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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Triomphe: Belgian IPA 6.5% abv 16 oz large tulip glass This beer is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale, but then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American hops. Served in a large Tulip glass to capture the and focus the hop aromas.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 6, 2011
16oz Can. Thanks Sean! Give me a grassy waft, a malty undertone and some coppery color. Harken a Belgian IPA? No. Where’s the Belgian? Where’s the IPA? I’ve had American Pale Ales that had more phenols and more hoppiness than this. Instead, what we’ve got on our hands is the Worldest Cleanest Belgian Amber Ale. Every so slightly a minty hop finish and a terse Crystal-heavy malt body. No, this isn’t subtle and I’m just not getting it, it’s missing everything it purports to be.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Can brought back to me from Siciliano’s. This is a pretty decent hoppy Belgian because the hops save it. The aroma doesn’t promise much, but the flavor has ample citrusy bitterness to mask some of that sticky,clove-like yeast. I actually preferred drinking these from the can as the aroma is merely sweet and a little like a basement, so I was okay not smelling it every time I took a sip. I thought this beer is better than the score warrants, but not so passionately that I’m annoyed by the low markings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2918) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Poured out of a 16 oz can into a Belgian snifter. A - Pours with a hazy amber body topped by a well-propotioned and durable off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma: Nutty yeast aromas mix with hops, some bready malts and faint fruits. Excellent balance. T: Nutty, yeasty, lightly funky, moderately hoppy, slightly fruity and floral. Nice complexity and good balance. The lingering, mildly bitter aftertaste is especially pleasant for this style. M - Medium-bodied with crisp, medium+ carbonation. Overall: a well crafted Belgian IPA worth seeking out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served with a clear, orange/amber hue, a healthy layer of cream colored, cakey/moussy, persistent head foam, and decent cling to the wavey lacing. The nose was light yeasty funk, citrus, light fruit, and floral hints. The flavor was similar, adding light sweetness, a moderate, grapefruity, earthy hop bitterness, medium to light body, and a consistent dryness into the finish. Slightly thin texture, but tasty nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft at Standard Market, Westmont. $4 in a 10 oz Solemn Oath tulip. My first encounter with Brewery Vivant. Clear IPA style amber/orange color under a foamy head. Citrus and pine hops in the nose. I just assume that a Belgian ale has aromatic malts to it, but this seems more like the satandard English PA malt, crisp, yet sturdy enough to showcase a happy hop profile. Plenty malty as most IPAs go, and that makes a pleasant difference.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[Tap] Deep golden color with a small and somewhat fizzy head. Nose is not particularly hoppy, but more focused on Belgian yeasty notes. Taste is more hoppy and includes citrus rind and grassy notes. Spicy white pepper notes imparted by the yeast in the finish. Lively carbonation. Not bad, but flavors seemed to be more muted compared to other beers in this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Pours cloudy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Taste is yeasty sweet with light bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Nice beer but not as hoppy as I expected. . Had at Brewery Vivant's tap room in Grand Rapids with Raith.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at brewery, pours a clear dark orange amber with a off white head, the aroma has a decent amount of hops and some belgian yeast, the flavor has some citrus on the front end with the belgian yeast coming through in the finish, pretty well balanced, not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. This was poured into a tulip as I thought this was a Belgian IPA. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden bronzed amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There wasn’t much lacing. The smell had some tart to sour notes of grassy/lemon and moves towards some light Belgian spices. The taste combines it all to fit a sour to bitter mouthiness to fulfill a light tart fruitiness all around. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for a Belgian IPA as there was a pretty decent harshness but not overbearing. Overall, this was not a bad IPA or Belgian IPA, either way I could see myself having this again.


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