Monk Belly, Jackrabbit Brewing Co.
Though not quite a dubbel, Monk Belly is inspired by Belgium. The brewery labels it an “abbey ale,” a term that doesn’t really mean anything. Regardless, Monk Belly makes for tasty, easy drinking. It pours a lovely amber, ripe with butterscotch and fruity notes. The maltiness is gentle, and at 6 percent alcohol, the finish extremely smooth. Jackrabbit isn’t selling bottles, but find it in the taproom at $5 a pint or $3 a half-pint. Tell the monks brewing in the back that I say hi. 1323 Terminal Street in West Sacramento, www.jackrabbitbrewingcompany.com.