Mellow Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.65/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: peppery, yeast bread, slight sour lemon airy bite to finish. Grainy nose. Bright Gold, slight haze, with thin white head and little lace. Medium body. Maybe pass it's freshness date.

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Photo of Pav5069
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this to be surprisingly bland, and not really in line with Weyerbacher's other monk beers. It lacks the strength/body of Merry Monks and the sweetness of Berry Monks. Forgettable in terms of what Weyerbacher offers.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chiefz1
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dacrza1
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE: August 19, 2017... OCCASION: out for drinks at Weyerbacher with friends taking in the B.D. Lenz Trio... GLASSWARE: Weyerbacher pint... pours a clear, light golden body reminiscent of a pilsner... a reasonable white head stays put for a time, before settling into a ring and a swirling haze above the body... aromatic flowers, clove, honey, fresh mowed hay, buttered biscuit, and light citrus hints make for a desirable, albeit lightly fragranced, Belgian... thin, slightly oily, with a residual at the finish that lingers with ample bitterness... rather flat and medium-bodied... clove, honey, citrus, lavender, light bitter herbs, and a grounded malt profile that ensures a balanced, relaxed experience... apple, banana, and pear suggest a strong fruitiness... and as a downshift from Merry Monks, this works--sessionable, swift in its profile, and pleasant... cannot say this is a beer I would seek out, but one that is great with jazz music, good friends, and a food truck...

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Photo of Bwbrev
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Weyerbacher's Mellow Monks for $2.19 at The Lager Mill. I was in the mood for something on the lighter side tonight and I'm interested to see how this one will turn out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is just ok, the design isn't bad, but it says nothing about the beer, not even what style it is and it's a little eye catching. It poured a darker orange color which took on more of a golden orange color when held to the light with a finger and a half of fizzy white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that faded to nothing and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This is an ok looking beer, the head and lacing need some work.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with some fruity aromas being the first to show up with some stone fruits and pears seeming to stick out the most with a little bit of citrus fruits showing up in the background. Up next comes the belgian yeast which impart a light banana aroma and a noticeable bubblegum aroma with a little bit of spices showing up in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a doughy, pale malt, sweet malt and slightly grainy aromas. This beer has a nice aroma, I like the pear aspects, but it needs some more complexity.

T- The taste seems to the aroma, but it's a little lighter this time and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up with the pear still sticking out the most and it's followed by the belgian yeast which is lighter than it was in the aroma and it imparts more of an estery belgian yeast aspect this time with a little more banana coming through more than it did in the aroma. up next comes the malts which impart all the same aspects, but they are a little lighter this time. On the finish there's a higher amount of light bitterness with a grainy, pear and belgian yeast like aftertaste. This is a decent tasting beer, it's pretty standard for the style and the finish is a little watery and it could use some more complexity.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, a little dry on the finish, medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it was a little smoother.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and it was pretty close to being an average example of the style, it's not a bad beer and it didn't have any off flavors, but it also wan't very complex at all and i easily got bored with it. This beer doesn't have the best drinkability, one is enough for me, anymore than that and I would get bored with it. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma and mouthfeel, they were both nice and the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste, drinkability and appearance, they all are rough around the edges and need some work. I don't think i would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn down a glass and I can't say I would recommend it. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this beer, it just seemed to fall short and it didn't have much direction. It's one of my least favorite beers from this brewery and I think it's pretty close to an average example of the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little more work.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmg480
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobier10
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, canned on 4/10/17.

Poured into a Weyerbacher cuvee tulip glass, the beer is a deep gold color with great clarity and a creamy white head that dies down very quickly to a thin cap. I hope this is not a quality issue with the cans, as Weyerbacher did just start canning beers. Luckily, this tulip glass has etching at the bottom that keeps a constant stream of bubbles rising up. [Side note: I've had several cans of this beer in other glasses and the head dissipates immediately and is non-existent after that.]

Aromatic and fruity, mostly apple and banana. Some honey malt sweetness as well. Taste is a mix of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Peppery and dry finish.

It feels thin and prickly, almost metallic. Again, hopefully not a quality issue. Medium-light bodied.

The core idea for the beer is solid but the execution is poor. I'm usually a Weyerbacher fan but they need to work on a few issues, especially increasing the body of the beer. Luckily, there's room for improvement. I'd like to try this beer on tap or from a bottle to see if there's a difference.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- Light yellow with thin white head quick to dissipate. Effervescent and as clear as a beer could be.

Smell- Belgian yeast, clove, grains, pepper.

Taste- A mildly toasted grain malt base with just a bit of yeast funk. Has a sharp and crisp boiled hop taste not too much unlike some lagers, but still finishes with some bitterness and clove, pepper spice.

Mouthfeel- Thin in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A mediocre BPA. More kolsch like than Belgian like. Light on Belgian yeast and heavy on grain. Still not bad however.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, this is a rarity. A bottled beer, courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of mellow malts, some fruits. Taste is apples, lemons, grapes, some malts, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adamette
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found in a bottle at red, wine and brew in mentor for $4 just now. Bottled on 10 22 16 stamped on the label.

A: disappointingly basic but to style. The waitress poured it and did so WAY too slowly.
S: Fair smell with Belgian yeast and Lees.
T: classic Belgian ale taste. Rather basic though.
M. Minimal sticky sweetness lingers (which I like) but overall feel is thin, unobtrusive.
D/O: drinkabilty is quite good and overall it is solid but count me as disappointed. Merry Monks is top five all time favorite beers so I went into this VERY motivated to enjoy something awesome.

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Photo of nater919
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden and is fairly clean. There is a white head that has moderately low head retention.

Smell: The initial aromas are earthly and leather based. There are background notes of spice and lemon. There is also some wheat and pepper as well.

Taste: The flavors are up front with earthly elements and spice. There are slight flavors of leather, pepper, and hints of lemon.

Feel: It has a light body and mildly spicy finish.

Overall, this is an easy drinking beer with a spicy and earthly element.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mellow Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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