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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

1,656 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,656
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 36
Gots: 134 | 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 dawg:
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dawg

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as a part of a variety case from Weyerbacher.

Having this one from the bottle. As such, apperarance is average.

Aroma is very pungent. Very fruity and floral. Lots going on in the bottle. I should have poured this one is a flute or wine class. Maybe next time.

Taste is a bit confusing. Sweeter than I expected. Tastes like pears, apples, with some darker fruits. Grains are poking in and out. Rosey if sipped. Feels pretty carbonated as expected. I'll give this one a medium to light body. Focusing on the feel, it's lighther than it tastes and smells, given the complex aroma and flavor.

Not craving another, drinkability not so good.

Overall: Glad to see it in the variety pack. Has the "Weyerbacher" distinct characteristics. Wouldn't but a whole case of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 21:23:16 | More by dawg
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Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,656 ratings.