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:
#33,646
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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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruits, malts, yeast.Taste is boozy, fruits, some malts, alcohol well pronounced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but a bit boozy and less flavorful than other Tripels I have had.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of birchstick
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours clear yellow color with a frothy head that dissipates rather quickly

S - nose is sweet candied fruits and grainy malts

T - this starts off with sweet candied flavors. The sweetness moves on to some grainy malts flavors. More sweet sugary candied fruity flavors and a touch of bitter hops come in on the finish.

M - a little thin and not much carbonation

D - Overall, this is a pretty decent tripel. Pretty sweet and not as complex as others (hoping for more fruity flavors), but the 9% booze is well hidden. At the price point, this one is hard to beat.

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Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip glass at the brewpub

A- Poured a nice golden color, clear with visible streaming carbonation, a frothy white head that left minimal lace

S- Big bubblegum, citrus, grape, white wine, and pilsner malt aroma. Pretty strong aroma with lots of belgian yeast character.

T- Big bubblegum, grape, white wine, citrus, pepper, pilsner malt flavor, and some alcohol flavor on the finish

M- Very dry, high carbonation, very effervescent, some nice alcohol warming

O- Very solid belgian-style tripel with high drinkability.

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Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ckollias
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a thick, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and persistent lace.

S: Belgian yeast aroma with a fruity background.

T: Sweet Belgian candi and yeast flavor. Fruity background with hints of honey.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: One of the best tripels I’ve ever had. Worth a try and then some.

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Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jnjander
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of simonmoyse
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of justiceavocado
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of aaronbess
2.19/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of MeanJoe
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

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.

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Photo of astebelton
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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