Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BWED:
3.65/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first shot at a Weyerbacher beer:
Poured into imperial pint from 12 oz. bottle.
A- Turbid golden-brown, with a fizzy white head, pretty thick after the pour but coming down to ring around the rim, with a patch floating in the middle. Through the haze, lots of carbonation rises to the top. No lacing left behind.
S- fruity, apple, banana, with some bread yeastiness. Alcohol has a slight sting, but is pretty well hidden by the other aromas.
T- Generic fruity sweetness (i.e. I can't put my finger on a specific fruit) with the yeastiness right behind it. Alcohol is a bit more apparent in the taste as is in the smell, but it still doesn't take away from the major flavors.
M- Light bodied, with a good amount of tingly carbonation. Warmth in the finish reminds me to slow down a little, because this is a 9 percenter.
O- Although alcohol is abundant in this brew, Weyerbacher did a fine job concealing it with some other wonderful flavors and aromas. I enjoy this Tripel, because it isn't too heavy, and it has a good balance of flavors. It's not too sweet, yet hops are barely noticeable. I'd have this tasty beer gain, and look forward to more of Weyerbacher's creations.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 03:23:50 | More by BWED
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bomber from CM poured into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one finger head. Decent retention.
S - Bready grains, banana, clove, candied sugar
T - more of the same, with a smattering of alcohol heat, and touches of a mild fruit juice/apple cider. The sugar sweetness becomes more prevalent as beer comes to temp.
M- fairly sharp in carbonation, but mellows as it warms. Dry finish.
O - A solid tripel. Been drinking a large amount IPAs lately (including my first HT on a trip to Northeast) so this was good balance to that. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 01:03:54 | More by Apellonious
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Want to like because I love this east coast brewery's Imp Stout. Top rated.
So I came back after a bad first bottle and upped my review on a 2nd
A: Good looking pinpoint head and cloudy body. Avg retention and lacing. (not like a Belgian)
S: Smell is the best part. Lots of pear and orchard fruit with some overripe banana and lots of spice—cloves and coriander. Some bread and cracker with pepper too.
T: Follows the orchard smell: Apples, pears, bananas, bits of peach and plum. Peppery and clove offset the sweetness, but a bit too sweet. No real hop tingle or yeast earthiness. (balance is missing... too perfumey and sweet.)
M: Medium bodied, not enough tingle, definitely "Face Warming" as one review wrote.
O: I immediately went for strong cheeses to off set this one, like a dense huntsman, gouda, or comte. Enjoyed it with cheese and you will too as an AFTER DINNER, LATE NIGHT SIPPER.
FIRST REVIEW FOLLOWS
this tripel failed the 1st time for me. a 3.2
A: Bottle poured into pint glass left a wide bubble, quick failing head with no lacing. A second aggressive pour resulted in a short lived head. The body looks like unfiltered apple cider off the press. Lots of particulate, that apple press color.
S: More medicinal than any good trip. The alcohol, sugars, sweetness overwhelms, along with too much clove. Industrial, not organic. Fail.
T: Stale apple and banana black peel. then lots of clove and cookie dough, the alcohol dominates from thence on, resulting in the sweet sugary, bubble gum, candy rack finish. A bit cloying and too much alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, cloying, coating. Not inviting, not appetiizing. Had to try some Robusto cheese, but gave up. Not a food beer. Too high ABV and sugar results in sticky mouth finish.
Overall: A remake please! It's over the map; aggressive, boozy character, way too much sweetness and zero yeasty complexity or mystery. Unsubtle.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 01:44:16 | More by Act25
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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