Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Merry Monks, 9.3% ABV, is a Belgian-style Tripel. Pilsner malt combined with an Abbey yeast strain yields a remarkable and complex flavor packed with notes of spice, banana and pear. Nicely balanced, with a moderate to dry finish.

Merry Monks is bottle conditioned which imparts a special effervescence to the beer and a creamier carbonation. The ongoing fermentation inside the bottle will change the character of the beer as it ages and you’ll find it becomes dryer with age. You may want to lay down a few bottles for future evaluation. We suggest storing at cellar temperatures (around 55°F) and away from light.

This brew is available year-round. Keep your eye out for Merry Monks in 25 oz. cork-and-cage champagne bottles for an exceptional experience!

Added by SheepNutz on 09-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,134
Reviews:
823
Ratings:
2,419
pDev:
13.66%
 
 
Wants:
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Photo of mchegash
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 2018

A- pours a clear golden color with a thin fizzy white head that has short retention and leaves nothing behind

S- fruity and spicy yeast on the nose with notes of banana, pear, clove & pepper. Light floral and apple undertones, as well as some booze

T- spicy yeast up front gives peppery notes, quickly followed by clove & banana, pear & green apple, banana seems to be most prominent. The finish gives more spicy yeast, clove and banana

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- brighter and fruitier than a typical Belgian made example, plenty of booze

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Photo of jim310
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1mrbeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraut6363
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Samlover55
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4oz pour on tap at Brewery
Clear gold with thin white
Bubble gum, banana
Similar to nose w/ tropical notes
Medium bodied, light carb, boozy
Nice tripel, with the yeast adding all sorts of fruity gummy notes

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Photo of quadmad
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GTengineer
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tazzman
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gregf51
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenTN
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theriverseeker
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The neck of the bottle says: "11/28/17 11/28/19 689295B3"

Appearance: It starts out with a large white head but it quickly fades out to nothing. The body is a murky dark orange with hints of brown. It's darker than the typical Tripel.

Aroma: It smells like alcohol with just a light bit of banana.

Taste: Up front there is a nice banana flavor and it carries though with this sweet banana pudding flavor to the end. There is a light bit of caramel and it is undercut by alcohol. There is a slight toasty grain flavor to the beer as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice easy, smooth, mouthfeel. Although it is high alcohol ("9.3% ALC. BY VOL." according to the label) it is very easy to drink.

Overall: It's a Tripel that flutters on the upper and lower edge of being average. While it does do a pretty good job of wrangling in the high alcohol content, it doesn't provide much Belgian yeast character. I probably wouldn't pick it up again given some of the better Tripels on the market.

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Photo of bobv
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a slightly hazy, golden body with no lacing. Great nose of bananas and spice. Taste of banana bread; really! Good feel and overall, not too bad, just a tad boozy and a bit sweet. Cheers!

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a bright gold with a smallish head. The aroma features a strong fruity core of banana, bubblegum, kiwi, and peach, as well as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and toffee. The flavor starts with a bright fruity bubblegum and banana flavors, with pistachio ice cream, clove, cinnamon, toffee, and cumin. The mouthfeel is somewhat full with moderate carbonation. Overall this is a pretty solid tripel - maybe a touch sweet, but very drinkable and well done.

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Photo of Bbock13
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeagate
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,419 ratings