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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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240 Ratings

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 6
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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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-06-2012 23:51:18 | More by Yoonisaykul
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

08-05-2012 17:04:36 | More by justiceavocado
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2.23/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was hoping for more. Poured a nice inch head. Cloudy like a heffie. Tastes a bit like it was laced with lavender and bubblegum in a bad way.
Overall I would never drink it again. I have had very good beers from Pikes and this was my least favorite.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 01:57:42 | More by aaronbess
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2012 02:20:01 | More by MeanJoe
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-24-2012 22:40:39 | More by schnarr84
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a hazed yellow colour, with a very firm and full head of white. Body is surprisingly thick and weighty: certainly bigger than usual for even a big Belgian beer as this is. Lots of carbonation streaming through however. Looks good overall.

Stacks of bubblegum on the nose: cheap trading card bubblegum at that. Slight hints of lemon and banana, along with, yes, a touch of spice. Overall, it's impressive in its power, and really quite good stylistically overall.

Taste is smooth, with yet more bubblegum and banana, but also with a bunch of spicy esters and phenols giving a touch of wintergreen and biting pepper on the back palate. Again, it's good stuff stylistically. Feel is smooth, but chewy.

Good work. A genuinely solid tripel. My only hesitation is the excess phenolics and the wintergreen character—it'd make it super smooth all over. And that would make it a pretty spectacularly drinkable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 05:12:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-17-2012 04:40:48 | More by astebelton
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2012 07:01:34 | More by iKrystin
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-12-2012 22:01:31 | More by rogerthegill
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North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color; not a particularly impressive head for the style, but it works, I guess, and delivers a smattering of lace

Smell: Wheat bread, candi sugar and some fusel alcohol; has a hint of yeasty funk that was not particularly enticing

Taste: Wheat bread and mostly tropical fruit (papaya, apple and melon), with a building candi sugar aspect; after the swallow, the fusel alcohol hits and brings a harshness that overwhelms

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; has a more American feel than a Belgian

Overall: Well, the price is right, but this beer does not play to Pike's strengths - a rather clumsy attempt at the style

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:07:10 | More by brentk56
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale, golden, very cloudy. Some decent head retention and spotty lacing.

S: Big tropical fruit aroma, cantaloupe, grape bubblegum, a bit of peppery spice. Nice.

T: Big clove flavor, honeydew, and a sort of out of place pine hop flavor that I didn't expect.

M: A bit hot, kind of flat, a little less carbonation I usually like when drinking a tripel.

O: A good tripel for the price ($5 a bomber), but there's too many other good beers in this style more worthy of drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 04:29:50 | More by diamondc
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-29-2012 14:53:54 | More by Zehaeva
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-25-2012 17:34:00 | More by Hopmodium
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color and slightly cloudy, Monks Uncle is a complex brew that starts off with a nose that is fruity and spicy. A good pour produces a nice head of foam, but the larger than average bubbles do not hold together very long.

Taste- wise, this beer offers flavors of Belgian yeast, citrus, and candy. There is some caramel malt flavor hiding behind the fruits and sugar, but these latter tastes are the ones that stand out. The taste of alcohol is also evident, but the fruit and candy are what you remember best.

I like a good Belgian Tripel and I find Monks Uncle a good effort at duplicating this style. It does have some interesting tasting notes and it makes a good beer for those times when you want to sit and sip, and concentrate on the flavors within.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 03:33:33 | More by BryanCarey
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

05-03-2012 23:27:16 | More by wildshire
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

04-24-2012 18:31:18 | More by creez
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-20-2012 21:18:42 | More by JohnBender
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-16-2012 05:04:16 | More by PGVG
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a murky yellow-gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with no lacing.

S: Subtle spices up front followed by lots of sweet bubblegum with some candy sugar as well. The finish smells of chalky yeast.

T: Light spice notes at first followed by strong flavors of candy and bubblegum sweetness. The finish is yeasty with a decent bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body with cola-like carbonation, this beer is a bit thick and underattenuated for the style.

O: While this tripel is not bad, it's not particularly good, either. Even decanted the yeast flavors are too strong and overly bitter. The beer is also thicker and sweeter than I like for the style. Still, it's drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 23:04:13 | More by n2185
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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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-31-2012 03:21:19 | More by bvermilion
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-30-2012 20:15:30 | More by mhaugo
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

03-29-2012 03:04:17 | More by avaldivia
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A--Cloudy dark yellow. Small fizzy head that evaporates quickly and leaves no trace.
S--Typical belgian candy sugar, yeast, banana and clove. Maybe some light pineapple, and alcohol.
T--Sort of a sweet citrus flavor up front with yeast, and a boozy, semi bitter finish. Pretty boozy in general. Sweet throughout with elements of fruit--banana, pear, light orange. It does have a bit of a tangy hop bite which lingers in the aftertaste.
M--Thick and chewy.
O--Decent Belgian, but maybe I am getting snobby...I want to say I've had way better.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:39:15 | More by TheYeagermeister
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-24-2012 17:59:51 | More by conradh
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
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