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Monk From The Yunk - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-28-2012

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Hazy orange-amber light rusty colour with 1/4" white head that fizzled to a dusting, some lacing when the glass is tilted.
AR: Brandy and rum soaked fruits like apricots, peaches and raisins. Candi sugar, honey, caramel, a hint of Belgian yeast (but not much) and spices (clove, orange peel). There's also a hint of banana chips. Smells like it's going to be pretty sweet.
T: Pretty much follows the nose though the fruits aren't as prominent in the flavour as the aroma and the yeast is stronger, especially on the finish. There's more of a bready/doughy taste that wasn't detected in the nose. I am wishing this had more assertive spices in the taste (especially pepper) to add another dimension to the flavour. There's some faint herbal hops in the aftertaste.
M: Medium body, a little creamy and smooth. Mild carbonation. Finish is a bit dry on the tongue but it coats your teeth and cheeks with a bit of sweetness.
OV: A decent take on a Belgian Tripel. I do think if the spices in this were amped up it would be better. Worth trying.

More User Reviews:
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some yeast. Taste is alcohol, not well hidden, fruits, spice, yeast, a bit more alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Weathered orange with a fair clarity of slight haze shows a soft rise of effervesce. Skim, milky coating for head coverage doesnt last long giving way to a washy surface. Stingy lacing.

S: Aroma of golden hops, spicy, mixes with a sweetness from the malt with a warming glow of honey-orange spiciness. Background fruitiness of honey dew and bananas from the yeast.

T: Warming sweetness for flavor, deep honey-orange, citrus, bananas, pear and a warming of flowery hop spiciness. Flowery grapefruit sneaks through, toasted malt with a syrupy like delivery, goldent sultanes, honey dew fruitiness and a small touch of dry rum alcohol warmth for a finish. :

M: Syrupy body, usually like my tripels with a bit of a crisp kick, this is laid back, full bodied with a settled warm spiciness lying on the tongue thereafter.

O: Overall a nice spiciness, not bright, but rather warming background ambience. Everything from the alcohol, spices, malt and yeast is so evently balanced it makes for one harmonous drinking experience that you just may forget or notice this is 9.0%. Despite a weak visual and small aromatic appeal the flavor makes up amends for a worthy try.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of paleoplant
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beans923
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bit of CANQuest (TM) thanks to the 'Yunkers at the Opening Tap of PHL Beer Week table for getting me some CANs to take away and review. I CAN guarantee that these will not be wasted like the ones some jagov was pouring down his gullet at the end of the night. There was a third CANned beer that he chugged down as I watched in dismay! Grrr.

From the CAN: "This strong, golden colored ale is brewed with pilsner malt and noble hops, but it is the traditional Belgian strain of yeast that provides the complex aromas of fruit and spice. With a dry finish and relatively light body, you will find our Belgian Tripel very drinkable for a beer this potent."

I have been holding off reviewing this one until my picture could be approved. For those just joining the program already in progress, The CANQuest includes a basic tenet that ""No CAN shall be Cracked open unless a picture already exists or one CAN be approved. Cracked CANs are unsightly and should NOT be used for photographic purposes except in extreme cases." Today, the stars have aligned and I am ready!

The Crack was uneventful and so an inverted Glug was in order. This created a finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head with some of the best retention of the day. It is hot, humid, my asthma is kicking and it is wreaking havoc on my beers. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a banana scent underlain by a yeasty mustiness. Warming, it began to take on a black pepper spiciness. Mouthfeel was full, viscous and sat on my tongue like a gob or lump of amber. The taste was riotous, with banana, clove, black pepper, musty newspapers and sweet tropical fruit all commingling. Wow! Finish was super dry, thanks to the yeast, and literally breathtaking. Holy jumpin' Jehosephat! A previous reviewer mentioned taking this to the beach, but I would not recommend either getting in the water after one or falling asleep as sunburn may result. Good, but not cooler-worthy simply out of CANcerns for safety.

Photo of justintcoons
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter.

Extra-hazy golden brown with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Orange zest, raw grains, sourdough, lemongrass, honeydew and potpourri.

Spent grains and sour dough bread. Belgian yeastiness with notes of potpourri and dried grass. Lemongrass, honeydew, coriander and orange zest.

Light-medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

Good amounts of yeastiness and spice. Easy drinking. A decent American-made Tripel.

Photo of Gavage
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours an orange color with a yellow tint. Short head dissipates quickly.

Smell: yeast and bread tones are all you can detect.

Taste: yeast and breadiness are up front, with some lemon zest and orange citrus in the background. Alcohol is warming and quite noticeable here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste as the yeast is longest lasting flavor here.

Overall: a decent triple, but too yeast forward for me. I like a bit more balance with the citrus tones in a triple. Nice to see a triple in cans for those beach trips.

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tpacek
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of thampel09
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very American interpretation of a triple that comes off fairly well. It's very bready, yeasty, and strongly sweet. Consistent. Not exactly what I'd want for the style, but for an American production, it's okay. Consistent. I've certainly had worse for the style coming from American producers.

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Trappist tradition comes to Manayunk with the first in a series of Belgian inspired ales. This strong, golden colored ale is brewed with pilsner malt and noble hops, but it is our unique Belgian strain of yeast that provides the complex aromas of fruit and spice. With a dry finish and relatively light body, you will find our Belgian Tripel very drinkable for a beer this potent. 10 oz servings only.
L’Chouffe yeast used. Doug’s from Iron Hill’s first beer at Manayunk."

From 06/02/12 notes. Had at the brewpub.

a - Pours a murky, golden color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of honey, sweet bananas, spices, cloves, bread, wheat, and grains.

t - Tastes of sweet bananas, cloves, pepper, spices, yeast, bready malts, wheat, and grain.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Doesn't feel like 9.1% ABV.

o - Overall a nice tripel here. A tiny bit on the too sweet side, but I still liked it and it had a lot of bananas. This was my girlfriend's favorite beer they had on tap; would have it again.

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Monk From The Yunk from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
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