Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by talkinghatrack:
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a - Looks like a stock photo for light beer - pale color with a large, yet shortlived, soap suds head.
s - Malts and yeast. Reminds me of my homebrew attempts. Enjoyably powerful sense that a strong brew is beneath. A little alcohol on the nose but nothing overpowering.
t - Tastes like it smells. Malts, yeast, some spice, some bananas. A decent bit of numbing in the entire mouth, not just the usual warming sense on the finish.
m - Prickly carbonation and a dryer feel than I'd expect. Almost champagne-like in both senses. Light to medium body.
d - Drinks just fine - probably a little easier once the carbonation weakens a bit. I could see throwing these back on a chilly evening. I've had Belgians that hide their 8-10% a little better but this beer does an above average job.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2009 02:31:50 | More by talkinghatrack
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4.06/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 2/11/14 best by 2/11/16 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruit and yeast phenolics
Head white, fizzy, gone when the pour finished
Body golden, hazy; sediment in bottle
Flavor of apple, somewhat ciderish, slightly tart, and yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation
I think Merry Monks is head and shoulders above Victory Golden Monkey, in general a better flavored brew. It is certainly very drinkable, with the 9.3% abv well hidden so that after quaffing a few you won’t even notice when you’re dragged to your cell. Although the appearance isn’t great (fizzy disappearing head, no lacing), the aroma, flavor, and palate more than make up. I also like the appearance of both the bottled and best by dates – they are blue against the brown bottle and extremely legible, even with a sweating bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 18:28:57 | More by Ozzylizard
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,652 ratings.