I’d normally rate this lower strictly because Merry Monks is a behemoth and tips the scales at 9.3% ABV, but this beast was wrestled down and turned into a whining submissive puppy in less than 6 seconds. It was smooth as hell and I threw it back like it was nothing, maybe that’s just something we’re gaining with experience…this may not be so easy for the chugging rookies
How Much: 7
This 6-pack pulled $12.99 out of my wallet. I’m not loving that, and I’m not hating it. This beer made it’s way onto the Team Chug Approved list, so it’s allowed to have a little higher price tag
Ahhh yes, taste, the bread and butter here at Team Chug. Merry Monks claims to be a Belgian-style Tripel, and I’ve had a ton of Belgian Tripels before that claim to be the best new beer on the block, so no big deal right? Wrong. This beer quickly worked it’s way into my personal top 5 Belgian list (I don’t keep an actual list, but shit man, this is good). This tastes like a banana cream pie with that classic peppery spice kick at the end that you’re expecting in a Belgian. Smooth as all hell, fairly dry, and outstandingly delicious. If any beer deserves the Team Chug Stamp of Approval, it’s Merry Monks. Stamped!
Unfortunately for most (fortunately for me) Weyerbacher Brewing distributes this gem to 18 states year-round, basically all along the east coast
Overall Rating: 9.1
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