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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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259 Ratings

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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 BWED
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tulip

A- Hazy pale orange/gold. Delicate white head, lays low, but retains well.

S- Boozy fruit, grain, and some Belgian spice.

T- Raisins, spice, booze, and grainy notes.

M- Boozy, light body. Pretty dry finish.

O- Okay. The grain flavor and aroma were a little too much. The booze flavor and aroma aspects could have been subdued some, too.

BWED, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Stephen_Purdue
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Juno_Malone
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Juno_Malone, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sound_Explorer, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of WckdVbz
2/5  rDev -44.8%

WckdVbz, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rorjets, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of arizcards
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a bomber in late March from Total Wine for $3.99.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head on the initial pour.

Nose is malty with hints of fruity esters.

Taste is sweet with a big malt base and no remarkable side characteristics.

Mouthfeel is heavier than normal for the style, feels more like an imperial stout than a tripel.

Overall this beer really does not fit the true tripel style but it does make a decent drinking strong ale.

arizcards, May 31, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Dylanjf, May 26, 2014
Photo of Lawl3ss
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Lawl3ss, May 23, 2014
Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DaveRinn, May 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

wisegreensoul, May 01, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Although it did have a head and a bit of lace, average is as best I can score it on appearance. Tripels are usually highly carbonated with a giant head, this one is merely average.

Flavor and aroma are more in line with what I'd expect from a tripel. spicy yeasty flavors and notes of clove and banana, black pepper.

Carbonation is smooth and medium, a bit under what I'd expect for a tripel, but in this case it's not a huge liability as the beer still drinks pretty well, and troof be told, the mouthfeel is pretty good.

Overall in the world of tripels, it's not a big stand-out. There are a lot of really badass tripels, and this one ain't really badass. But it's not bad, and honestly failing to stand out in a category that's full of whales isn't a horrible sin. For the price I'm happy with this beer and I'd drink it again when I'm in the mood for a tripel but don't feel like going whaling.

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4/5  rDev +10.5%

BrewCaveDweller, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Quite the golden goose when it pours, but that is where it peaks. . . Smell is almost a high note. Very prominent in its fragrant tart flavors. . . Too bad it overwhelms in the same sense for the taste. . . Borderline sour with hints of grapefruit and melon. . .

A wealthier man's poor beer to its own right when you get down to the nitty gritty of it all. . .

Valley_Town_Sipper, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bumchilly25, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

memphischas, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

scalffd, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BigOldOaf, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KStark, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of vautman110
2.11/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Wow. The first thing that hit me was it was reminiscent of drinking a coors or bud but hoppy like an IPA. the smell was very familiar like that. My first inclination was to dump it in the sink and chalk it up as an experiment gone bad but I couldn't bring myself to waste beer, even something that was as nasty as this. I'm thinking maybe I got a bad one. I could not read the bottling date. Possibly bought it past its prime, but it was just purchased at Costco a few weeks ago.
Obviously I will not be going back here again. Triple is just not my style I guess.

vautman110, Mar 13, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

JaredGolia, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ToxicSmurf, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DOCRW, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber served in pint glass. Beer is pale golden in color, not quite translucent, and topped with very little white head. Sweet and fruity on the nose, suggesting ripe peaches or pears. Flavor is highly contrasted, combining the sweetness detected in the armoa with yeasty astringency and a moderate dose of hops. Grain flavors are muddled and fall into the background with everything else going on here. There's also a serious presence of alcohol. At 9%, there are other tripels that hide it a lot better, and with more interesting flavor. The finish is neither sugary nor crisp. Rather, there's a cloying flavor of what I can only describe as stale spices (clove, cinnamon) that have lost their potency and are now bland, dry, and harsh. (I should note that though there's no freshness date, this beer was purchased recently, and locally, so I have no qualms above reviewing it).

Drinkable but would recommend not committing to a large serving.

hreb, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 10, 2014
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.