Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
2,362 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: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- cloudy straw yellow body, lots of carbonation, very small white head that almost disappears leaving very little lacing.

s- the Belgian yeast is most prominent, banana and lemon notes, very faint hint of hops, and sweet malt finish.

t- the fruity Belgian yeast dominates followed by a hint of booze, nice and sweet, a hint of possibly wheat, sweet lingering finish.

m- pleasant medium body, alcohol is very well hidden, dry sweetness left on the tongue.

o- a very nice triple, i really like the flavor of the yeast, very fruity and sweet, i could see how this is rated one of the top triples in the world.

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

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - hazed golden color with a white head that stayed a thin layer fueled by lots of carbonation bubbles rising.

S - banana, clove, baseball card bubblegum.

T - all the things in the aroma as well as some citrus tartness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with crisp carbonation, easy to drink.

O - nice example of the style.

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A: Sparkling golden color with a pure white one finger head. The high carbonation is very apparent in the glass.
S: Spicy, pepper, very belgian
T: Lots of belgian spice, some definite fruitiness (banana?), a little bit of alcohol heat, but not unpleasant.
M: Slightly round with a ton of carbonation to keep things from becoming cloying.
O: Well, they got a lot of belgian character in this bottle, very true to style,

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,362 ratings.
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