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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#28,273
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
88
pDev:
8.33%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 8/22/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light golden with nice transparency; fluffy white head that fades leaving nice retention and okay lacing. The aromas have your classic Belgian characteristics. Banana and bubblegum is there due to the yeasts. Hints of pear and green apple is there along with some sweet malts. The flavors follow the nose. Everything is very clean and refreshing. More banana and bubblegum along with some sweet fruits. Subtle hints of clove along with some black pepper. Very mild hop bite with a subtle bitterness. It's slightly earthy with some fresh grass in the mix. The yeast does its thing along with the malts. Everything is balanced. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice Belgian ale. It might not be flashy, but it's well crafted and very enjoyable stuff. This is something that you could drink all day and would hit the spot on a warm/hot day.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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 paulish
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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 epyon396
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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 jmg480
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +4%
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 GreenMind
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A--Clear golden color. Minimal head that dissipates to a thin film quickly. No lacing left behind.

S--Cloves and yeast.

T--Nicely balanced flavors. Some citrus from the hops. Some breadiness from the yeast. Some banana and spice in the background

M--Crisp for a Belgian style beer. Carbonation doesn't hold up, leaving it feeling a little watery.

O--A fine little brother to the much better big brother, Merry Monks. I don't know that I've ever tasted so much going on in such a low alcohol beer.

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Photo of LAp
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of jodybrutal
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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 bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 57md
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw with practically no head. The nose has the classic Belgian funkiness. The body is light and the flavor is crisp with a clean, dry finish.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mellow Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 88 ratings