Inlet Brewing Monk in the Trunk (365 Day 49)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Inlet Brewing Monk in the Trunk

Uninspired. That’s how I would sum up my latest American craft beer endeavor. I know that may sound harsh, especially knowing the amount of time and work that goes into making a beer, but this beer’s lackluster ability to invoke anything above average in Monk in the Trunk, is disappointing at best.

Why the strident position? I have to admit I never heard of Inlet Brewing Company or Monk in the Trunk. I received this as part of a transaction during 2010. The beer sat in the cellar for a while as I believed, based on the name and wrongly so, that this was a Belgian. Cellaring shouldn’t hurt it and I would wait for the perfect time to have it.

I had passed on it many times but for some reason, last night the thoughts of having a Belgian appeased me. Thus Monk in the Trunk. The beer wasn’t as horrible as I am making it out and I hate bashing a beer, but I feel like I had a magician use slight of hand to change the beer inside from a Belgian to an amber ale. Damn name and picture on the bottle are so misleading. I would have the beer again with reserve. Enjoy!

Aroma: 6, Taste: 6, Look: 9, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 6.8

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