Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,348 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,348
Reviews:
808
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
581
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the very first Tripels I ever had so I figured I'd go ahead and review it.

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass

The aromas and flavors have lots of pear and spice with a bit of banana.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with the finely bubbled carbonation.

Overall a good workman-like Tripel that I'm glad is local so I can have it again in the future.

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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at warmer-than-normal temp (heated in the car-sorry) in a plastic mug (again, sorry, but that's what was available)

A: opaque, cloudy orange; medium head
S: beautiful pear compote aroma
T: pear, banana, very rich and flavorful; yeasty, not sweet; high ABV comes through

This is an outstanding trippel; I only wished I had chilled it a bit.

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