bpreo (2902) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Completely, perfectly, delicious. This is easily one of the best beers I have ever tried. dirkweep (5) - USA - SEP 12, 2007 does not count
On Draught at College Inn - Clear straw color, with a light white head that last a few minutes. A Belgian glass would likely allow the head to remain longer. Good lace however. Sweet estery aroma. Nice Belgian flavor, (Westmalle yeast)? Lots of spicy hops, medium body melts to a dry finish. I love that it is not cloying like so many American triples. Pike web site lists it as 9% alc.
Overall an extremely pleasant tripel. keenanrobbins (19) - - JAN 27, 2012
Best beer of the Thursday tasting session. Great finish. Rich flavours throughout. abbot_lvr (1) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Tried it today, Total wine had it in stock! Have to say I'm pleased! Excellent taste, smooth finish. They should make it more easily available! philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Pike Brewing Company--Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel Ale--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle--9.00% ABV--38 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel--No sediment. Hazy bright golden color. Mild thin lacy head. Mellow malty Belgain coriander hop spice front. Cloying sweet malty Belgian wheat ester body. Tangy coriander hop spice very smooth mellow end. Sampled 5/26/2007.
Pike Brewing Company--Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel Ale--Brewed With Organic Ingredients--2009--22 oz. Bottle--9.00% ABV--34 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Tripel--Thin lacy head. Clear bright thin gold color. Rich Belgian fruit ester mild hop front. Rich Belgian dry sweet big ester pale malt body. Dry mild hop spice lingering mild earthy sweet Belgian ester end. Rich smooth very Belgian Tripel. Sampled 5/2/2009. $4.49 Each.
Monk’s Uncle Tripel Cask. 9.00% ABV. 34 IBU’s. Sweet smooth mellow Belgian Rich Malty Tripel. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Pike Brewing Company @ Seattle, WA Pike Pub & Brewery 5/9/2010.
Monk’s Uncle Tripel. 9.00% ABV. 34 IBU’s. Zesty CO2 crisp rich smooth Belgian Tripel. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Pike Brewing Company @ Seattle, WA Pike Pub & Brewery 5/9/2010.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Not apropos of the style but nevertheless good. Nice spicy and fruit notes, but the beer is a little heavy, and that seems to obstruct the zing I generally get from trippels. Putting that to one side, though, on its own it's quite flavorful. Just don't expect an archetype. B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Clear copper. Frothy off white head. Sweet and smooth with just the right amount of hop backbone. Not comparing it to a belgian tripel. It is more like a double ipa to me. Hoppy and crispy dry finish with just enough malt. Very nice brew. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Enjoyed at Pike’s Place in Seattle on draught. Nice take on a Belgian Tripel. Potent yet smooth was this light colored, sharp brew. You can taste the Westmalle yeast and PNW hops doing something special in this beer. Spicy and piquant with note s of apples and hints of other light fruitiness. Very very nice! Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Draught sample. Mild light honey and bubblegum esters. Sweet candi sugar and golden raisins. Sweet nose with no apparent hoppiness. Pale golden amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Smooove. Big juicy sweet start, with honey, bubblegum and some herbal notes. Mild spicy hops at finish with sweet caramelized sugar at the finish. Really in the Belgian style with an authentic taste. A nice tripel on tap with sweet clean after. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
22 oz bottle via LS. Pours a clear amber with an average beige head. Nose is spicy and fruity..peppercorns, bananna, even some smoke. Taste is of white peppercrons, bannanna, hickory, perhaps some noble hop character, some ginger, coriander and some lime, some subtle chocolate malts, ending with those peppercorns. Taste is quite quite complex. I have never tasted anything quite like it, i will say it grows on me with each sip. Body is medium/full, carbonation is medium.
I think people are under-rating this because of what they expect from a Triple. I am not a big triple fan so am only rating it on the quality of beer it is....and for being unique and tasty!