Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery
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4/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured from a bomber into a schooner. The label states "brewed with organic ingredients". The head is short-lived but does leave a sticky layer of lace. The color is a pale, hazy golden.
Grassy hops, funk and herbal characters dominate. The hops are more apparent than others of this style that I've sampled. The alcohol adds spiciness and warmth but is otherwise well hidden. The funk is corralled somewhat, and the aftertaste is dry and pretty clean for the style. It's perhaps a little viscous compared to Belgian examples.
This beer borders on excellent, and was priced very reasonably at around 6 bucks for the bomber.
08-23-2014 05:46:51 | More by archyquaffer
3.54/5 rDev -2.2%
Bomber poured into a tulip
A- Hazy pale orange/gold. Delicate white head, lays low, but retains well.
S- Boozy fruit, grain, and some Belgian spice.
T- Raisins, spice, booze, and grainy notes.
M- Boozy, light body. Pretty dry finish.
O- Okay. The grain flavor and aroma were a little too much. The booze flavor and aroma aspects could have been subdued some, too.
07-02-2014 12:34:16 | More by BWED
3.33/5 rDev -8%
Picked up a bomber in late March from Total Wine for $3.99.
Beer poured golden with a decent white head on the initial pour.
Nose is malty with hints of fruity esters.
Taste is sweet with a big malt base and no remarkable side characteristics.
Mouthfeel is heavier than normal for the style, feels more like an imperial stout than a tripel.
Overall this beer really does not fit the true tripel style but it does make a decent drinking strong ale.
05-31-2014 02:11:18 | More by arizcards
3.41/5 rDev -5.8%
Although it did have a head and a bit of lace, average is as best I can score it on appearance. Tripels are usually highly carbonated with a giant head, this one is merely average.
Flavor and aroma are more in line with what I'd expect from a tripel. spicy yeasty flavors and notes of clove and banana, black pepper.
Carbonation is smooth and medium, a bit under what I'd expect for a tripel, but in this case it's not a huge liability as the beer still drinks pretty well, and troof be told, the mouthfeel is pretty good.
Overall in the world of tripels, it's not a big stand-out. There are a lot of really badass tripels, and this one ain't really badass. But it's not bad, and honestly failing to stand out in a category that's full of whales isn't a horrible sin. For the price I'm happy with this beer and I'd drink it again when I'm in the mood for a tripel but don't feel like going whaling.
04-29-2014 03:53:02 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.