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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

1,652 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,652
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 36
Gots: 132 | 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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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2011 00:01:51 | More by RyanPS
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-16-2011 12:52:31 | More by bmur112
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-16-2011 03:38:57 | More by rjvanston
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-16-2011 03:20:31 | More by Pjev11
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-15-2011 22:07:00 | More by bpfrush
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richbrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-15-2011 21:11:18 | More by richbrew
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

11-15-2011 16:30:08 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-15-2011 14:43:10 | More by randomdanger
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-15-2011 06:41:51 | More by patm1986
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 23:16:42 | More by Elfastball7
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 23:04:41 | More by Lawnboy33
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 20:56:20 | More by UncleJimbo
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-14-2011 18:42:28 | More by Jspriest
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 18:01:20 | More by thebouch01
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 16:20:04 | More by justintcoons
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into wine glass/goblet. Hazy deep golden color, with slight haze. Smells of dried fruit; cherries, and raisins.
Taste of cherries and malt...alcohol is deff there. I really enjoyed this brew. It is a nice sipping beer, great for desert, or on a nice cold night. Not much of a session brew as you can imagine...id buy again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 15:57:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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FosterJM

California

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

938th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
12 oz

No bottle date
Thanks to @mjtiernan for this one.

App- A tripel meets and IPA and a wheat beer for a weird yellow hazy, fuzzy mix. A one finger head without a good cling. Only a couple dots.

Smell- Really nail polish with a strong astringent note with some citrus, pepper and malts. A little bit of strong lemon.

Taste- It tastes better than it smells but still has that nail polish and astringent notes. A bit more spicy with some thicker lemon notes. Its a pretty off center triple. Right in that sweet spot of not being the best but not being the worst.

Mouth- Medium bodied and Medium carbonation. A bit of that astringent lemon malt flavor.

Drink- Pretty boozy and astringent, nail polish but the balance and ABV holds it together. A little unbalanced. Not the best Tripel but if you want boozy and tripel together. Found your beer. Crazy monks!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 05:55:59 | More by FosterJM
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe I never reviewed this before. This has long been a goto tripel. Robust and a good value, it has what you want in a tripel.

The color is lighter than you would expect, but the taste is dark, sweet and yeasty. As it should be. Recommended for a taste ay time you want a heavy tripel. Compares favorably with belgians from Belgium - better than many.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 23:18:57 | More by schoolboy
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BoozeHound81

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to glass, very little head, nice amount of bubbles. This brew has a strong alcohol odor,almost like wine. Nice coppery/orange color. Warm boozy finish. The further I drink the more it tastes of wine.This would fair well with a nice slice of pie, on a cold winters eve. A few of these and you`ll be couched for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 20:15:44 | More by BoozeHound81
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful ruby color with a thick white head that fades slowly and leaves rings of lace.

The aroma is complex with loads of fruity esters and spice. Loads of banana and pear, some dark fruit and toffee throughout. Strong boozy notes.

The flavor was overbearing with spice and banana. Pears, cherries and plum. Boozy burn on the back.

Thick and vicious

Glad I got a sample and not a full glass. Overbearing and hot with loads of spicy and fruity tones. Too much. complex, interesting, but not for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 19:00:55 | More by JayS2629
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-cloudy light orange with a thin white head.

S-smells like a banana popsicle. very fresh. smells like a strong beer.

T-comes in with slightly citrusy pale belgian malts and sugars with a touch of banana. this makes up the after-taste along with a warming alcohol feeling. the after-taste has some undesirable subtle flavors to it that i'm not loving.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-like many tripels i've had, this is a fairly harsh beer, meaning that it really doesn't go down too easily. its actually fairly difficult to finish. i doubt i'll be getting this one again, nor do i recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 04:03:07 | More by AdamBear
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Crossmd

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 55 degrees Fahrenheit into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a hazy translucent orange with a nice, plush three finger head.

Smells strongly of dried banana and spices with a yeasty undertone and some

Nice overtone of bananas and apricots, mixed with maybe some nutmeg and pepper? Really pretty boozy though, and this is a detraction for me. It's fighting for attention within the palate that makes it hard to concentrate on the nuances of the flavor.

Overall, a solid effort, relatively forgettable though, and not something that I'll reach for immediately in the future.

86.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 01:57:17 | More by Crossmd
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Weyerbacher, Easton, PA

Poured into a plastic cup (lollerfail), a golden color of indeterminate haze, with a nice fluffy white head. Big big aroma of bready yeast and fruit esters. Taste of sweet malts, bready, with obvious fruit notes: banana, peach, pear, apple skins, and a dash of spice. Very flavorful, very drinkable. Medium-bodied, and quite strong, though the alcohol isn't too overbearing, flavorwise.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 14:04:34 | More by Rifugium
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PatrickSullivan

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, light golden color with a fairly thick white head. The head thins out a bit but mostly remains throughout, leaving behind a little lacing.

S: The nose is filled with some clove and banana. I catch some of the yeast and a touch of citrus.

T: On first taste, I pick up a fair amount of malty sweetness. This is followed by the typical clove/banana of a Belgian, with some spicy yeast mixed in. Behind those I catch a bit of peppery spice and a little bitterness. All these flavors are well balanced, hiding the alcohol fairly well.

M: Light to medium in body with medium to high carbonation. Very crisp and quite clean with a somewhat dry finish.

O: An impressive American take on a Belgian Tripel. Very drinkable despite the hefty 9.3%.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 13:39:40 | More by PatrickSullivan
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber color w/ a two finger white head that lingers for a while. Good carbonation and lacing. Very hazy in appearance- a good solid looking tripel. Nose is apple, peach, pear, clove, other spices, and yeast. Very balanced, and nothing really sticks out. The taste is good, but not quite as balanced as the nose. It's almost really good, but not quite. This falls short of the best in style, but it's still top 4 or so American Tripels I've had. It improves as it warms, however... Massively. Feel is a little dry and carbonated for my taste on the style. It's probably the weak point for this brew. All in all, this is a good tripel, and I would have it again. Unfortunately, it's really easy to get world class Belgian tripels around Washington DC... so I don't know when I would pick this up. Definitely check it out if you haven't though- another solid brew from Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 00:27:21 | More by jayhawk73
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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