Day #233 – Abbey Monks Ale

August 22, 2011

Don’t be surprised if my reviews this week are curt and to the point. I started teaching this week so it’s taken a toll on me working a regular person’s job again. I’m also doing part-time valet work at the Texas Rangers and they are playing the Boston Red Sox this week. So I will be going straight from work to work then to home. It’s currently 11:55 pm and all I wanna do is slam a beer and go to bed. Here we go.

Abbey Monks Ale


Don’t be fooled! This is no true abbey ale. It is supposedly brewed by Abbey Beverage Company, which is really a front for the Sierra Blanca Brewing Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is classified as a Belgian Ale and has 4.7% ABV.

This beer pours a clear golden orange color with a fizzy white head.

The aroma is dry, grainy with a touch of Belgian fruit. Not necessarily sweet fruit however.

Flavor is dry dry dry! Lots of grains and dry malts. A touch of bitter hops perhaps but nothing over the top. The finish is more dryness. Oh well, enough to get me through the night.





  1. How can biere brewed in Santa Fe, New Mexico be classified as a Belgian Ale?

    • Belgian Ale as a style can be brewed anywhere. It usually has components that are common to beers from the Belgium region, such as the strain of yeast and the grain bill.

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