Monk's Uncle Tripel | Pike Brewing Company

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Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel
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3.64/5
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342 Ratings
Monk's Uncle TripelMonk's Uncle Tripel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bodybyadam on 01-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,281
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
342
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 144
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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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%

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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%

Photo of CEDAMA
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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Photo of greid
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of doughanson78
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Slightly hazy light golden color. One finger white fizzy head with disappointing retention and lacing.

S: Coriander spiciness and lemon. Belgian yeast. Some citrusy notes. A touch light.

T: Belgian yeast upfront. Coriander, lemon, and spices in the middle. A little caramel sweetness throughout.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

O: It's a decent Tripel. I haven't had many of this style but this is just decent to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MAB
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I liked this from a bottle, but the stuff that I had last night, from a keg, was spectacular!

Slightly hazy appearance, but not distractingly so. Lovely amber color.
Smelled terrific. Mostly yeast, but some sweeter notes as well.
The taste was out of this world! A party in my mouth. Candy sweet, followed by a yeast burst, followed by a touch of bitterness.
The brew was on the thick side, and it worked well with the alcohol level and the style.
Overall it was a near perfect brew, losing only a few points on appearance and smell but that's a subjective thing.

Highly recommended by me!

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Chaney
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend of mind gave this to me as a Christmas present!

I poured this into a snifter.

A: It poured sort of an apricot-peach color, extremely and consistently cloudy, and not much head to speak of... maybe a couple of bubbles here and there.

S: This was far too cold to get anything at first, but after I let it warm for a few minutes, I got some really Belgian funk notes. The citrus component was of the mandarin orange variety... rolled in tons of sugar.

T: This beer is the closest to mimicking Unibroue's taste profile without actually being Unibroue that I've ever tasted. It's uncanny actually. I got that sort of booze-infused toasted orange that I commonly associate with their signature. The way the candy sugar worked its way into my palate really worked here.

M: Some of the booze that I got on the first few sips started to subside, and all of the flavors started to come together. There was virtually no lacing, and this was a sipper for sure!

O: There was nothing complex here, but definitely a lot to appreciate. I haven't tasted a bright, straight-forward trippel like this in a while and enjoyed my session with it.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Immortale25
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a cloudy light gold color with a 1/2 inch head that resolves quickly into an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and some typical surface bubbles.

S- Aroma of crisp Belgian style yeast. Alcohol fumes are coming on strong. Has a somewhat sour smell too.

T- Man, this has some kick. Strong esters from the high alcohol combined with intense yeast that also provide some banana notes. No sour notes like the aroma hinted at though. Boozy aftertaste as it starts to warm sooner than expected. A bit overzealous if you ask me.

M- Medium carbonation sets the stage for a kick in the palate. Not bad, all things considered.

O- This is a good beer but all it does is remind me of better Tripels. Could use some more balance. A decent stab at the style though.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Monk's Uncle Tripel from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 342 ratings