Mellow Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ONovoMexicano on 07-23-2016

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#30,391
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.63%
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Photo of sb17
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first Weyerbacher beer. Poured a light gold with a thin lacey head. Banana and clove smells push through. The name depicts the taste perfectly - it's light and fruity. The carbonation and pepper notes are likely the only thing not 'mellow' about this brew. Looking forward to trying what else Weyerbacher has to offer!

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Photo of Lanae1982
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of WestPAWalker
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Superb Belgian style ale. Pours a light yellow with a thin lacy head that dissipates quickly. Bottled 8/9/16, and enjoyed on 8/30/16. Smells enticingly light and sweet. Great hollow banana flavor like a hef without the clove. A bit of yeasty breadiness on the backside with an ever so slightly bitter afterglow. Perfect amount of carbonation. Not overpowering mouth feel at all. Tongue is left satisfied. I'm hunting down a case of this.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weyerbacher very rarely lets my drinking down!! This one is no exception just a well brewed belgian , mine bottled 8/19/16 for crisp freshness!! 2 down 4 to go!!

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Dull straw golden with great clarity. Rocky white head retains well and leaves chunky lacing.

S: Heavy banana and tropical esters. Pineapple. Pepper and clove. Spicy. Whiff of hops. Doughy malt base.

T: Bursting with tropical and fruity notes. Juicy pear, pineapple, banana. Spicy and mildly peppery. Doughy malt. Hop bitterness kicks up toward the back and rides into the finish.

M: Very light bodied with a thin creaminess. And carbonation lends a deep crispness. Some light hop astringency.

O: Pretty great, actually. A nice table beer. Big on taste and very easy to quaff.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw, opaque, head is off white very thin and dissipates to nothing.

Smell is wonderfully full of a mix of aromas: lighter pepper, some well fermented notes malty fruitiness, light hoppy flavorsof lemon and citrus, and some subtle maltiness. Wow, this has some depth for a session like beer.

Taste is similar to the aroma with some great depth: again some mild pepper and ester flavors from fermentation, some citrus hop flavors and light bready malt notes. Fairly crisp and flavorful to keep flavors lingering strongly.

Mouthfeel is on par with some heftier Belgian style ales, in a good way: nice crisp and carbonated ale, fairly strong lingering flavors of the yeast byproducts and lingering hoppy citrus notes.

Overall, a an exceptional session style Belgian ale; a little crisp from the carbonation but it plays well with the stronger fermentation flavors - Merry Monks little brother lives up to its senior.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold,yellow color with medium carbonation and a nice feel. Aroma is yeast,spice, and an almost grass like aroma. Taste is similar but a bit of a spice bite from the hops and clove/coriander. This is their answer to merry monks and it seems to be a great low abv version. This comes off with more spice and hops where merry is more yeast but still a very good beer

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sample 12 oz. bottle from the Weyerbacher rep today.
Moderate to vigorous yields a 3/4 inch white head over a slightly hazy to nearly bright, light golden body with no lacing. Definite funk on the nose with some fruit (mostly banana) and spice (mostly clove.) Flavors of their Belgian yeast and spice (pepper) and fruit (bananas.) Good feel and overall a nice little Belgian Pale Ale right here. Cheers!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jodybrutal
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a mostly clear bright yellow color with a 1/4” white head that soon recedes to a large irregular patch of foam. Sipping leaves a few small patches of foam that soon slide back down to the liquid. By midway through the beer about all that remains is a small ring of foam around the glass.

The aromas include banana and clove along with some apple and pear as well as some biscuity malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the addition of a touch of sweetness from the malt. The apple and banana are forward with the rest mostly in a background that also includes just a touch of white pepper.

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with only a gentle tickle from the long lasting carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and fruits begin to fade into a very dry ending with some light earthy bitterness mingled in with faint spicy notes of clove and pepper.

Overall this is a nicely drinkable beer that would make a great summer refresher or for serving to guests before dinner at a backyard barbecue. If Weyerbacher brews it again next year I’ll keep an eye open for it and get several more bottles to have it again during warm weather.

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Photo of Zylod
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A - Pale gold color thin but dense white lacing.

S - Light yeast, apple, pear, some banana, and pepper spice.

T - Pears, banana, slight traces of apple, some dry citrus and pepper on the back end. Nice lingering pepper, citrus, and spice.

M - Light medium body with a very dry finish.

O - Like the Merry Monks better but this one is perfect for hot weather.

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Photo of LAp
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a pale, clear, yellow with a half-finger white head that recedes to leave almost no lacing. As the final bit is poured from the bottle, the sediment comes along with, giving the beer a slightly hazier appearance. The beer is more sparkling in appearance (and mouthfeel) than anticipated. The nose is relatively subdued, but the notes that are present are dominated by clove and Belgian spices. The palate is almost overspiced (in true Weyerbacher style), and has more dominant clove and cardamon than underlying Belgian flavor. Nonetheless, it's a supremely drinkable beer, and a solid Belgian for $11 per sixer. Mouthfeel is medium-light with not-insubstantial carbonation.

Overall, it's a great exploration of how to make an affordable single-belgian brew. Not one that stands up to other (though admittedly, pricier) style-standards, but a quintessentially Weyerbacher take on a this niche of the beer world.

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Mellow Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 93 ratings