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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:
-
Reviews:
813
Ratings:
2,373
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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603
Trade:
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Photo of ThirstyBehr
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
date: 11/28/12 - 11/28/14

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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: into a tulip... pale, slightly hazy soft gold, finelt bubbled head about 2-fingers thick slipped into a flimsy film with some arms of lace

S: light orchard fruits and citric, floral hops and yeast

T: lemon, pale malt, bright yeastiness, honey-flavored cough drop sweetness

M: dry, slightly citric astringence, lively carbonation

O: initially taken aback and puckered somewhat, but then eased into it more - warmed well, naturally, and proved a more enjoyable drink than I expected. A good tripel.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle signed by the brewer himself! Bottle served into Green Man snifter. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger extremely slowly. Maintained phenomenal pacing throughout the glass. The aroma wad comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, wheat, spice, banana runts, and subtle sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, wheat, spice, alcohol, and subtle wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The nose on this one was very inviting and quite complex. It had a big sweetness and spiciness going on in it that I really enjoyed. The flavor however was quite hot with alcohol and honestly took me back. Really wish this had not been the case. I would drink this one again in the future but aged quite a bit to let the booze settle out some.

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Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,373 ratings
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