Monk's Uncle Tripel | The Pike Brewing Company

Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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:
#34,153
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
331
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color; not a particularly impressive head for the style, but it works, I guess, and delivers a smattering of lace

Smell: Wheat bread, candi sugar and some fusel alcohol; has a hint of yeasty funk that was not particularly enticing

Taste: Wheat bread and mostly tropical fruit (papaya, apple and melon), with a building candi sugar aspect; after the swallow, the fusel alcohol hits and brings a harshness that overwhelms

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; has a more American feel than a Belgian

Overall: Well, the price is right, but this beer does not play to Pike's strengths - a rather clumsy attempt at the style

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Photo of diamondc
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale, golden, very cloudy. Some decent head retention and spotty lacing.

S: Big tropical fruit aroma, cantaloupe, grape bubblegum, a bit of peppery spice. Nice.

T: Big clove flavor, honeydew, and a sort of out of place pine hop flavor that I didn't expect.

M: A bit hot, kind of flat, a little less carbonation I usually like when drinking a tripel.

O: A good tripel for the price ($5 a bomber), but there's too many other good beers in this style more worthy of drinking.

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Photo of Zehaeva
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color and slightly cloudy, Monks Uncle is a complex brew that starts off with a nose that is fruity and spicy. A good pour produces a nice head of foam, but the larger than average bubbles do not hold together very long.

Taste- wise, this beer offers flavors of Belgian yeast, citrus, and candy. There is some caramel malt flavor hiding behind the fruits and sugar, but these latter tastes are the ones that stand out. The taste of alcohol is also evident, but the fruit and candy are what you remember best.


I like a good Belgian Tripel and I find Monks Uncle a good effort at duplicating this style. It does have some interesting tasting notes and it makes a good beer for those times when you want to sit and sip, and concentrate on the flavors within.

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Photo of wildshire
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of creez
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of PGVG
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of n2185
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a murky yellow-gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with no lacing.

S: Subtle spices up front followed by lots of sweet bubblegum with some candy sugar as well. The finish smells of chalky yeast.

T: Light spice notes at first followed by strong flavors of candy and bubblegum sweetness. The finish is yeasty with a decent bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body with cola-like carbonation, this beer is a bit thick and underattenuated for the style.

O: While this tripel is not bad, it's not particularly good, either. Even decanted the yeast flavors are too strong and overly bitter. The beer is also thicker and sweeter than I like for the style. Still, it's drinkable.

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Photo of gshak
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottling date on the 22 oz bottle. Poured into my goblet:
A - pours flat and no discernible head...highly unusual for a belgian beer of any kind.
S - this is where it is coming undone for me. Smells like wet hay, cloves, and some musty dank earth. Even for a saison this would only be passable, and for a tripel, nearly damning. Where are the aromas of bananas, coriander, bubblegum, spices? Unclear whether it's just my bottle or if it's the beer - but this sure is unimpressive.
T - saison-like funk and earth.
M - medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
O - worth a shot if only for the price. There are better pours even at this price point...

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Photo of bvermilion
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of avaldivia
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A--Cloudy dark yellow. Small fizzy head that evaporates quickly and leaves no trace.
S--Typical belgian candy sugar, yeast, banana and clove. Maybe some light pineapple, and alcohol.
T--Sort of a sweet citrus flavor up front with yeast, and a boozy, semi bitter finish. Pretty boozy in general. Sweet throughout with elements of fruit--banana, pear, light orange. It does have a bit of a tangy hop bite which lingers in the aftertaste.
M--Thick and chewy.
O--Decent Belgian, but maybe I am getting snobby...I want to say I've had way better.

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Photo of conradh
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mizorie
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of corylew
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yeast yellow with a large bubbly head that dies down relatively quickly.

Smells like Belgian banana clove esters sitting next to a punch of piney hops. Wait, what? Hops?

The hop bitterness shows through in the taste. The rest of the flavor is wheaty, malty, and covered in oodles of esters you'd expect from a tripel but what the heck is hop bitterness doing in here?

Mouthfeel is good. Sharp bubbly CO2, light body that goes down easy. Only slightly sweet. Pretty good.

I liked this beer. Don't get me wrong. It was just that sharp hoppy bitterness and alcoholic kick that threw me off in this. Otherwise I did like it. Really, a Belgain Tripel is supposed to be like Oprah Winfrey. Packing a ton, but due to the magic of production hiding it's body. This beer flaunts it's alcohol content in it's flavor.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Monk's Uncle Tripel from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 331 ratings
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