Monks' Ale poured with a small, bone colored head. Beer color is a lighter, orange-ish amber and a little hazy. The aroma is lighter, with fruits (apricot?), some spice and a metallic note. The taste follows the aroma fairly closely. There is some initial fruit, followed by malt and spice. It seems to get a little thin towards the end, and I get a metallic note with a small amount of bitter. The aftertaste leaves you with a little of the metallic and bitter. Not a bad beer, but a little light in flavor for my taste. The metallic note does not agree with me, but others might not even notice it as everyone's taste buds are different. For example, I get a metallic note that I do not like in most Syrah wines, but obviously a lot of people like them.
Abbey Beverage Company
Pecos, New Mexico