Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Erix:
3.58/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle to a chalice, served cold from the fridge.
Appearance: Pale, hazy gold in color, not much head or carbonation. Nice looking beer.
Smell: Floral, some alcohol in the nose, rather sweet. This was probably the best attribute for this beer.
Taste: I served this a bit too cold at first as usual; the flavors were rather muted to begin with. After it warmed a bit, it was sweet, sharp, alcoholic, and a little bit musty or something. Not really in a bad way though. Tastes a bit young and harsh, but this is what I've started to expect from Weyerbacher. Still, it is rather clean with a nice lingering maltiness. Pronounced alcohol, but I guess thats what you get with a triple.
Mouthfeel: A bit harsh at first, it fades nicely to a clean, crisp feeling. A little too much alcohol burn for me however.
Drinkability: Not bad, but I know the whole time I'm drinking a 9%+ beer. I would'nt want many of these.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2004 21:50:56 | More by Erix
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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.