Mellow Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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#28,375
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
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Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/30/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, banana, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and fairly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Not as complex as the Merry Monks as expected; but does share a lot of similarities, and is very flavorful for the low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. "Mellow Monks"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PACKAGED 07/03/17..." and sampled on 09/07/17
$2 @ Shop Rite, 2800 Fox Street, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pours a hazy yellow gold body beneath a short head of bright white that holds fairly well and leaves some nice thin splashes and spots of lace as it goes. The aroma displays Belgian yeast with clove, some other phenolics that are kind of like plastic, some spiciness, and light green banana. Not surprisingly, the flavor follows suit as the yeast is the driving force here, not the malt. There are some golden fruits though that give it greater character. I only realize now why it's "Mellow Monks", because it's light in body and just 4.5% ABV. That's fine by me, it's still flavorful. Just as much so as many of the "session IPAs" on the market these days. A firm bitterness balances it, and along with the spiciness, and a touch of mineralish chalkiness, it finishes quite dry.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. 30 August 2016 bottling date.
Hazy golden body with a weak head.
Aroma: banana bread with cloves and other spices.
Flavor: quite nice and authentically Belgian style. Good balance.

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Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Came in a small tulip glass a dull light golden with a thinner white head atop.Mild yeasty phenols with a bit of lightly toasted bread,I picked up a bit of white pepper as well.Flavors of clove and mild honey with that light peppery spice in the finish.No frill and easy to drink,the lightest Weyerbacher beer I have had I believe.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 11/25/2016 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong spice flavor up front. Then some sweet flavors of apples and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We have achieved the kick-off of New Beer Sunday (Week 626) & I am using the occasion to kick-off my long-awaited & much-needed horizontal of Weyerbacher B.C. beers. I have a LOT of their beers in my Bottle Backlog and it may take several days until they are depleted. Enjoy the ride!

From the bottle: "Belgian-Style Ale".

There seemed to be a smudge of lees on the punt of the bottle, so once I Pop!ped the cap, I employed a very gentle pour. I was not getting much in the way of head, so I utilized an in-glass swirl to raise a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head that quickly returned to wisps. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 -2) with NE-quality clarity, but it more resembled a glass of Ginger Ale. Nose was very fruity with notes of white grapes, green apples and pears along with the banana and pink bubble gum esters of a Hefeweizen. This should be interesting. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much past it. The taste was quite fruity, but less banana than the others that I mentioned on the nose. I was also heartened that the bubble gum flavor was present but not prevalent. This kind of reminded me more of the Table Beers that are becoming available here in the U.S. where they were solely brewed by and for the monks in the past. Finish was surprisingly semi-dry, kind of vinous, but not quite that dry. Three beers in and I have been pleasantly surprised by each one!

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Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
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 jzeilinger
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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 epyon396
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a somewhat hazy texture. There was half inch of foamy head that lasted a short amount of time. Very sparse lacing.

S: A solid aroma of citrus fruits, apples, yeast, and malt.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of apples, a bit of Belgian-style yeast, a lot of citrus (lemon and orange in particular), spices (pepper and clove), light malt notes, and an earthy quality. A decent flavor that follows the BPA style pretty closely. Pretty tasty, but nothing new.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: As American versions of Belgian beers go, this is a decent enough example. Nothing over the top amazing, but certainly drinkable.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Mellow Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 99 ratings