Monk's Uncle Tripel | The Pike Brewing Company

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82
good
331 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of IPAchris
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tolnik
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is grain, barn musty and a little lemon.
The taste is watery, boozy and dry grain.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Not great.

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Photo of gandres
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance:amber, medium foam
Strong aroma of alcohol, good aroma
medium bitterness, balance
long follow through
Very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to

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Photo of BallsDeep
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elimav
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xt0n1cx
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with average to medium head, golden cloudy body. Aroma of sourdough, and spice, coriander. Taste is butter, light tangy hops. Palate is again hops, overall slick mouthfeel. Decent effort.

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Photo of Fillllll
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders123
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange color with a chill haze, minimal lacing and no head, it still looks nice in the glass. Poured from bottle with no date. Clove, bubblegum, banna, and citrus peel on the nose, or as i call them the usual suspects for a tripel. The same on the taste with the familiar yeast qualities. Slightly watery but alcohol not as strong as i was expecting. Good entry level tripel.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from a bomber, in Seattle, poured into a plastic Oregon Brewer's Festival tulip (uh?) glass. Pours hazy orange with minimal but long lasting white head. The nose is boozy with a bit of Belgian sugar and ripe fruit. The taste shares the ripe fruit with the nose and is boozy as well. The body is light, with a dry finish. Overall, a bit thin and boozy but for the price, I'd have it again. Cheers!

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Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewViking
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erickc
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of macpapi
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy yellow color with a decent-sized white head and a good deal of bubble cloying to the edge of my tulip glass.

Smell is dominated by pepper and cloves. There is also quite a bit of fruit sweetness, mostly pears and a bit of lemon. There are also hints of grass and a decent malt pull on the nose. Not a bad aroma.

Taste is somewhat flat and lacks the crisp, sharp kick typical for the style. All tones of pepper, spice, and fruit are a bit muted. Malt backbone is definitely present, though. I'm also getting hints of banana in the swallow--though it is probably something else that I am tasting. Not much like most tripels I've tried.

In the mouth, this beer has a surprisingly full body. It is moderately carbonated and has the somewhat stinging presence of its 9% a.b.v.

On the whole, this is a pretty meh attempt at a tripel. It has some nicer attributes, like it's pretty full aroma. Taste, however, is lacking. There are so many better examples of the style that I will probably pass on this one in the future.

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Monk's Uncle Tripel from The Pike Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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