Monkless Belgian Ales
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A Note on This Beer
I read an article on Kegerator.com that called the Belgian Golden Ale a “devil in disguise,” and I’m pretty sure they weren’t referring to the Elvis Presley song.
Then I got a taste of today’s rendition from Monkless Belgian Ales, and I knew exactly what those Kegerator folks were talking about. This old-world style boasts defiant complexity and booziness swirled inside a deceptively light-looking body!
At first glance, Four Devils’s gleaming straw color that looks more akin to an easygoing Lager or Pilsner. Yet on the sip, it positively brims with pineapple and zesty orange notes, deepened with earthy spice and green hop character!
Velvety smooth throughout, the brew finishes crisp and leaves me wondering how they managed to conceal that boozy 9% ABV so well.
And the thing is, it can be tough to find a true-to-style Belgian Golden Ale like this without actually going to Europe. Most U.S. brewers stick with the lighter, less complex American version. But, thanks to Oregon’s Monkless, now you have a chance to taste the O.G. style in all its disguised glory.
*Monkless just won Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year at this year’s first-ever virtual Great American Beer Festival!
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