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Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Merry Monks' AleMerry Monks' Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,662 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 36
Gots: 135 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 09-13-2001)
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Reviews by JoeBCBC:
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JoeBCBC

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Poured a pale golden orange with a fluffy white head. Thin layer of lace remaining throughout. Nice.

S- Cloves and bananas on the nose with banana being dominant towards the end. You can pick up a tinge of the higher alcohol in the aroma.

T- First the cloves, then the alcohol warmth, then banana in the aftertaste. The traditional Belgian yeast profile is dominant here. A little too spicy for me, but i'm not a freak about Tripels to begin with.

M- Even when poured down the center of the glass, this one is still very carbonated. For me, it doesn't mesh well with the sharp clove taste, but again just my taste.

O- Despite not being my favorite style, I think this is a great representation of the style and a very clean and enjoyable beer. (Even if Belgians aren't your thing!)

Cheers to Dan W, Chris W, Dan H, and all the guys down in Easton! Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 23:57:12 | More by JoeBCBC
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Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.