Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bone53:
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from a 2 month old bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Golden orange color with a soapy one finger off white head. It was almost clear until I swirled and poured what was left in the glass
Smell: Yeast, bubble gum, cloves, bananas, candied sugar
Taste: Candied sugar, belgian yeast and spices, banana, apple, all rounded out by sweet bready malts
Mouthfeel: Heavy medium body; Slight alcohol presence but goes down quite easy considering the abv.
Overall: One of the few Belgian style tripels I've had and I was fairly impressed. I'm on board with this more so than a witbier. Some similar characteristics but bolder. Perhaps a little too sweet for my liking. Still not quite my style, but I'll consider grabbing this when I'm in the mood for a belgian style beer.
04-25-2014 04:11:30 | More by Bone53
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3.85/5 rDev 0%
Part of the "Big Beer" variety pack I picked up today,pours a medium golden color with alot of carbonation a nice frothy white head comes from the pour.The aroma is a little spicey and smokey,a nice spicey lightly sweet flavor to this beer pretty authentic here a powdered sugar flavor lingers with the spicieness the overwhelming flavor that I get.Just a tad on the thin side but still a really nice brew from Weyerbacher.
11-13-2003 22:44:29 | More by oberon
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
Pretty yellow amber color with tons, and I mean tons, of carbonation. 3/8th inch bubbly white head with flawless retention. Great looker! Aroma is like many Americanized Belgians, banana yeast, candied sugar, and a touch of the tropics. Slight hints of cotton candy to boot. Taste matches aroma with some strong sensations of rum like alcohol sugars. Warming, sweet, and boozy with minimal character or depth.
08-21-2006 17:52:52 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
A fun and refreshing beer. Drink slowly though the 9.3% will do damage. This beer has a lot of spices running through it. You'd have to put it in the top category for best American Tripels.
Low bitterness, belgian yeast, fruit, and smooth.
08-28-2014 06:49:06 | More by Fear4Beer
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Pale gold with excellent clarity and a long lasting, rocky off-white head.
S: Moderate fruity esters of apples and oranges with moderately-light spice and pepper notes. The alcohol and hops bring a perfumey and floral notes to the party. It hits the right style points but there all some what faint.
T: The taste is a good blend of fruitieness, spice and alcohol with flavors of moderately-strong orange, apples with moderate pepper, spice and a soft, spicy alcohol note. There a medium amount of bitterness with a low spicy hops flavor.
M: A medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation and some alcohol warmth.
O: The flavor is more on point than the nose, both hit the right points for style. There are other Golden Strongs I could have all night but I could only have a glass of this in a sitting, though I will definitely have another some other day.
08-07-2012 02:07:18 | More by MadScientist
4.98/5 rDev +29.4%
A random selection from the store this evening and I was greatly surprised. As soon as I opened the bottle the fragrance was amazing very fruity (not perfume like , as someone else reviewed). Great Blond color, and nice lacing from the head. And deeeelicious with the first mouthful. Refreshing, full of flavor, a very well crafted beer. Well done Weyerbacker!
04-17-2014 02:32:45 | More by humanfactor
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice style glass.
A: Hazy golden color with very nice lumpy white head. Great retention with mediocre lacing.
S: Aromas of sweet fruit and brown sugar, sort of like candied apples.
T: Sweet. It's the first thing that hits you. But it's a nice run of flavors like light malts, candy sugar, coriander, orange peel, and some sort of very light citrus-like hops. It's sweet, but it's good.
M&D: Mouthfeel is moderate, mainly due to the sweetness. The tastes are light and make the overall impression relatively light, especially given the rather heavy gravity of this brew. The carbonation is great - light but persistent, creating that great creaminess typical of good Belgian ales. The more I drank the more I liked it, prompting me to bump up my original score for drinkability. Try it if you like triples. Good stuff.
03-04-2008 00:33:25 | More by SIRIUS2
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
The Weyerbacher Merry Monks' pours into my SN tulip a cloudy yellowish orange color with a light white arid bubbly head. Looks nice in the glass. Aromas of crisp grainy pale malt accentuated by a upfront yeastiness and peppery spiciness. Notes of light fruit, apples and pears. I enjoy the unique melding of spices in the nose.
