Thursday, July 8, 2010

Monk's Uncle Tripel Ale

I published my Top Five list for the month of June earlier. If you missed that, go check it out and let me know what you think. I mean, please go... I've been living with my kids too long.

I'm thinking about getting good and drunk tonight so I don't have to hear anything about this LeBron James nonsense that's been choking off my wind all week long. And if I do hear something, the alcohol might help me to not remember it in the morning. Please, oh pretty please (I can be polite when necessary), not to Miami. I don't want to hear about some Miami Dream Team for forever. Didn't we already go through that shit with Shaq?

This evening I'm drinking Monk's Uncle Tripel Ale brewed by Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington. Not sure, but maybe they meant Monkey's Uncle as there is a chimpanzee drinking a bottle of Pike beer on the top of the label. This one is brewed with organic ingredients and is packaged with a nice purple label.

Banana, pear, fruit, booze aroma. Oh, no! Here we go. Jesus, is this alcoholic! The entire 9% alcohol content is concentrated in every single sip for the entire 22 ounces (actually, I never made it to the bottom). Secondary flavors after alcohol include alcoholic pears and bananas, spiked candy, yeast and some light spices. Syrupy and not a pleasant beer to drink at all. Terribly rough in the mouth. Alcohol finish and aftertaste, too. This is the worst one I've had from Pike so far (and I think the most expensive one too, go figure)! Skip it! Actually, if you can be here to my house in like the next 15 minutes, you can have it before I dump the rest of it out. BTW, 30 minutes of warmth ever-so-slightly soothed the alcoholic prowess, but not enough to change my mind!

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4 comments: said...

I am so sick of hearing about that assclown. He makes me want to LeBarf.

Too bad that beer sucked because I liked the label. I had a Sam Smith IPA last night - not a fan. Not at all. It smelled like...diapers I think.


Beer Drinker said...

Yeah, can you believe they are already starting the next morning calling these guys "The Triumvirate"?

About the beer, it's funny. After publishing, I got into a battle with @ed_roberts about it. He said it's his favorite of the 7 Pike beers we get in South Florida. For me, the worst (so far).

Coincidentally, tomorrow Ed's Total Wine is hosting an intimate Pike beer tasting, and there's a scheduled steel cage match to settle the dispute! LOL.

chalie said...

I have a bottle of this in my fridge, I have been holding out until the pike tasting, but after your review I may have to pop it open to see for my self.

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Chalie. You may as well wait now. It's tomorrow. Ed may have some super sleuth way of making it taste awesome. I hope so. See you tomorrow!