Monk's Uncle Tripel | The Pike Brewing Company

Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel
BA SCORE
49.2%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 331 ratings
Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bodybyadam on 01-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,730
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
331
Liked:
163
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a dark bronzed golden murky orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Slight sticky lace.
The aroma had some sweet grain/husk, some sweet grass, light lemon, red delicious apples, bubblegum and a light boozy sweet heat at the end.
The flavor was mainly sweet through the prior mentioned aromas. The husk and the lemon seemed to meld a bit more and settle in on the aftertaste through all of those aromas.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied and coming across nicely as a sipper because of that boozy heat which I don't mind so much but I can see how many people aren't going to like this. ABV seemed as projected by the brewer. Carbonation felt fine. Mild astringency yet acceptable.
Overall, it's decent as a Tripel, I could see some others on the American market that I'd probably rather have, but fans of this style might like this one.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redscot
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle - poured into a glass chalice:

Pours bright, clear golden with a thin head that eventually becomes a bubbly cover. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of grain with grass and a floral touch. Slight, subtle bubblegum comes through. Phenolic.

The taste is of grass, grain, bubblegum. It has a dry, tannic finish. Alcohol is noticeable but not too sharp or hot.

It is smooth despite noticeable alcohol. It has a nice lingering dryness. It's somewhat effervescent.

Hits the style well overall. A solid example of an American take on the Belgian style, especially for a brewery that does not specialize in Belgian-style brews.

A very good purchase - bought it for only about $5 at Safeway in (west) Bremerton, WA.

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Photo of 4ster
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EASiverly
4.99/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. One of the most clean and refreshing craft beers I have had..ever.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got a 22 oz. bottle of this at the brewery in Seattle when my wife and I went to Seattle on vacation back in mid March. Been hanging onto this ever since. Poured into by oversized wind glass, this beer pours a clear, medium golden/copper color with a few streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a white head that's about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Head eventually settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a fairly big cluster swirl of foam floating in the middle of the beer's surface. Has a slightly bready, just slightly toasted, caramel malt aroma that gives way to bits of clove, banana, citrus, and Belgian candy sugars. Has a fairly sweet, slightly bready, caramel malt flavor that gives way to the aforementioned fruity flavors of bananas and citrus, and some Belgian candy sugar sweetness that's rounded out with peppery spices and clove that give this a bit of a bite. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, somewhat smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer at all, but I feel this is lacking something I can't quite put my finger on at this time.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This tripel from Pike has some of the the smell and taste you expect from a tripel, but little of the look, or especially, the complexity that you expect. Too much like orange Fanta.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matty_higgins
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On the "1001", but many better American renditions of the triple are not on that list. I probably will not taste this again.

2/10/17. Well.... I did taste it again. And I agree even more with myself that this is a below average American rendition of the tripel. While it gets dry enough to go well with food, they really do not seem like they have can isolate a flavorful yeast.

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Photo of probert
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lifit
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Monk's Uncle Tripel from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 49.2% out of 100 with 331 ratings
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