Merry Monks | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 2,386 |  Reviews: 814
Photo of rdilauro
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful golden pour with a creamy head. Not much of a bouquet, but once I tasted it, I was over joyed. It was crisp, full, big with big tons of tropical fruits.

The taste was long lasting and the aftertaste was just a nice as the start.

I really enjoyed everything about this one. Nothing really outstanding in specific tastes or aromas, but just really well balanced.

It is definitely making tripels a big fan of mine now

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Photo of Trombone69
4.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just love this beer. Excellent creamy mouth-feel, complex flavors. Beautiful.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured in to a Corsendonk tulip glass

Cloudy dark straw/orange color. Active bubbles. 2 finger fluffy white head that fell in to a nice rockiness.

Strong clove with a quick sting of alcohol. Some banana and bready malts to follow. Light yeast to round out the aroma.

Clove and some pepper are very pronounced and up front. Sweet, bready backbone with a bit of fruitiness throughout. Mellow and semi-yeasty finish. Booze does peak out at times, but there is enough going on flavor-wise that it masks it pretty well.

Medium bodied and a pretty high carbonation, but still very smooth. You do get some alcohol warmth which is the only way that the beer alludes to it's ABV.

Very enjoyable take on a Belgian triple that is too drinkable for it's own good.

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Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of pgaveau
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of evilkalla
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into a chalice.

A: Clear golden pale yellow/copper with half an inch of head. Medium level of carbonation. Not really lacing the glass up that much.

S: Pale malts and strong belgian yeast. Spot-on for a tripel.

T: Big malt and bready, belgian yeast flavor, with a slight alcohol burn to it. Pretty well balanced.

M: More carbonation than the appearance led on. Just enough to bite into the mouth. Very good.

O: A pretty good tripel. I picked this up on a whim and I'm glad I did. Would buy again.

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Photo of JayMillerWild
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of oldsmuggler
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of emanuelferritis
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of NODAK
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose on this one is of serious bubble gum and banana. I even exclaimed to my wife just how sweet and bubble gum the aroma was. Very sweet, even for style.

Pours a dark golden color in my Chimay glass with a decent head with fair lasting power.

Taste is quite sweet, even for a tripel. One of the sweetest ones I've ever had, in fact. Bubble gum and banana is all over the place here. Also, cloves are noted though certainly in the background...and a little bit of heat shows up as well to show that this isn't a weak beer. At 9.3 percent ABV, it isn't a surprise how thick this beer is on the tongue. Just a twinge of hops at the finish, but very minor.

Honestly, one of my favorites in the style. I really love the sweetness, thickness and spice in this one. Great rendition of style.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a tuliup glass. Pours a bright straw yellow capped by a foamy white head with ok retention. Head reduces to a light lacing cap. Light biscuit and clove in the nose. Taste is clove, clove and more clove, slight biscuit, grass, and the alchohol becomes noticable as it warms. Mouth is full bodied and quite a sipper.

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Photo of Fermenticusrex
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Rschis16
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright and hazy golden-yellow hue with tons of carbonation visible rising to the top. Big two finger head off a pretty slow pour that dissapates at a medium speed to a thick sea foam sheet, white in color. The smell is strongly of overripe banana, clove, and peppery spices. Very aromatic and lovely to put your nose into.

Plenty of banana and clove in the taste as well, the clove having a nice but not overpowering spiciness to it. Other peppery spices come in as well, making for a playful palate that has a nice balance of sweet overripe banana-like flavors and peppery, dry flavors. This dynamic makes for a superbly drinkable tripel that has plenty of flavor in each sip. Sweet and juicy in the front, moving to dry and crisp in the middle and back, making for a dry finish that lingers with clove and peppery flavors and a hint of that banana in the aftertaste. Not an off flavor in this beer, really well made and well-rounded. A thicker, biscuity malt makes for a really nice background that lets the spices and sugars play around on the palate. 9.3% ABV? Really? You can't taste it or sense it much except for a touch on the breath as the excellent flavors overwhelm it.

Very well-crafted brew. Complex, but with a high drinkability. Makes for a great sipper, and definitely worth a buy.

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Photo of ithinkimasofa
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Cannoneer
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured amber honey from a 750 ml bottle.

The expected smell of bread, spice and citrus on the nose.

What sells this beer for me is the taste, though: It IS a merry beer, with the distinct taste of pecans and pie on the first try. The nutty flavor persists throughout and rounds this high-alcohol ale very well. Good ole times come forth and the mind drifts away with the Merry Monk.

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Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of bkaj21
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,386 ratings
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