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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

246 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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frontalot

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-26-2012 02:35:29 | More by frontalot
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-12-2012 02:08:41 | More by wattoclone
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-11-2012 00:54:52 | More by Thomas_Picton
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simonmoyse

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-02-2012 21:56:29 | More by simonmoyse
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-28-2012 05:43:49 | More by twelveinches
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy head that reduces rather quickly. Sporadic lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, some banana, faint apple and pear, and a good bit of spices, mostly cloves.

T: Lots of wheat, more banana, and the Belgian yeast comes through with some more cloves.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation. Pretty smooth for 9%.

O: A pretty good tripel, one of the better beers I had at Pike.

08-20-2012 19:14:25 | More by mdaschaf
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-06-2012 23:51:18 | More by Yoonisaykul
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justiceavocado

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-05-2012 17:04:36 | More by justiceavocado
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aaronbess

Washington

2.23/5  rDev -38.4%

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.

08-02-2012 01:57:42 | More by aaronbess
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MeanJoe


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2012 02:20:01 | More by MeanJoe
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-24-2012 22:40:39 | More by schnarr84
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

07-17-2012 05:12:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
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astebelton

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2012 04:40:48 | More by astebelton
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iKrystin

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2012 07:01:34 | More by iKrystin
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-12-2012 22:01:31 | More by rogerthegill
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%

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

06-11-2012 22:07:10 | More by brentk56
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diamondc

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

06-09-2012 04:29:50 | More by diamondc
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Zehaeva


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-29-2012 14:53:54 | More by Zehaeva
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-25-2012 17:34:00 | More by Hopmodium
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +3%

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.

05-04-2012 03:33:33 | More by BryanCarey
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wildshire

Washington

5/5  rDev +38.1%

05-03-2012 23:27:16 | More by wildshire
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creez

California

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

04-24-2012 18:31:18 | More by creez
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-20-2012 21:18:42 | More by JohnBender
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PGVG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

04-16-2012 05:04:16 | More by PGVG
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n2185

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

04-10-2012 23:04:13 | More by n2185
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.