Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
2,348 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Cork was difficult to undo, but eventually got it...with a corkscrew.

A= Murky amber honey, with some yeast strains lingering. Pours a frothy, generous head with decent lace. Fizzles down nicely to a thin layer of lace.

S= Citrus, pepper, banana, pear. Good amount of spiced yeast. The only negative I might add is an after note of alcohol in the nose, which can mask the other flavor components. Might just be a result of the corking problem, though.

T= Citrus, a nice sweetness. Mild to moderate malt notes. Undertones of apple and pear, slight hint of clove and brown sugar. Definitely strong spice, and subtle sweetness that rounds out a bit of the sharpness from the alcohol.

M= Good carbonation, medium-bodied.

0= Very nice for a Tripel style. One of the better ones I've had, particularly from North-Eastern breweries.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Hazy amber with a finger of white head. Head retention is good, and the lacing is nice enough to look at.

S- malt, banana, pear, raisin, spicy yeast. There is also a touch of black pepper on the back end.

T- Tart, with notes of apple and banana. The finish fades into a slight hop bitterness accompanied by spicy yeast.

M- Light bodied with overly aggressive carbonation. Sticky. Not a fan.

O- Not my favorite.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the W Hotel Bar in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium straw yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation, lots of fine white particles in suspension, and golden yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts with stronger aromas of light fruits (apple, pear, and peach) as well as banana and spicy yeast.

T: Very similar to the smell, the taste of this beer has some light to moderate pale malts upfront with some light fruit sweetness - pear, apple, and peach. There are strong flavors of banana along with just a touch of spicy yeast. Overall this beer is really quite sweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy, this beer really coats the inside of your mouth and tongue.

O: Overall this is a pretty nice American example of the Tripel style and the rather significant ABV is pretty well hidden. Much more of a sipping beer but an enjoyable one.

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,348 ratings.
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