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Monk's Uncle Tripel - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel

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272 Ratings

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: bodybyadam on 01-04-2007

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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 129
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Let me start my admitting this is my first Tripel. There's something in the smell and especially taste of this ale screaming "cloves" to me. It has some interesting, spicy notes which hide about 90% of the alcohol taste but I can't get past the clove taste, which overpowers even the hops.

Also, it says Availability: Winter. I just bought it mid-August at Costco. Maybe I got an old one.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a bomber into a schooner. The label states "brewed with organic ingredients". The head is short-lived but does leave a sticky layer of lace. The color is a pale, hazy golden.

Grassy hops, funk and herbal characters dominate. The hops are more apparent than others of this style that I've sampled. The alcohol adds spiciness and warmth but is otherwise well hidden. The funk is corralled somewhat, and the aftertaste is dry and pretty clean for the style. It's perhaps a little viscous compared to Belgian examples.

This beer borders on excellent, and was priced very reasonably at around 6 bucks for the bomber.

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.34/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.42/5  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.

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Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.