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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3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 750ml corked and caged bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a Forestinne branded tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: Hazed honey-like hue with a weak thin head that dissipates before the first sip with no lacing what so ever.

S: Booze, booze and more booze - what manages to come through is crackery malt, cloves and coriander, brown sugar and banana bubble gum.

T: On point with the nose though the booze is on the finish instead of the dominant aspect in the flavor. There's a bit more going on here too - some pear and vanilla mixed with an interesting Belgian yeast strain.

M: Mouthful is weak and watery - it wants to be medium-bodied but just doesn't quite get there - could benefit from more carbonation as well.

Very unimpressive offering from one of my favorite East Coast breweries...and Tripel's are one of my cherished styles - totally out of balance and just too boozy all around and really just not that good when compared to the better of the same style out there. Wished I had liked it more, but just didn't.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow-gold with two fingers of off-white head that quickly recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Some Belgian spices up front followed by lots of bubblegum and candy sugar aromas. Sweet bready notes along with light fruit aromas bring up the finish.

T: Belgian spices at first again before candy sugar and bubblegum flavors take over. Pear and white grape flavors, along with some floral notes, follow with a finish of slightly bitter yeast with just a little alcohol burn. Quite tasty.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer has a spritzy feel to it that helps make up for the slightly underattenuated body.

O: A good tripel, overall, especially from an American brewery. It is pretty unattractive looking and could use a lighter body, but it's quite tasty.

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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Merry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,408 ratings