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style
RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6176) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2004
A small white head sits atop a hazy, straw gold body. Aroma of grass and malt, little alcohol. Flavor is a bit too tart, very sharp and not lasting. Better Tripels Ive had coat the mouth, but this is just one bite that fades too fast. Finish is bland and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Aroma is apples, alcohol, nutmeg, and other spices with a little alcohol. No head, but nice foggy orange and gold body. Taste is alcohol, dried fruit, and slightly nutty. A pretty good tripel, just lacks complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Smells strongly of clove, some orange and lemony yeast. Maltier than I expected and this is a good thing. Tart with dark fruits and a meaty toasty finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2004
This is a Tripel? I didnt know that until looking it up on ratebeer, but I should have guessed from the Monks. Its an ok tripel I suppose, but not great compared to a lot of the imported ones, but hey, its cheaper than those and pretty good so why not give it a try

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Appearance: bright, but hazy orangey hue, with a very brief, very short head. Aroma: spicy, fruity, sweet, and just a touch sour, delicious, wonderful. Taste: tasty, bright, fruity, medium-bodied, light malt, good hops, fine balance. Good flavor, great-big, tasty, yummy...however, if its a Duvel-clone theyre going for, and it tastes like it, theyve loaded a few hops too short for their aim to be true...a bit too sugary, too fruity, lacking a certain zest and zing to carry it through...an admirable stab at the style, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Cloudy orange with a creamy looking, slightly off-white head. Spicy aroma with hints of yeast, pepper and citrus. Flavor is rather yeasty with a peppery and citrus middle, some sweet and citrus near the end and a very smooth finish. Not much of an aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel and hides the alcohol very well.


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