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Merry Monks' Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Merry Monks' AleMerry Monks' Ale

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very good

1,878 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,878
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 46
Gots: 229 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Eazy28, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Mikkiicky, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

FreshmanPour77, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with an orange tint. The color of blush on an apricot. A finger of foam that fell slowly to a thin skin on top. Good retention and lace. Nose is malt bread, caramel, banana and pear. Some apple, raisin and yeast to round it out. Bubblegum and clove, pepper and faint floral. Malt deepens with a little bread as it warms. Taste is banana, pear, a little acidic, pale malt and honey, a little pepper and spice on the back palate. Clove really comes to the palate as it warms. Body is light and mouthfeel is creamy but a little heavy. A touch of grass brings the hops to the palate in the finish as the alcohol leaves warmth and dryness to offset the juicy fruitiness. It’s a little tart and tangy but the bread is amazing and full which both contribute to it’s heaviness. I thought it was a good tripel. Not quite subtle but well done nonetheless. After all a tripel is for sipping not slurping.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber(ish). About a finger of bubbly head. Lots of tiny streams of carbonation. Some lacing

Smell: Biscuits and honey. Pepper and grain. Tropical fruits. Of course there's a big funky Belgian yeast aroma. Almost a cellar-like smell. Pretty darn good

Taste: Fruity esters dominate at first. White grapes and apples in the foreground. Subdued pears and pineapple. Faint peach and hints of bananas throughout. As it warms the spiciness takes over. Pepper and warming alcohol. Spicy Belgian yeast. Sweet malt finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied. Rich. Wine-like. Feels a little

Overall: Not the greatest tripel but it's a good beer. Complex. Worth a try

MistahBeah, Jun 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

dsnyder61, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ghowehattrick, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

allentownpaguy, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MLKincer, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dvd_ptty, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

joesmithrealname, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ScottyDuzntNo, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

twenty5, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Dylanjf, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

MikeyJ777, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

salthemonster, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

woodchip, May 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

cannunzi, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

domnalbrecc, May 29, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazy light golden-orange body out of the 12oz bottle. A foamy white head forms to a few fingers high with big bubbles where it contacts the glass and fine ones in the middle. Head retention is nice and clouds of lace coat the glass.

S- Phenolic and ester compounds dominate the aroma upon first sniffing. Banana and lemon/orange peel are particularly noticeable. Pepper, spice and slight yeast bread hints. Floral and herbal.

T- Things change pretty somewhat for me here. The yeast gets really spicy and fruity (apple, grape, pear, slight peach) and alcohol comes into play. A good deal of banana with some pepper, citrus zest and floral qualities lingering in the finish. Flavors remind me of spicy hops but could also be yeast byproducts. Somewhat sweet and just a bit of cracked grain hints.

MF- Creamy body with a medium thickness. Carbonation is high but very silky and the finish brings some alcohol warmth and bitterness.

Flavor is extremely fruit forward and spicy as well. I admire the complexity but some sips feel a bit harsh and a bit more balance is needed. Perhaps some age would do good.

cbutova, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BradyS71, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

avdillon, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pookie, May 27, 2013
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,878 ratings.