First sip brings a crisp pale maltiness upfront along with big vibrant yeast tones. A myriad of fruity tones dance across the palate with noticeable notes of apple juice, lemon and pear. A nice peppery spiciness throughout that melds in well with the overall flavor. Slightly bready with a nice clean lightly bitter finish. Good balance of sweetness throughout, alcohol nowhere to be found...an enjoyable tripel for sure!
Mouthfeel is rather light and arid with a well placed carbonation, goes down smoothly. I would have no problem having a few of these..one of the better tripels brewed in the USA that I have tried. Thanks to blitheringidiot for the opportunity.
Music: Aesop Rock - Zodiaccupuncture
09-11-2005 20:45:45 | More by orbitalr0x
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
Appears fresh, little cloudy, virtually no head. Light carmel color, no lacing.
Malt, malt, more malt. No grain. Yeast (good way), alcohol. Citrus, yummy.
Malt. No grain, no buscit. No roast, no nothing except booze. Gonna kick some ass.
Feels nice, good carbonation. Not as think as ABV would suggest. High alcohol bite, but not at all in a bad way.
Overall a big beer. Not my favorite style, but overall a nice drink. Only one of these I think :burp:
01-27-2008 22:39:56 | More by JasonA
4.3/5 rDev +11.7%
I really liked this beer. Got this at McKean and Charles in Waldoboro. Todd (the beer guy) is very helpful. Anyway, I digress. The beer was poured into a snifter, and was a golden color with virtually no head. It had a fruity, spicy aroma, with a little alcohol coming through. The taste was similar, although I couldn't detect the alcohol that I thought I had smelled. I thought this to be a good example of a tripel, and would happily drink more of them.
05-09-2007 16:17:34 | More by lordofthewiens
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle, no freshness date to be found but with its strength this beer will last perhaps years adding to the complexity. Light flaky sediment is noticeable floating on the bottom from the bottle conditioning.
Appearance: Hazed over golden orange, a few particles of sediment float around but disperse after the carbonation throws it around. Tight tiny bubble white lace sticks around the rim of the glass and keeps for the duration.
Smell: Big medicinal phenolic aroma, plum fruitiness with both sweet and tart. Spicy sweet estery alcohol is perfumey. Very aromatic and almost pungent in the nose.
Taste: Moderate body, aggressively crisp with a sharp carbonation that stays at a medium-high level. Nutty and earthy from the yeast. Herbal and medicinal from the phenols. Peppery with a quick flash of sugar syrup from the sweet n’ spicy alcohol, relatively dry beer though a minute amount of residuals are apparent. Fruitiness borders on banana, pineapple and plum. Hops are minimal and are hardly noticeable. Dry clove and peppery flavours are dominant with a nutty dry finish. Alcohol warms more and more throughout the beer with mild solvent flavours from the fusel part of the alcohol.
Notes: Certainly a treat to try another brewery’s triple, remarkably complex perhaps too complex if that is possible. It seems like most of the flavours are fighting for dominance and no one prevails. If this one was to be laid down for several more months it would have been a bit more melded. A great brew but a little too fresh.
09-13-2001 00:04:28 | More by Jason
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Nice 12 oz bottle with silkscreen, as pictured. Pours a slightly hazed, amber gold body. Minimal, offwhite head is barely noticable, before fading to minimal ring lace.
Aroma is very tart and fruity. Apricots, pineapples, a hint of banana, with a muted background of Belgian style spices.
Mouthfeel is tart, with medium body and carbonation.
Taste is all about tart citrusy fruits. Mango and pineapple are prominent. A musty, Belgian style, yeast presence is apparent, but that's where the Abbey Trippel style features end. No candy sugar, or Belgian malt styles are present here. Still, it's a tasty ale, but on the tart fruit side of things.
Almost like apple cider at times, but still a very nice Belgian style effort from a solid, northeastern American brewery.
05-25-2004 03:21:56 | More by merlin48
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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