Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.