Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#9,768
Reviews:
821
Ratings:
2,411
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a lighter golden color. Clear. The head is white, tiny bubbles, 1 finger. Retention was poor. Minimal lacing on the glass.
The nose is slightly sweet, bread aroma. Some fruity aroma.
Taste - much like the nose. Bready, slightly fruity. The sweetness is on the backside more.
Crisp feeling. Clean feeling. Not boozy feeling, in spite of a 9% ABV.
Delicious overall. I do like this beer.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ogman
2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lampro
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good tripel, with some fruity, spicy, and estery character, along with a good deal of maltiness. However, the high alcohol could come off harshly and it was not the smoothest body. Decent, I would probably get it again if it was a good deal.

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Photo of Manthon
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yrobeson
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a bright white head when poured aggressively. Smell is sliced well with hints of coriander, clove and banana. Initial taste is sweet with those wonderful flavors but maintains a boozy feel throughout. The mouthfeel is not as heavy as expected. Overall, this is an awesome brew and can't wait to try it from a growler

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,411 ratings