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 (2000) - 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.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First review on RB:
At the pour, I was intimidated by the strong alcoholic aroma and the excessive "junk" at the bottom of the bottle. I soon realized these both contributed to a full, round, satisfying flavor. There is a bit of banana that came through that I could live without. But the sugar I found pleasing. Very good stuff. I look forward to trying the other bottle I purchased in a few months.
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (cobwebs), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately malty (cookie, cereal), with notes of apple, banana, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Odd how different an impression this makes from my first experience. Smells like they used corn in this instead of candy sugar, quite frankly. Almost smells like a malt liquor, and that just ain’t right. Too sweet. Not a fan anymore, and no, this isn’t really a tripel.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured cloudy amber brown with tan head. tasted of a rich, fruity, yeasty sweet but not to sweet malt flavor. finished dry and slightly hoppy. i like this beer but want to taste other triples to compare.
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden with no head. Mildly sweet nose with hints of citrus and banana. A tart bite up front is followed by candi sugar sweetness. Very fruity--apple, grape, pear--and a bit more of a citric hop bite than I'd normally expect for the style. Slightly sticky but not too heavy with slightly biting carbonation. A bit of alcohol dryness comes out in the finish. Definitely a solid Tripel.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Kind of a sweet and sour nose with hints of apricot. Not the most enticing brew to look at. To be honest, I really didn’t like it the first time I had it, but It’s growing on me. Not quite my favorite Belgian, but not horrible.