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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of birchstick
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours clear yellow color with a frothy head that dissipates rather quickly

S - nose is sweet candied fruits and grainy malts

T - this starts off with sweet candied flavors. The sweetness moves on to some grainy malts flavors. More sweet sugary candied fruity flavors and a touch of bitter hops come in on the finish.

M - a little thin and not much carbonation

D - Overall, this is a pretty decent tripel. Pretty sweet and not as complex as others (hoping for more fruity flavors), but the 9% booze is well hidden. At the price point, this one is hard to beat.

birchstick, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -17.1%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip glass at the brewpub

A- Poured a nice golden color, clear with visible streaming carbonation, a frothy white head that left minimal lace

S- Big bubblegum, citrus, grape, white wine, and pilsner malt aroma. Pretty strong aroma with lots of belgian yeast character.

T- Big bubblegum, grape, white wine, citrus, pepper, pilsner malt flavor, and some alcohol flavor on the finish

M- Very dry, high carbonation, very effervescent, some nice alcohol warming

O- Very solid belgian-style tripel with high drinkability.

Hoptometrist, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Braz, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tastymug, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.48/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ckollias, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev +10.5%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of jnjander
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

jnjander, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

frontalot, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +10.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of simonmoyse
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

simonmoyse, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +10.5%

twelveinches, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdaschaf, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Yoonisaykul, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of justiceavocado
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

justiceavocado, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of aaronbess
2.23/5  rDev -38.4%
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.

aaronbess, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of MeanJoe
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MeanJoe, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

schnarr84, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of astebelton
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

astebelton, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rogerthegill, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
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

brentk56, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of diamondc
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

diamondc, Jun 09, 2012
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.