notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with minimal head - aroma of vanilla, wood, bourbon, quite evident alcohol - flavor has a moderate tartness up front that cuts the typical tripel sweetness - the barrel aging has left a rather understated woodiness, unlike the other Weyerbacher barrel-aged Iíve had - lots of white wine-like characteristics - muscat grapes - a little malty grain flavor in the otherwise thin, vinous finish reminds you that this is beer - a decent effort, and much more subtle than a lot of their other special offerings.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Clear dark piss yellow colored ale. No head, thin lacing. Rich sweet, woody aroma. Taste is close to a slightly fizzy barley chardonnay - beer yes, but lots of oak and serious wine. Still heavy and sweet, but winey sweet, not barley sweet.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden pour that settles into a nice golden body. Fizzy white head. Light lacing. Burst of bourbon/vanilla really hits you initially. Somewhat champagne-like. There are some fruity/estery notes underneath. Creamy on the palate. Sweet malt and the vanilla/oak/bourbon thing seem to work pretty well in this one. Nice apple flavors in there, too. I liked this better than the other two Weyerbacher barrel aged beers.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color on this beer is a nice cloudy gold, looks almost like a honey mead. When poured it forms anice full white head. It offers a rich floral aroma showing characteristics of raisin, honey, sweet malt and pepper. The flavor is rather subtle or at least subtler than Heresy or Insanity. The oak barrel aging gave this beer a rich smoothness like that of a barleywine. Flavors of raisins, apples, camomile. The oak does show up towards the end of the taste. This is a tremendous beer rich, complex and very delicious
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy golden body with a thick white creamy head. Sweet aroma of light citrus and flavor reminded me of a light sugary white wine. Touch of vanilla flavor and a light fruity finish that blended well with bread.
TomDecapolis (4338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Merry Monks is a rather average triple in my opinion. Prophecy was a bit better. It feel the Oak Aging added a little something to this one. The aroma had a white wine feel to it.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another adventure from Weyerbacher. After having had a few samples, Iím beginning to think that Tripels should not be subjected to oak. At least this much oak. Nice golden appearance, decent fading head. Aroma, across the room, was of sweaty socks. This was clearly the tannic oak coming through, but nonetheless, sweaty gym socks. Egads. Flavors were of sweet cherry, and licking the side of an old barn door. Specifically an oak barn door. Just too much for me in the end. Cut the oak treatment by 3/4, and this could have been delectable. Reminds me of the overly oaked chards coming out of Cali wineries right now. Leave it alone a bit and let the beer speak for itself a hair. Now that Iím done bitching, huge props to Weyerbach for laying it on the line and experimenting a bit. Always fascinating to see how different treatments affect a beer.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whenever I see a new Weyerbacher, I get all warm inside, and this beer seems to help continue my liking for those crazy folks in Easton. Aroma is candy sugar, banana, citrus, and some light wood sweetness. For some reason this reminds me of a damn forest in the morning, full of sugar, and with lots of fruit. Ok, so not much like the whole woods thing, but what do I know. Flavor is buttery at first, then some sweetness and a malty wood tinted finish. Palate is a bit of a one punch though, it seems to be carried by the carbonation, and that makes it a little bit forced, but still, enjoyable. Wonderful stuff.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome aroma - sweet malt and vanilla oak. Light golden body, great head and lacing. Taste started off as a nice malty tripel and finished woody and dry. Palate was not exactly thin, but lacked "oomph". Very very good.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy golden yellow color. buttery/artificial butterscotch aroma. flavor is butterscotch sweet, a little acidic, a little dry. slight alcohol heat but well hidden. thanks to whover brought this at JimMack04ís!