Merry Monks, a Belgian-style Tripel by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Merry Monks is a Belgian-style Tripel brewed by Weyerbacher Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this review, the ale was served in a snifter from bottle.

Appearance

Pours a hazy orange with a half-inch cap of white foam that dissipates rapidly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma

The aroma is pleasant with a scent of banana and spices.

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Flavor

The palate is fruity with pear, banana, and spiced with clove and pepper. Its finish is somewhat syrupy with a taste of booze.

Mouthfeel

Effervescent mouthfeel features ample carbonation and is somewhat fuller body than expected. Finishes dryly.

Overall

The Belgian yeast is used nicely in the Merry Monks but the alcohol is overly aggressive.

Recommended Pairings

Weyerbacher recommends the following food pairings with their Merry Monks: poultry, fish, shellfish, paella, vegetable and light pasta dishes.

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