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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel

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BA SCORE
82
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bodybyadam on 01-04-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by corylew:
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corylew

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yeast yellow with a large bubbly head that dies down relatively quickly.

Smells like Belgian banana clove esters sitting next to a punch of piney hops. Wait, what? Hops?

The hop bitterness shows through in the taste. The rest of the flavor is wheaty, malty, and covered in oodles of esters you'd expect from a tripel but what the heck is hop bitterness doing in here?

Mouthfeel is good. Sharp bubbly CO2, light body that goes down easy. Only slightly sweet. Pretty good.

I liked this beer. Don't get me wrong. It was just that sharp hoppy bitterness and alcoholic kick that threw me off in this. Otherwise I did like it. Really, a Belgain Tripel is supposed to be like Oprah Winfrey. Packing a ton, but due to the magic of production hiding it's body. This beer flaunts it's alcohol content in it's flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 05:46:47 | More by corylew
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-19-2014 02:54:16 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-10-2014 22:26:29 | More by Larz_73
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Washington

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-07-2014 01:32:50 | More by Birdsong
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 12:34:16 | More by BWED
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-26-2014 06:14:27 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 03:52:54 | More by Juno_Malone
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 01:11:07 | More by Sound_Explorer
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.6%

06-05-2014 19:46:27 | More by WckdVbz
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2014 11:19:04 | More by SitkaSteve
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-03-2014 14:43:42 | More by rorjets
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arizcards

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 02:11:18 | More by arizcards
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Dylanjf

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 03:43:10 | More by Dylanjf
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-22-2014 23:34:18 | More by Lawl3ss
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-19-2014 03:23:49 | More by DaveRinn
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wisegreensoul

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-01-2014 15:16:38 | More by wisegreensoul
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 03:53:02 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Washington

3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Quite the golden goose when it pours, but that is where it peaks. . . Smell is almost a high note. Very prominent in its fragrant tart flavors. . . Too bad it overwhelms in the same sense for the taste. . . Borderline sour with hints of grapefruit and melon. . .

A wealthier man's poor beer to its own right when you get down to the nitty gritty of it all. . .

Serving type: bottle

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Tennessee

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Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.