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:
65
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0
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of EduardoOrtega01
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of bluegrassbrew
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Food Shack in Jupiter Florida.
According to the brewer this is an organic Belgian Amber Ale.
Tasty beer. I know the brewer personally, so I will not give a formal review. I just wanted to add this beer to the database. Only available in kegs in South Florida. Available year-round.

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Photo of gunnerman
3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on draft at the Mellow Mushroom, Delray Beach, Fl. Poured into a pint glass pours an amber orange with a minimal head that leaves no lace on the glass. Smell is of bread and sweet toffee. Ok the flavor was very well represented on this one, It had a nice fruity gum taste to it and went down very smooth, sweet butter bread and a bit of hop character, no overwhelming hop bitterness nicely balanced. I was expecting this to be a bit flat but overall I actually enjoyed this,it had a nice belgian flavor to it that I havn't had in a long time, overall a pretty nice showing.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A: Nice clear copper color with a good 1 finger and a 1/2 of head that settled to a nice layer with good lacing.

S: Very Amber smelling... I'm getting a nice aroma of sweet malt, little spices, hint of yeast and a blast of caramel.

T: Taste is a look like the smell very sweet malt with caramel and spices. Aftertaste is very malty and yeasty. Pretty much right on with the Ambers I've had.

M: Good mix of light and medium body... Carbonation is pretty light and I like that... I think that brings it up to a little more medium bodied

D: Overall, a very solid Amber... Worth looking for if you like the style.

My first Inlet Brewing Co. beer.... Not a bad start.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dorne29
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of daelron
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Disco_4479
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CotterEU
3.81/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tasting glass.
A: A rich copper body that has a nice clarity to pours a off white, almost tan head. Formation is good, as well as the retention, that sinks into a soft layer. Carbonation is present.

S: Classic amber aroma, with a bit of a citrus hop aroma. Notes of a bready, orange note. Maybe a bit too hoppy for style, but sure does smell good.

T/M: This is a nicely balanced beer, hop presence is shown, but does not overpower the rich malty character. Smooth mouthfeel, that does justice to the style. Flavors of bready malts and as the nose suggested citrus hop profiles. Lowering in ABV, but still holds a nice warming effect.

O: A good shot at the style and was throughly enjoyed, while not as rich in caramel malts presence, the balance between hops and malts were very well done.

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Photo of Tadeo
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Dawkins
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of ShiaLeBoof
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of RockinRich
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of LoganMc
3.72/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of malprep
3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a basic pale and crystal malt scent along with a fruity Belgian Abbey yeast aroma. The yeast character is actually quite good and well pronounced. The taste is decent as well. It has a simplified malt bill that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It has a mild caramel sweetness along with a rather nice yeast character. It's full of fruity esters. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. It's not a true Belgian-style ale, but I've had much worse than this. It's easy drinking and the yeast character is spot on.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I saw this everywhere in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. I thought that it was a popular beer in the state. Now my vacation is done, and I am reviewing it on BA. I just saw that it is one town north of Palm Beach Gardens, and this is the only beer that they make. They have really good market penetration.

I got this beer on tap at the Yardhouse into a pint glass. It was very light brown with very minimal foam. The foam may have been due to a generous bartender pour... I didn't see him pour it.

The smell has a nice belgian presence over the typical smell on a amber/brown beer. You get some good malt with some sour. This beer was very drinkable, but it was very simple.

This makes for a good alternative to a typical lawn mowing beer based on the drinkability. They disguise a 5.5%, and it felt like a session.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Poured a coppery orange with a small foam.

Smell - Very faint aroma with a touch of malt.

Taste - Light taste. Maybe a bit of a fruit in there. Nice overall. Just a little bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Again light with about a medium amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - Perfect beer if you want to have a couple on a hot night.

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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 silverking
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
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.
3.29 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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