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
Gots:
66
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0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks DmanGTR!

A: Pale amber gold, crystal clear with a bit of white head on top, although it dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Fruity, biscuity, lots of berries and syrup in this brew.

T: Definitely a nice belgian yeast flavor in there. Bready, biscuity, and full of dark berries. Good touch of malt to balance out the touch of bitterness form the hops.

M: Medium body, and typical belgian style carbonation. The finish is dry.

D: Very nice. Not sure if I could do a whole night of them. But very tasty, and definitely original.

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Photo of SierraFlight
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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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kbrown
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of portia99
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received by a kind BA that I can't put a finger on (my record keeping has been tough lately). Thanks! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear pale orangey amber color with a finger of fizzy off wite foam that dies down pretty quickly. Only a thin collar is left behind with a tiny bit of lace.

S - Slightly metallic, perfumey floral hops, light bready and caramelly malt. Despite the use of an Abbey yeast, I'm not really picking up anything in the aroma that would indicate its use.

T - Malty, bready, sweet at the base with just a subtle Abbey yeast influence giving a light spiciness. The perfumey hops still come thru pretty clearly too. Interesting but not amazing...a little bit of a letdown.

M - Pretty light bodied with medium carbonation...just a bit prickly on the tongue. A bit too thin and watery for the style and to my tastes.

D - I really wanted to love this beer - has to be one of the all time great beer names. The product itself, however, didn't quite live up to the name. Not a bad beer, just a bit on the average side. Very smooth and definitely goes down quickly, but without the satisfaction level I'd like to see. Could I drink this for a night if it was put in front of me...sure, but faced with a number of options - this would be a one and done.

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Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Bartos
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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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Photo of bwbetts
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GTB
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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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Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sarge3130
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jamato14
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Corburk
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beer2day
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange color with nice light 1-finger head. Good retention and decently thick lace.

Nose is initially very berry like. Orange citrus sneaks in, too. Picking up Belgian yeast as the glass warms.

Slightly fruity hit with berries but no citrus. Gets tart almost immediately and finishes by adding in a bit of sweet candy sugar - but just a bit. Reminds of a berry flavored weiss.

Feel is very thin. Of course, this is a south Florida beer that needs to satisfy in the warm weather.

On a hot day, this would be ok but not terribly exciting.

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Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of BeerSamurai34
2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not very good.... Kind of skunky and not very much fun to drink. Cool label though.

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Photo of Nolen12
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Lob
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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