Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,652 | Reviews: 715 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle was part of the Big Beers Variety Case from Weyerbacher. Sampled with my buddy at a recent cookout. Cheers, Pat!
Enjoyed in a DFH Signature glass.
A - Pours a very opaque, hazy, golden-straw color. A really creamy, dense two finger head on the initial pour that lasts several sips. Decent lacing left on the side of the glass.
S - A very sweet aroma with hints of spice and banana.
T - Very typical for the style. A malty sweetness mixed with spices (clove/coriander) and the usual banana taste that I associate with this type of beer. The alcohol is pretty well disguised but it is lurking just below the surface and becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Still, it is pretty refreshing.
M - Nicely carbonated and crisp.
O - Again, based on the style, it is a well crafted beer. This style, as well as Belgians, are really not my go-to beers but it is decent tasting. I'll finish up what remains in the case but this is not a beer I'd necessarily purchase by itself. For those who enjoy this type of beer, I'd recommend giving it a try.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2011 17:45:35 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 2/11/14 best by 2/11/16 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruit and yeast phenolics
Head white, fizzy, gone when the pour finished
Body golden, hazy; sediment in bottle
Flavor of apple, somewhat ciderish, slightly tart, and yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation
I think Merry Monks is head and shoulders above Victory Golden Monkey, in general a better flavored brew. It is certainly very drinkable, with the 9.3% abv well hidden so that after quaffing a few you won’t even notice when you’re dragged to your cell. Although the appearance isn’t great (fizzy disappearing head, no lacing), the aroma, flavor, and palate more than make up. I also like the appearance of both the bottled and best by dates – they are blue against the brown bottle and extremely legible, even with a sweating bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 18:28:57 | More by Ozzylizard
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,652 ratings.