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Monkshine Belgian Style Blonde Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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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:
#38,647
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
345
pDev:
14.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light fruit and clove nose, flavor is yeasty light sweet fruit and light hops. Good Belgian blond but Leffe is better. Bottled Jun 12, 2012, 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a soft shouldered 12oz bottle into a Leffe Chalice. And again, upgraded, into a Duvel tulip

A - Hazy, color of apple juice, steady carbonation. Great lacing. 1 finger head fast fade but great lacing all the way down. Looks Belgian. Appetizing.

S - Very distinct, original waft. Smells of church seats, incense, malty sweet with a hint of cloves and spices.

T Nicely balanced between clove and malt flavors, with those Belgian complexities. I'd take this along side Leffe any day. The after taste is spicy and distinct. ABV of 6.8% so it's lighter than other Belgian goldens. It's fresh, contemplative, a great meditation beer.

F Mouthfeel is tingly, light and carbonated. Lovely finish.

As good as Leffe, not up to Chimay, but one of the first "authentic" belgian style made in America that I tried. Organic. (bought at Whole foods with 6 other singles - a great policy - bravo Whole Foods!) I like it and would happily serve it again. (Check expiry date when buying singles, mine was 5 months old, but still perfect, but all the same, 5 months...)

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden yellow 2 fingers of white head . It lingers with a bit of lacing. I like the desing on the bottle too. it doesn't look like the one pictured anymore.

Aroma- citrus, pineapple banana some clove but definitely more fruity than spicy.

Taste- Big hit of clove and yeast at the front gives way to banana light honey and a slight earthiness in the hops. sweet in the Finnish but not cloying or out of place. not a lot of fruity esters despite the nose.

Mouthfeel- light bodied and dry, effervescence is spot on and very little to no booze warmth.

Overall- I really liked this beer its quaffable, an understated belgian style. A beer doesn't need to be bold to be good. This beer everything is quite subtle and it works out nicely.

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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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