Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Haufniensis:
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.24.2011. Merry Monks Golden Ale – Weyerbacher. ABV: 9.3
Appearance: Orangish and very cloudy. Small head. Grade: 3.5
Smell: Wheat and citrus. And beer. This brew reminds me of my earliest memories of beer as a child. I had an uncle that would drink Strohs and he let me taste (or maybe just smell?) his beer in order to discourage me from wanting to ever drink the stuff. I don’t know why, but I think of that episode when I smell this beer. Grade: 4.5
Taste: Wheat and citrus. I don’t think I ever actually had an original Stroh’s but I’m going to guess that it is nothing like that. Just the smell. The taste is like the “real deal” of whatever it is that Blue Moon (which I like from time to time) is trying to imitate. A little sweet and a lot of alcohol. Grade: 4
Mouth: Sticky sweet. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation; perfect for the style. I like the “prickly” feel on my tongue with this beer. Grade: 4
Overall: This is the sixth of my six-pack. I wasn’t expecting this in a Belgian tripel, but I am still learning. The other day I mixed one of these half and half with a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and it was a fantastic combination. Will probably buy this again. Priced well at $10-11 for the six. Always a little sad when I finish the last beer of a good sixer. Grade: 4
Served: 12 oz. Bottle poured into thin-walled Hofbräuhaus pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2011 04:32:50 | More by Haufniensis
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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