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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)
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Reviews by gshak:
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gshak

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottling date on the 22 oz bottle. Poured into my goblet:
A - pours flat and no discernible head...highly unusual for a belgian beer of any kind.
S - this is where it is coming undone for me. Smells like wet hay, cloves, and some musty dank earth. Even for a saison this would only be passable, and for a tripel, nearly damning. Where are the aromas of bananas, coriander, bubblegum, spices? Unclear whether it's just my bottle or if it's the beer - but this sure is unimpressive.
T - saison-like funk and earth.
M - medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
O - worth a shot if only for the price. There are better pours even at this price point...

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 20:54:05 | More by gshak
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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.

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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.

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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.

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