Monk From The Yunk | Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This strong, golden colored ale is brewed with pilsner malt and noble hops, but it is the traditional Belgian strain of yeast that provides the complex aromas of fruit and spice. With a dry finish and a relatively light body, you will find our Belgian Tripel very drinkable for a beer this potent.

Added by mdfb79 on 06-28-2012

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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Hazy orange-amber light rusty colour with 1/4" white head that fizzled to a dusting, some lacing when the glass is tilted.
AR: Brandy and rum soaked fruits like apricots, peaches and raisins. Candi sugar, honey, caramel, a hint of Belgian yeast (but not much) and spices (clove, orange peel). There's also a hint of banana chips. Smells like it's going to be pretty sweet.
T: Pretty much follows the nose though the fruits aren't as prominent in the flavour as the aroma and the yeast is stronger, especially on the finish. There's more of a bready/doughy taste that wasn't detected in the nose. I am wishing this had more assertive spices in the taste (especially pepper) to add another dimension to the flavour. There's some faint herbal hops in the aftertaste.
M: Medium body, a little creamy and smooth. Mild carbonation. Finish is a bit dry on the tongue but it coats your teeth and cheeks with a bit of sweetness.
OV: A decent take on a Belgian Tripel. I do think if the spices in this were amped up it would be better. Worth trying.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TTripp725
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange with a a minimal white head. The aroma is full of hops and malt with some citrus tossed in. The flavor is big on citrus with hops. This is a really good beer and it hides the ABV extremely well.

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Photo of tkolterman
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy to drink, good Philly beer.
Nice carbonation level. Little to sweet for me.
Not boozy considering it's a freak 9.
I'd by it again. Got this one at Roger Wilco in Pennsauken.
Enjoyed it...... the 9% buzz is kicking in LOL.

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Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a semi-hazy glossy orange color with less than a finger’s worth of white foaminess. Lacing concaves nicely along the sides. The smell starts off with an iced apple to sweet citrus. Light mango, pineapple opens up once it warms. Belgian spices show their presence nicely. The taste is well balanced between the spice and the sweet and also leads into the aftertaste nicely. The finish is semi-sweet but barely there. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seems slightly under, but the spices seem to take care of the slight lack. Belgian sweet stickiness rolls over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Tripel that I would have again.

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Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some yeast. Taste is alcohol, not well hidden, fruits, spice, yeast, a bit more alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Ryften
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Weathered orange with a fair clarity of slight haze shows a soft rise of effervesce. Skim, milky coating for head coverage doesnt last long giving way to a washy surface. Stingy lacing.

S: Aroma of golden hops, spicy, mixes with a sweetness from the malt with a warming glow of honey-orange spiciness. Background fruitiness of honey dew and bananas from the yeast.

T: Warming sweetness for flavor, deep honey-orange, citrus, bananas, pear and a warming of flowery hop spiciness. Flowery grapefruit sneaks through, toasted malt with a syrupy like delivery, goldent sultanes, honey dew fruitiness and a small touch of dry rum alcohol warmth for a finish. :

M: Syrupy body, usually like my tripels with a bit of a crisp kick, this is laid back, full bodied with a settled warm spiciness lying on the tongue thereafter.

O: Overall a nice spiciness, not bright, but rather warming background ambience. Everything from the alcohol, spices, malt and yeast is so evently balanced it makes for one harmonous drinking experience that you just may forget or notice this is 9.0%. Despite a weak visual and small aromatic appeal the flavor makes up amends for a worthy try.

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Photo of Lambdon
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

Good golden dark body color, nearly crystal clear shiny and just beaming through the glass. Excellent roaring carbonation in the centre reaching up to a nice controlled easy two finger fluffy and white head. Head is coating the glass in a bowled puck, with lots of great staying power. Just about as good as a tripel can get. Fantastic looking brew.

Aroma seems to go more wine like than phenolic and spicy. Light fruit tones of white wine grape, with tinge of sourness (but not infection). Slight bready and faint honey tones of malt mixing in with some simple sucrose qualities. Decent and solid nose.

Palate sticks to basics. Quite a different expectation from the nose. Spicy mid palate with some phenolic heat of clove but also tinges of alcohol. Bready soft finish, with a lighter flavor but some almost herbal hop angles and a touch medicinal.

A decent but basic tripel, with a bit more tinges of booze that makes a little bit distracting on the palate. Still drinkable with some excellent qualities.

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Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with lots of fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and a thin head coating the surface, some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of spices, Belgian yeast, and bananas are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has some hints of candi sugars—these don't contribute any sweetness—but you can get a sense that this tripel has some underlying alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Not much dryness is perceptible.
O: This is a pretty good American representation of a Belgian beer style. It does a good job at masking the alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of techdiver
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great initial carbonation, minimal lacing. Balance could be improved with a maltier profile, but that may just be my preference for Belgian strong dark ales.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paleoplant
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beans923
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Monk From The Yunk from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 85 ratings