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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

1,827 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 42
Gots: 202 | FT: 3
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%

Lurkerson, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Radwagon, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bellb, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of smooth_aleing
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Cork was difficult to undo, but eventually got it...with a corkscrew.

A= Murky amber honey, with some yeast strains lingering. Pours a frothy, generous head with decent lace. Fizzles down nicely to a thin layer of lace.

S= Citrus, pepper, banana, pear. Good amount of spiced yeast. The only negative I might add is an after note of alcohol in the nose, which can mask the other flavor components. Might just be a result of the corking problem, though.

T= Citrus, a nice sweetness. Mild to moderate malt notes. Undertones of apple and pear, slight hint of clove and brown sugar. Definitely strong spice, and subtle sweetness that rounds out a bit of the sharpness from the alcohol.

M= Good carbonation, medium-bodied.

0= Very nice for a Tripel style. One of the better ones I've had, particularly from North-Eastern breweries.

smooth_aleing, Apr 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Trish, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JakeDebus, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Thomas_Picton, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Sillycyberfunguy, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cmq103, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

olbubba, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Aosemidey, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of silverking
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Hazy amber with a finger of white head. Head retention is good, and the lacing is nice enough to look at.

S- malt, banana, pear, raisin, spicy yeast. There is also a touch of black pepper on the back end.

T- Tart, with notes of apple and banana. The finish fades into a slight hop bitterness accompanied by spicy yeast.

M- Light bodied with overly aggressive carbonation. Sticky. Not a fan.

O- Not my favorite.

silverking, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hophead420, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Poetaytoe, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

fishguyac, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Twal, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Poppellian, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the W Hotel Bar in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium straw yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation, lots of fine white particles in suspension, and golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts with stronger aromas of light fruits (apple, pear, and peach) as well as banana and spicy yeast.

T: Very similar to the smell, the taste of this beer has some light to moderate pale malts upfront with some light fruit sweetness - pear, apple, and peach. There are strong flavors of banana along with just a touch of spicy yeast. Overall this beer is really quite sweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy, this beer really coats the inside of your mouth and tongue.

O: Overall this is a pretty nice American example of the Tripel style and the rather significant ABV is pretty well hidden. Much more of a sipping beer but an enjoyable one.

dbrauneis, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nyrblue2, Mar 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

TheMerryMonk, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JeffreyJDavis, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BrianCuoz, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
Merry Monks' Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.