Monk In The Trunk | Inlet Brewing Co.

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Inlet Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bluegrassbrew on 09-02-2007

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inlet Brewing "Monk In The Trunk"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "MOFL-290BE"
$1.67 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

I was so intrigued by this brewery because they only make two beers, only to learn that it's contract brewed by Thomas Creek in NC, which makes more sense; and if they've got a client like Trader Joe's they're pretty much set.

The second thing I found interesting was that it was an organic amber ale. Organic is great, especially when it only costs $1.67 per bottle, but who buys "amber" ales anymore? Alas, it's a Belgian-style "amber" ale!

Its clear deep copper colored body is topped by a short head of off-white foam that unfortunately drops rather quickly and leaves only minimal lacing behind. The aroma expresses a combination of fruits including apricot and fig along with some clove. All of those components return in the flavor along with more fruit (plum/prune, black cherry), a touch more spiciness, some grassy hops, and a caramelish, gently sweet malt. It's moderately bitter but balanced with the spiciness from the yeast lending a hand. It finishes drying with a drop of residual malt and swirling notes of leaves, grass, clove and 'spice'.

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2.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.43/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not great. I feel duped by this beer. Apparently it's local but it's brewed elsewhere.

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3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- clear amber with 1 inch of rocky tan head. Spotty lacing, great head retention. There is a small amount of fine bubbles rising up to the top of the glass.

S- woah, banana and clove, not what I was expecting. There is some grain as well, but that yeast character is pretty pungent.

T- spicy, banana bread, yeast. To be honest, it almost tastes like a hefeweizen. Interesting...

M- light, refreshing, watery finish.

O- it only looks like an amber ale...

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Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 216 ratings