Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery
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4.72/5 rDev +30.4%
My new favorite tripel!
This had everything I look for in a tripel. Some bubble-gummy sweetness, a hoppy dryness, good carbonation, and a color that's not too light. So maybe I lean toward the American-style tripel, but to be honest, I've enjoyed American tripels better than most Belgian tripels, with a few exceptions. (But maybe that could be said for most beer styles, at least for me.)
Some tripels leave me wondering... sometimes they're a bit wheaty, or too hoppy, or just a bit bland ("golden" in my mind), but this one left no wonder. It was a tripel, without a doubt, the whole package. I liked it a lot, and was left wanting more than the 22 oz I had. It reminded me why I had enjoyed my past visits to the Pike so much.
08-25-2011 05:24:46 | More by HighCarbDiet
4.55/5 rDev +25.7%
I liked this from a bottle, but the stuff that I had last night, from a keg, was spectacular!
Slightly hazy appearance, but not distractingly so. Lovely amber color.
Smelled terrific. Mostly yeast, but some sweeter notes as well.
The taste was out of this world! A party in my mouth. Candy sweet, followed by a yeast burst, followed by a touch of bitterness.
The brew was on the thick side, and it worked well with the alcohol level and the style.
Overall it was a near perfect brew, losing only a few points on appearance and smell but that's a subjective thing.
Highly recommended by me!
01-12-2012 22:41:36 | More by MAB
4.48/5 rDev +23.8%
Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and persistent lace.
S: Belgian yeast aroma with a fruity background.
T: Sweet Belgian candi and yeast flavor. Fruity background with hints of honey.
M: Medium body and carbonation.
O: One of the best tripels I’ve ever had. Worth a try and then some.
10-31-2012 01:21:22 | More by ckollias
4.33/5 rDev +19.6%
Pours a deep golden amber. Big honey, malt and fruit nose; hints of light white bread yeast and a hint of whisky-nice nose.
Mouthfeel is big, rich and full. Initial flavors of grapefruit/hop and hints of whiskey. Flavors progress to honey and Belgian fruit/candi sugar/malt.
This is a rich and full flavored Belgian style brew that is complex and very appealing. Rich fruit, layers of malt, carmel and light coffee.
A winner; tie for my favorite Pike.
09-05-2009 20:52:32 | More by GRG1313
4.33/5 rDev +19.6%
A: pours an attractive cloudy pale straw color with an off-white head then settles to a pleasant thin foam.
S: powerful and I mean powerful fruit scent comes off this thing and it is a clean fruitiness, apricot, spice, yeast, fresh bread, banana, raisin, winter holidays... it goes on. A beautiful and warm aroma.
T: immediate spiciness and brown sugar, dark caramel, banana, heavy baked good like scones or biscuits, with a bitter punch that sneaks up on you in the end.
M: very comforting. A low end level of carbo makes it more real, and the liquid is just thick enough to have the body to stand up to its potent flavors and yet it is not sticky. Superb.
O: What can be said? This ale is a winner. Pike has done a fantastic take on this traditional style. It's got a bit more muscle and a little less grace than many higher end European varieties, but that is keeping with the American style.
08-30-2011 06:39:48 | More by Chyren
4.28/5 rDev +18.2%
Poured into a pint glass from a bomber.
In spite of aggressive pour, there was little head and what there was, dissipated quickly. Appearance was a foggy golden color that was very appealing to the eye.
I have little experience with Tripels so I don't have a point of comparison but I can say that it was very enjoyable and I had to restrain myself from drinking it too quickly.
A very enjoyable beer with a sneaky kick.
07-05-2010 03:31:45 | More by NWer
4.21/5 rDev +16.3%
Appearance - Slightly hazy, deep golden color. Light head, nice retention.
Smell - Floral notes, fruity, banana aroma. Slight malty smell.
Taste - Sweet in the front, slightly bitter in the back.
Mouthfeel - good.
A fine American made example of the style. For a 9% ABV, the alcohol taste in not really noticeable.
05-05-2013 02:15:29 | More by Photozombies
4.18/5 rDev +15.5%
this is a 9% tripel-style
normally i don't like pike beers, but this was priced right around $4 for the bomber, so i went for it.
see-thru golden pour with adequate carbonation, not much in terms of lasting foam. classic tripel aroma with hints of lemon, honey, and the unibroue factory. very pleasant and familiar nose. nice weight but perhaps a bit undercarbonated on the tongue. slightly toasty malty blonde flavors hit first, with a big spice of belgian yeastiness and surprising (but welcome) bitter closer. warmth brings some peppery goodness, some definite raspberryish flavors as well as a boozy depth to the initial honey note.
the best pike beer i've had, hands down.
07-16-2009 04:08:09 | More by goodbyeohio
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
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