smooth with a slight bitter aftertaste. Vice nice, balanced beer.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is very similar to apple juice. Same color and opacity. The head that formed when I poured this beer into a glass was very thin.

The smell is distinct and strong. It is malty with a hint of cloves and spices.

The taste is balanced between a light clove flavor and a medium malty flavor. The after taste is spicy and moderately strong. The beer has an ABV of 6.8% so it's not light or heavy and has a flavor that matches its alcohol content.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonated. Although the head on the bottle that I poured was pretty insignificant, the bubbles were non-stop from the base of the glass.

Overall I like the beer; the mixture of clove, spices, and malt is nice. The ABV is still enough to get the job done and the carbonation of the brew is different but not overpowering. (As a side note, the label on the bottle that I purchased is different than the label in the picture).

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Photo of GClarkage
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

05/15/09- Purchased at a Utah state liquor store in Park City, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a botled on date on the label..this one happened to be Nov 08' Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance- Mid range golden colored pour. Full one inch semi-frothy head. Slight rim remains for the whole consumption and leaves some light spotty lace.

Smell- Smells like a mix between a saison and a pale ale. Some light hops, some white pepper for sure and a touch of sugar and lemon rind.

Taste- Has a very slight macro-belgian taste (if there is such a thing). Maybe a touch of grain note is what I am tasting. Lots of white pepper, some lemon rind and a touch of sugar. All flavors meld very well and overwhelm the light grain flavor I originally tasted.

Mouthfeel- Really brisk and crisp vigorous carbonation level. Drinks well considering. Exceptionaly quenching. Pretty clean aftertaste.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. Flavorful and nice feel. Would have bought a six pack of this instead of the other one I purchased.

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4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 347 ratings
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