RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Formerly Weyerbacher Belgian Triple.
At Weyerbacher we've recreated a Belgian Trippel without limitation. We use premium Pilsener malts, candi-sugar, and yeast strains- all imported from Belgium. To be true to the style, our Trippel is bottle conditioned. This means we add a bit of candi-sugar and yeast just prior to bottling. This imparts a special effervescence to the beer, a creamier carbonation, and also extends the shelf life. The on-going 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 degrees F- and away from light.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is combination of sour and sweet apple. Pours an orangish-gold with a fizzy head that diminishes quickly. Apple and some grassy flavors. Grassiness diminishes in the finish and the sweetness intensifies. Has a Euro-lager flavor and bitterness in the finish. Lots of carbonation. Very dissapointed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle, many thanks to slob! Pours slightly hazy, light golden orange with a large white head that diminishes mostly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is frutiy-yeasty, banana, ripe pear, sweet bread and spice. Flavor comes on strong, initially sweet and fruity, with a strong tartness and alcohol presence toward the finish and a lingering sourdough aftertaste - a little unbalanced. Medium body and assertibe carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
Strong fruity aroma with plenty of sweet candy sugar and some light notes of alcohol. Hazy yellow straw coloured with fizzy white head that diminishes to thin cover. Sweet and fruity with light phenolics in the finish and a fair bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is present in the flavour and also as a warming sensation. Fizzy carbonation is disappointing and texture is creamy if a bit oily. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle. Golden yellow body, smallish white head. Sweet alcohol dominates the aroma. In the flavour, sweet malt gives way to a pushy dry alcohol. Touch of fruitness. Average palate. Disappointing, since I have high hopes for Weyerbacher stuff. Id rather have a Blithering Idiot though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Outstanding hazy Gold-blond beer with a fine white fluffy froth. Very elegant aromas of soft spices, fresh stonefruits, some pinewood and nice malt aromas. Nose is a little sweet and has an outstanding freshness. The taste is very fine and has an outstanding tingling fruity frechness in the mouth. For all that high Alc Vol of 9,3% it is still a very refined brew. In the taste you can notice hints of malts, soft spices, some pepper, fresh fruits, like apricots and peaches, almonds, cassondade sugar, even some fresh mint and cakes. In the aftertaste you can notice an elegant alcohol touch that turns into an excellent sharp freshness that lingers on for minutes. I realy like this one and it makes my mouth water. I like to thank EYEDRINKALE for sending me this very original beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Very sweet and candy-like nose. There is no shortage of candi sugars in the flavor either, starting sweet and rich but thins out and is rather warming in the aftertaste. Missing the yeasty presence of many other similar brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2004
11.11.04 12oz bottle. Ive had many of this beer looking for the one that hits the money. Maybe that bottle isnt out there. Thick looking golden with small head and no lace. Aromas of bubblegum and fruit salad and melting sugar. Falvors of limp fruits, some banana, some old citrus, nothing fresh of vibrant. Mulchy grass. Not at all exciting and maybe even overrated at a mediocre 3.5. A major disappointment to me from a favorite brewer. Palate sticky, sweet, and flat. A real let-down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
The Candi Sugar and yeast are that of a Belgian Trippel, but everything else is so simple that there is little reason to get excited. The flavor was alcoholic and the finish carried the heat...equally as disappointing as the Weyerbacher Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 (bottle, sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm) Slithgly hazy apearnace with a orange colour. Almost no head. Clean aroma of oranges, wet grass and candid sugar. Oranges, herbs, grass and sugar in flavour. Sweet orangey aftertaste with hints of herbs and sugar. Ok tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
Merry Monks appears a totally clear dark gold with minimal head that sadly completely fades out after 10 seconds and then looks a bit dull. Expressive yeast on the nose reminds of raw pie crust. Good fruit esters range (melon, banana, mango). Floral and spicy(mint, jasmine) hops somehow manage to leave an impression despite all the other things happening while the aroma is not all that intense. Sweet initial taste, but theres a firm hoppiness developping in a perfumey and herbal way, almost grassy. I dont know why I dont like it more, but the hypothesis is just the huge competition level in this particular style where you need big demarcative aspects (mostly complexity, appearance and balance) to be at the top. This one gives me the impression of a balanced ale with well contained alcohol which makes for a very decent american take on the style despite lousy looks. It was perhaps a tad overexpressive on the yeast though.

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