Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
2,354 Ratings
Merry MonksMerry Monks

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with an orange tint. The color of blush on an apricot. A finger of foam that fell slowly to a thin skin on top. Good retention and lace. Nose is malt bread, caramel, banana and pear. Some apple, raisin and yeast to round it out. Bubblegum and clove, pepper and faint floral. Malt deepens with a little bread as it warms. Taste is banana, pear, a little acidic, pale malt and honey, a little pepper and spice on the back palate. Clove really comes to the palate as it warms. Body is light and mouthfeel is creamy but a little heavy. A touch of grass brings the hops to the palate in the finish as the alcohol leaves warmth and dryness to offset the juicy fruitiness. It’s a little tart and tangy but the bread is amazing and full which both contribute to it’s heaviness. I thought it was a good tripel. Not quite subtle but well done nonetheless. After all a tripel is for sipping not slurping.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber(ish). About a finger of bubbly head. Lots of tiny streams of carbonation. Some lacing

Smell: Biscuits and honey. Pepper and grain. Tropical fruits. Of course there's a big funky Belgian yeast aroma. Almost a cellar-like smell. Pretty darn good

Taste: Fruity esters dominate at first. White grapes and apples in the foreground. Subdued pears and pineapple. Faint peach and hints of bananas throughout. As it warms the spiciness takes over. Pepper and warming alcohol. Spicy Belgian yeast. Sweet malt finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied. Rich. Wine-like. Feels a little

Overall: Not the greatest tripel but it's a good beer. Complex. Worth a try

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,354 ratings.
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