Uinta Monkshine

Uinta Monkshine

Rated 3.258 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Uinta Brewing Company

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

4% Alcohol by Volume

15 International Bittering Units

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Brewed at Uinta's experimental Four+ Brewery. Monkshine gives a Belgian twist to the pale ale. Instead of being highly hopped, this beer gets its accent from spicy and fruity Belgian yeast. The complex aroma features notes of clove, honey and banana with malt undertones. The palate is smooth and malty with a touch of spicy sweetness.

ID: 17957 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank12840
Overall Percentile73
Style Rank275 of 1081
Style Percentile74.6
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.344
Weighted Score3.258
Standard Deviation0.425

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  • CYBERCAT 10266 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma is fairly strong, fruity and yeasty with floral and malt undertones. It pours a clear solar yellow with a thick white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smooth flavor is malty and mellow with a floral undertone and a nice fruity hint that is mainly pear. Texture is smooth, a little thick, and rather fizzy. Pretty good!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A decent spiced aroma over a dry slightly fruity ale base. Fairly simple but pretty good...lingering mouthfeel and clove & pineapple aftertaste. 6.8% abv on the label not 4% as listed. Slight warming alcohol presence.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This monkshine beer from Utah isn't too bad. I have my doubts about beer that comes from a state that has strict drinking laws as Utah. It was a decent beer. Reminds me of weis beer. It had that weis flavor.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    It's funny how many Utah beers I've had mainly because of my connections there. Brought back from Brotherbrando: Pours a super hazey golden colour with a large creamy, spicey, white head. Very effervescent, it maintains its carbonation all throughout the beer. Aroma is very tropical, an abundance of bananna, pineapple fruits. Taste is soft and spicey, mouthfeel creamy and full- with that crazy carbonation it just keeps bubbling up. Thanks pal!

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 2.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    The aroma is a bit fruity and sweet with some hints of pears and some bananas with slight spice and yeast. The appearance is murky to hazy in color and is a light yellow with some overtones of orange with a nice, white, bubbly head that disappears quickly. The mouthfeel is light to somewhat medium in body with some good yeasty complexity with some balance. The flavor is of bananas and is floral and sweet with a very slight metallic taste in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is also pretty smooth and not too bad and you experience yeast as well. Overall, not a bad beer but could be better and not the best example of an abbey pale ale I have had. It just seems something is a bit lacking but is recommended.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bottled December 2007; Sampled May 2008
    As I pour this into my 25cl tulip I get a distinct aroma of fresh pear juice. The beer is pretty well carbonated as it produces four fingers of light tan colored froth. The head as it slowly dissipates leaves lots of sticky lacing to the sides of my glass. The beer is a clear, light amber color that shows a lightly hazy, full copper color when held up to the light. A deeper inspection of the aroma yields more pear aromatics as well as a touch of saltine-cracker like malt, crushed pale malt, some slight green grape aromas, a light herbal note, a nice grassy note as well as some spiciness that leans towards earthy coriander and a touch of lemon-pepper. This has a nice, lightly complex nose to it that is quite enjoyable.

    Sweet tasting up front (though not heavily so) with a zippy carbonation that adds a bit of fizz and texture. The beer tastes sweeter than it actually is as there is not much in the way of balancing bitterness. The sweetness accentuates fruit flavors of green apple, pear and some green grape flavors. Right towards the middle some spiciness kicks in and provides a balance to the sweetness, though not quite in the same way as a hop bitterness would. Grassy coriander notes, some light white-pepper notes, a touch of clove, some lightly tongue numbing turpene like notes, light phenolics and a touch of light, green herbal notes are each noticeable, though not necessarily all at the same time. This finishes with a nice malt character that has notes of sweet, honey like grain and dry cracker like malt. Quite light bodied, but it does have a touch of heft to it.

    This has a lot of fermentation character packed into it without being overly funky. It is actually much nicer than I was expecting, though I wasn't really expecting anything as I have no experience with this brewery.

  • DANSTING 528 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle. Poured a slighly hazy golden color with a thick white head. Strong lacing. Aroma is fruity with a bit of coriander. Flavor is light but nice. It is fruity with a banana Now and Later taste to it. Coriander is present in the aftertaste. I imagine this to be a very nice summer session beer.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    From a bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet with heavy coriander and banana. Thin mouthfeel. Flavor is typical of a belgian, but doesn't last long at all. I've had much better Belgians.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Tasted on Tap at 2005 OBF. Light brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of spiciness. Mild spiciness, can tell if it’s from the hops or the yeasts. A touch watery and a little thin. At 4% it is kind of expected. Light and refreshing and very drinkable. So when in Utah… Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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