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Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

1,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 41
Gots: 180 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

RyanGoodman, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Hatshep18, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

reeemer, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a big old white fluffy head.

Lots of clove and spice notes in the nose with banana, butternut squash, butterscotch, and yeasty breadiness.

Taste is very flavorful with cloves and banana dominating. A welcomed spiciness comes through with some booze as it warms. Smooth banana again in taste.

Full bodied and delicious.


TheMultiYeast, Dec 09, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ap. Hazy medium amber with just a coating for a head and no lacing.
Sm. Spicy baked apples -cloves?- come to mind first and forcefully.
Ta. Mostly the same baked apple/spice but with a tiny bit of caramel malt back in there. A very mildly bitter finish, some sweetness as well..
Mf. Creamy and smooth, lightly carbonated.
Dr. Easy and delicious despite the high ABV.

deaconoflove, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

railman, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very clear bright golden color with big bright white frothy head. Very nice looking in the glass.

Nose unfortunately is slightly skunks and phenolic, some banana and clove come through.

Very clean and crisp in flavor, drinks far too easily for 9%. Classic tripels flavors with a bright fruit around the middle of the beer of coriander and citrus. Super crisp and bright with a pretty full body and lots of carbonation. Flavors are slightly subdued but blended together beautifully. Finishes with a pleasant clove and bubblegum flavor that lingers nicely.

Pretty awesome actually, I just wish I knew what was wrong with the nose on this. Otherwise quite delicious.

jtierney89, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bluesplit63, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jmarklan, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Naugros, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kenatbeerswap, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

mrshoes, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

morningthief, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

dylnthmsn, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Burt, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange-amber with thin white head, moderate retention and small divided bits of lacing, sticking in various spots on the snifter glass.

A nutty and sweet aroma of bananas, various fruit and nuts, and just overall sweet malts. Slight alcohol presence afterward. No noticeable hops. Very pleasing nose food, giving a good preview of what's to proceed on the tongue. Very easy to detect these aromatic juices, without muscling your nose much.

A surprisingly medium palate(given the ABV),composed of sweet fruits, bananas, nuts and a sugary malted barley taste. The banana flavors are very obvious, should be instantly noticeable. Fruits are slight and varied, not quite as detectable.The sugary malt/barley follows through,proceeded by a slight and well-hidden alcohol notes. Well-carbonated and dangerously drinkable.

This is a very well-done Tripel. Not a big fan of the style, as it's far too sweet for my personal palate, but a good representation of it. Tripel fans should be satisfied.

happy4hoppybeer, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky sunset orange, little head with poor retention, cloud white

Strong smells of wheat, sweet scents, hints of lemon.

Tastes with moderate hops and moderate carbonation. Slight bitter aftertaste, that lingers on the palate.

Decent Triple. I have had only a few that blew me out of the water, and this does not. However still a good brew, and would order again.

edraven667, Nov 25, 2011
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.