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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

1,653 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,653
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 36
Gots: 133 | 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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route66pubs

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange with a virtually non-existent white head. Slightly clearer when held to the light, but not so much as to delineate the outline of my finger behind the glass.

Slight orange zest / coriander aroma eases from the glass. It follows through in the first, syrupy taste. The taste finishes with a slight white peppercorn kick and that spiciness comes through in the mouthfeel as well.

That little kick in the mouthfeel pulls down the drinkability as well. The high ABV also makes this seem a little hot, and almost distracts from the feeling as well. One to enjoy, and enjoy one.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 00:43:23 | More by route66pubs
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Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,653 ratings.