oldthumper (11) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2017 rollinsr (817) - Atlanta, - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with head that barely lasts 5 seconds. Aroma is typical for the style with a lot of bananas and cloves that remind of the banana flavored Runts candy once the head has dissipated. Flavor is initially very similar to the aroma but then the spices and alcohol really kick in to create a relatively powerful bite that slowly evaporates and leaves you with smooth banana afterthought. Pretty good.
Bottle from Total Wine. The monk on the label urging silence has been replaced by two monks carrying a barrel. Beer pours expectantly with great head that dissipates quickly. Aroma signals it's big on alcohol, but taste is a big disappointment. Cloying candi-sugar sweetness, in-your-face clove phenolics and harsh back-of-the palate bitterness doesn't bring the right balance to make it a worthy BelgianTrippel. eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Currently enjoying my fourth bottle (on a fourth separate occasion! lol) from a six pack of this my wife picked up for me a few weeks ago, had not previously had a beer from Weyerbacher in years. This brew is true to style from start to finish, with notes of bubblegum and candy on the nose, but in a distinctly clean and fresh - rather than musty and rustic - way. The flavor features clove and other spices along with a soft fruity note of pear and green apple. Notes of banana also, as described. Dry - rather than syrupy - estery notes, with a mild warming booziness in the finish. Distinctly pear fruit aftertaste. Just an impressive rendition of the style, especially considering it is a relatively mass-produced brew. Well-executed, approachable, drinkable, this Belgian tripel is comparable to Victory's Golden Monkey, and subjectively at least I do prefer this. The smooth natural bottle-conditioned carbonation really is exquisite! Highly recommended! Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Keg at Euston tap west. Pours clear golden, nose is caramel, sweet toffee, floral, light spice, taste is sweet, chewy caramel, floral, little varnish. pkbites (981) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle. Pour is somewhat unimpressive. Little head and no lacing. Aroma is impossible to review. Fruit? Golden kaluba? Hard to pinpoint. Alcohol is undetectable. A slight sourness in the beginning. Gumball penny arcade. That candy coating attacked by a sour sweet tart? Then some flatness. I had a big question mark over my skullcap as I drank it. The lack of alcohol was prominent as it was strong. But there was some warming up in the olfactory. Flirting with genius. Almost....there. 05barnold (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Drank from the bottle. Great triple. Fantastic high ABV beer. Would absolutely purchase and drink again.
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drsordr (2864) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Draft to snifter at Cappy’s pour avg gold with thin white head. Nose sweet malt, Belgian ester, bubble gum, banana. Taste sweeter flavors, fruits, esters, and some balancing malt. Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2017
From tap. Pours clear gold with two fingers of fluffy white head. Nice Belgian yeast nose, lightly funky fruit. Flavors are banana, clove spice, yeast. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, medium length finish. Holds the alcohol well for 9% oobawa (1738) - Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2017
Not sure what’s going on with this Tripel, but there’s a strong medicinal sweetness soaking through all other aspects of the pint, combining with the sugar to give it a banana Ny-Quil flavor I’m not enjoying too much. Not a dealbreaker; the normal grassy, sunny notes mix with mild green apple for a pleasant brightness, and the finish is somewhat dry. But the banana weirdness makes it a bit hard to get through. irishfist18 (16) - - APR 5, 2017
May be the best tripel i’ve ever had.amazingly sessionable for such a big beer.great balance of malt and hops.being from the easton pa area i have been on their brewery tour and have tried almost every release,and merry monks is the best..its too bad their other beers are so foul and most of the guys employed there are such pompus arrogant snobs. meccahh69lol (353) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2017
This beer is smooth as fuu. Pours golden and very cloudy. Has a very soft, creamy, and pillowy palate, with a sweet taste of apricot. The 9.3% is completely hidden- not even a hint of alcohol. Have seen it in the store and was slightly creeped out by the weird monk shushing me (NO YOU SHUSH) but ordered it in the bar and it was my favorite of the four of the night. Gonna have to ignore the creepy susher and pick up one of these next time I see it!!