Monkless Belgian Ales
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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Real thiq for a golden ale
Light with all the Belgium monkish flavors, amazingly high ABV without the alcohol taste. Could be considered a Belgium Trippel.
Belgiany, a little sweet, deceptively strong and uniquely delicious! I loved this, but can understand why others might not
Everything I love in a Belgian Ale
A nice golden ale
Crisp and refreshing. Great head on it. Def up there with the best Belgian ales
Bready, fruity, cracker. Decent
Rock solid Belgian golden ale
Belgian tropical notes
Nice and crisp, smooth at 9%
Just ok. Not one of my favorites.
True Belgian full body flavor. Golden and delicious.
The DEVIL’S in the details, with this one! #MorePlease
Love their beers the peppercorn is just as good as this one.
One of my favorites
Monkless nailed it with this one. Belgian strong pale goodness. I wonder how good it would be if they were actually monks?
Great Belgian. Tasted like a GoldenDrake. Wish I bought more.
I really enjoyed this. Great golden flavors. I’m looking forward to another.
Excellent Belgian strong ale
Wow, great beer
Good golden ale! Light and refreshing