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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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

bareju, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

ladypoojorts, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of brurevu
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The aroma had all the classic Tripel notes of bubblegum and Belgian yeast followed by the same classic notes in the taste with a bit of the clove spiciness and candy sweetness. The biggest disappointment was the finish. Every sip ended with a bitter back-end that was not good. Don’t get me wrong, I can take bitter as I love the hoppy IPA’s, but this bitter ending is not what I look for in a tripel. With the high alcohol content, I took my time, and as it warmed the taste and aroma remained consistent as did that bitter finish. In the end it left me a little underwhelmed as I expect a lot out of a Belgian style Tripel. It was definitely worth a try, but I will probably grab a different Tripel in the future

brurevu, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Alex5
1/5  rDev -72.4%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Very little head is formed on top as the beer is poured into a wide mouth goblet, yet there's still some lacing hanging around the edges of the glass. As for its color, it looks apricot colored. The aroma is agreeable, showing me aromas of toasted sugar, decent white pepper, hints of candied apricot. It brings hope for the taste, however I discover that the taste is not anything special. The hope of a good taste is there; white pepper and apricot skins driving the hope, as does the alcohol being hidden. A few flaws are noted; there's a vegetal note, the taste of off-flavored cereals, and an unpleasant bitterness in its aftertaste. Meld it together and the taste is just "okay". Compared to other tripels, it's disappointing.

If this beer were made from the uncle of a monk, then I would lose the uncle.

DoubleJ, Dec 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Corburk, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kpattonunc, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

shamrock1343, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

SidewinderX, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

vcoggins, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

FuselGuy, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

NickThePyro, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BillRoth, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Zach122, Oct 21, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What, a full bodied Ale, did this Beer come from Germany?, nope...Seattle. I was not sure but I really like this Beer, it is an all occasion beer and good for America, I thought only Germans could brew an ale like this one. Be sure to let your mom taste one and see what she thinks.

ssteakley, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

FINLANDski_1619, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Beer21, Sep 11, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden yellow in the tall glass. Ample foam and plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Odor of candy and spoiled fruit.

Taste is really sweet and simple, like sugar. Except there is a really bitter flavor. I won't call it hops since that's not what it tastes like. Something more medicinal. It comes on slow, like with overcooked brussels sprouts, but then it grabs the inside of your mouth and hangs on like a pit bull. There is nothing in the middle between the sugar and the bitterness.

I think this is one of the least drinkable alleged Tripels I've ever had. This is more like bad home brew. Heading for the sink now. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Skagit Valley Food Coop in Mount Vernon.

mactrail, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

hickmancase, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

StoutHunter, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.