5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours hazy golden, tiny milky white head, active carbonation, and so-so lacing. Belgian yeasts and candi sugar on the nose. Seems true to style by aroma at least, bready/yeasty with some clove. Bready/yeasty up front, slightly sweet, but somehow turning rather sour towards the finish. A slight band-aid tinge in the aftertaste. While the sourness doesn't last long, its enough to throw it off. I like the fact its not as heavy as others, but the finish needs some work. The 9.3% ABV is well hidden though. Thanks goes out to austinpowers for the trade!
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mirky golden color with a short lived white somewhat lacy head. Fruity aroma. Rather sweet and fruity tasting with a less than expected malty or yeasty component. Finishes wet, sweet, noticeably sour, and mildly bitter. Good if you are in the mood for sweet and sour. Otherwise not one of the best tripels.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good triple. Belgian dubbels and triples are not my favorite styles, but I have to commend Weyerbacher on this brew. It's super malty, very alcoholic, and has overtones of citrus, yeast, sugar candy, and riesling. I found it to be too sweet and a little cloying, but I respect what they have accomplished with this one. I laid 6 down, and I will re-rate after a year or so.
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a three-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves a good lace. Cloudy, golden amber color. Good carbonation. Nose is hoppy; Starts with a good balance of malts and hops, finishes crisp and clean with some hoppy aftertaste. $2.10 for a 12oz bottle.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours tranparent blonde with mild haziness. Pours virtually flat with a very small and very brief white head. Um, something is definitely wrong here. Sour aroma, flat flat and flat...tastes like a pilsener. Something definitely wrong here. I will need to re-rate this thing. I will give it a token "average" rating in the meantime.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Cloudy tangerine color with above average head. Classic Belgian bread aroma. Flavors of candy, bananas and yeast. A great take by an American brewery to make a Belgian Triple.
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Merry Monk is a good looking cloudy, golden ale. Initial aroma is sour and the tartness is evident throughout sampling this beer. Not a bad beer, but not a good triple.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy honey color with a thick white head of foam that settles down to a thin layer. Yeast is prominent in the aroma along with clove and a slight citrus. Creamy mouthfeel that is very effervescent and crisp which is true to the style. Alcohol is well hidden in this ale which is always a good thing. Flavor is very wheat malt like. Almost a cross between a Wit and a Tripel. Pleasant none the less. Overall a really well made Tripel and one I'd drink again if given the chance.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the worst out out of the big beer sampler..but I'm not a big fan of golden ale's in general...good % though
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cidery sour aroma. Taste is like a ligher lambic, appley, lightly sour, moderately dry with hints of lemon and finishes lightly bitter.