Monk In The Trunk | Inlet Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Inlet Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
inletbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bluegrassbrew on 09-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
19.15%
 
 
Wants:
3
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65
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0
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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Monk in the Trunk pours an amber color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a touch of fruit in the aroma. The flavor has a bit of caramel and some fruit. It doesn't strike me as very well balanced. I think this is relatively new to being bottled, and I see on the bottle that it is being contract brewed by the Thomas Creek brewery in South Carolina (rather than being brewed in Orlando as it was when it was just on tap).

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.01/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jwale73 for this brew
Pours a brilliant copper color with a loud fizzing head that falls quickly to almost nothing. The nose reveals not a lot...some sweet malt, mild hops. Taste is simple - sweet malt, slight bitter hops, mild caramel. The beer is medium in body and a bit fizzy in the carbonation department. Overall it's OK - the carbonation hurts it in my opinion.

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Photo of Jrbutker
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Pours golden brown with cream colored head, very clear. Light banana and clove nose. Not very spicy, easy drinking, Belgian inspired but not Belgian.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half finger off white head with decent lacing and little retention on a clear amber body. Aroma is simple with caramel and toasted malts with hint of citrus hops. Flavor is very sweet with candy sugar and caramel on a toasted malt base. Oily, medium body and moderate carbonation. This one is too sweet for me. It's also very simple. Drinkable yes but wouldn't go for another.

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3.09/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, light, orange-amber coloring with steady carbonation action throughout and a thin, low profile, filmy white head. Aromas of caramel, candy sweetness, and a very light hint of toasted character. Flavors are bitter roast and cloying sweet forward, with a sugary caramel lead. Jumbled palate, and the carbonation only adds to the mess. Sharp and light in mouth, with a tangy, sugary sweet aftertaste. The finish is light and fairly clean, but also a bit limp. Lackluster beer, but drinkable if devoid of other options.

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3.09/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Perfectly clear burnished gold. Head is bright-white. Drops pretty quickly. Negligible lacing. Head thins to a small ring around the edge of the glass. Standard fare here.

Smell: Caramel malts and a big biscuity kick. Apple skins and cereal grains. Minerality hides in the back. Did someone roll a red apple in some biscuit dough? Slightly grassy. Oddly sweet as well. It hits on par for the style, but lacks depth. The entire aroma is up front and disappears in seconds.

Taste: Malts and more malts. Sweet caramel malts and a doughy hit of biscuit. Grassy aftertaste. Flavor disappears almost as fast as the aroma did. Faintly spicy, but loaded up with apples and biscuits. Apple skin in particular. Faint hints of toasted malts, but it's barely there and desperately needed. Not a lot of depth.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth. A touch creamy with a moderate carbonation. Body pushes the high side of medium. Easily the best aspect of this beer.

Overall: Decent, but lacking depth and structure. It's all up front and then done.

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3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

It poured a clear medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that offered up great retention, finally reducing to a long lasting thin cap and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was extremely mild of a light grain malt, mild herbal hops and a light earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a bit of spice and a light fruity ester.

The taste was very different from the aroma. It was bold, very malty and a tad sweet with a big note of caramel that lasted throughout, with the finish having a mild fruitiness and a small bite of spiciness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a decent amount of time proceeding the swallow, with a nice sweet malty taste that was left to linger on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a creamy yet mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.

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3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Crystal clear copper in color with a foamy white two-finger head that recedes to a thin cap. Aroma is of fruity yeast, caramel malt, bread, and grass. The taste is sweet with caramel, bread, apple, and biscuit. Only a slight bitter grass note comes through in the swallow. Medium-light body, thin texture, above average active carbonation, sweet finish.

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3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear copper with a 0.5 finger head that disappears quickly

S - smells of some faint caramel malt, grains, and a bit of bready yeast

T - the taste starts off with some grainy malts. These give way to a little bit of an aluminum taste that is soon masked by some spices. It finishes with. A dry fruitiness that is rounded out by a little bit of nuttiness. Not bad, however there isn't any balance to this.

M - medium bodied with loads of carbonation that burns

D - not a bad brew by any means, but I just wasn't too blown away by this one. Decently sessionable, but I am moving on to something else for the rest of the day.

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Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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