Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
2,364 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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A- Slightly hazy light golden-orange body out of the 12oz bottle. A foamy white head forms to a few fingers high with big bubbles where it contacts the glass and fine ones in the middle. Head retention is nice and clouds of lace coat the glass.

S- Phenolic and ester compounds dominate the aroma upon first sniffing. Banana and lemon/orange peel are particularly noticeable. Pepper, spice and slight yeast bread hints. Floral and herbal.

T- Things change pretty somewhat for me here. The yeast gets really spicy and fruity (apple, grape, pear, slight peach) and alcohol comes into play. A good deal of banana with some pepper, citrus zest and floral qualities lingering in the finish. Flavors remind me of spicy hops but could also be yeast byproducts. Somewhat sweet and just a bit of cracked grain hints.

MF- Creamy body with a medium thickness. Carbonation is high but very silky and the finish brings some alcohol warmth and bitterness.

Flavor is extremely fruit forward and spicy as well. I admire the complexity but some sips feel a bit harsh and a bit more balance is needed. Perhaps some age would do good.

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,364 ratings.
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