Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Purchased this in Pennsylvania as part of a high gravity serious. Chilled and poured into a duvel tulip. Head rose quickly and left quickly, it started out about a finger and a half deep and now linger quarter inch off the surface its pure white.
The body is glowing translucent almost amber, but more on the gold side. Because of the clarity it really takes any color it is sat in front of and reflects this in its glow. retention is o.k. no lacing yet could be my glass wear though.
The aroma is bright and round with mild peppery notes. I get pilsner malt with strong light fruit esters, pear, apple, a hint of banana and bubble-gum, small bready yeast notes and a pleasant touch of black maybe white pepper near the back end. Its not quite quit as complex as I wanted, reminds of more of duvel than a tripel.
Flavor is not quit as complex as I'd wanted, I get notes of bubble-gum and the same esters as in the smell, the sweetness is balanced mildly with hops, but also the presence of alcohol. Nice bit of alcohol warmth on the finish. The flavor lingers on the tongue a little longer making it seem syrup like. Mouthfeel is a little thin and not quit as creamy as I like in a tripel this seems more like a belgian strong pale ale.
Definitely needs to be more carbonated, I wonder how they carbonated; if they bottle condition or if they inject co2, if they condition I wonder if they re-yeasted or not. Any how decent brew, but defeinalty not a great a representation of a Belgian tripel.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2007 20:20:23 | More by mmcave
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