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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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean yellow-ish to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, candy sugar and a dry malt. In the taste, dry malt, with hints of candy sugar and fruity notes. A small bite and medium to thin bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry green apple fruitiness in the aftertaste. Good, nothing fantastic, just an average ale.

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Photo of braican
2.78/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gford217
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of Casey, poured into a tulip.

Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a big fluffy beige head that recedes slowly to a small cap with decent lacing.

Aroma is pretty basic with sweet apples, caramel malts and a bit of earthy hops. There is also a lightly toasted character and some fruity esterse in the nose as well.

The taste is even more basic with some very, very light caramel malts with little else. There's a slightly bitter, toasty finish.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

This is not a bad beer but certainly nothing to write home about, especially the taste which is very one dimensional and bland.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Monk in the Trunk has a thin, white head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, and some rather forceful bubbles. No lacing is noticed. Aroma is rich- light caramel, horse blanket, and barley juice. Taste is odd- candy sugar, horse blanket, wet hay, plums, tea, and no bitterness, with maybe a chalky undertaste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Monk in the Trunk finishes dry and weird.

RJT

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Photo of birchstick
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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Photo of BeerBeast
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of mrebeka
2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Beginner2
2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This bottle had gone off.
But the fault was mine because I left it for a year at a friend's house in Florida.
So, I can't pan it.
But, I also cannot praise it.
Lesson: don't forget about beer !

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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 gatornation
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st love the name and the label..had this in FL..it poured a clear amber color with a very fresh ring..this is a belgian inspired amber it has bananas and clove some coriander and fruit rind.taste is belgian all the way in an amber ale fresh bananas,fruit,followed by slight clove.and coriander,some malts in the background..mouthfeel is fresh and carbonated with a great belgian profile...i liked this amber

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Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very little head (<1 finger), and looks not-so lively, yet there is plenty of carbonation visible in the lighter than expected amber brew. Fairly clear bordering on transparent. Almost a sickly color.

Strong whiff of caramel malts and some Belgian-style yeast; overall mild scent.

Very sweet! Belgian candi dominates; the caramel malt is more of a background flavor. There's a slight bright but unidentified hoppiness.

Very light mouthfeel; a little bit of sting; very nice cloying (but not oily) residue. Thin enough to drink quickly, if that's your thing; no aftertaste.

This beer was super underwhelming...until the first taste. It's certainly a malt-forward beer, but it's well-balanced for the style, sweet, and extremely drinkable. I'm not going out of my way to get it, but I definitely wouldn't hesitate to order it at a pub.

No bottle date.

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Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of user785335
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Chaney
2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Special thanks to Pittsky who sent me this as an extra.

A: Hmmm... For an amber, the color is not very amber... more orange in nature actually. It is crystal clear in transparency and the head was about 2-3 fingers.

S: No floral notes or hoppiness of any kind. I smelled rusted metal and a bit of yeast. A bit of Belgian funk, but no fruitiness to balance it out.

T: The taste is a bit better, but not much. Thin-bodied with a very faint fruit (pear or apple?) and hop presence that tried its damnest to poke through the yeast and malt.

M: Very thin, not creamy in the slightest, and carbonation seemed (and looked) a bit on the flat side.

D: I decided to stick it out and finish the bottle, but I won't be getting this again.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GABrew
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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