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Rock Bottom Orland Park Blitzen Belgian Tripel

Rock Bottom Orland Park Blitzen Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A Belgian Tripel. This is a strong Belgian Abbey beer with spicy, fruity flavors and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9135) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On tap at Fredfest. Pours clear yellow with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor with some banana ester and spice and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Spicy aroma, clove, nutmeg, and fruity. Appearance is light, orange/yellow color, 2 finger head lace thin ring dispates. taste is low-medium hops, low malt. Taste is spicy, clove, orange, light coriander, nutmeg, slight sweet/sour taste. High abv 10%. palate is lingering, warm, and full body. Good belgian for after dinner, but would probably not have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
rockfest 09...semi-transparent amber brown pour with a dissipating soapy white head... sweet malt, banana, brown sugar, and clove in the nose... sweet candied sugar and clove flavor with a lively mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
on tap at RockFest ’09, pours gold with white head. nose of sweet candy sugar, banana, clove, and honey. flavors are sweet light candy sugar, clove, honey, estery finish. a good tripel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
Yellow amber in glass. Smell gives some sugary sweetness, fruit, and grassiness. Malt, spice, yeasty taste. Belgian feel, well carbonated. Good finish. Decent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Poured a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma was of spice, yeast, fruit, malt, and sugars. Taste was overly fruity, with strong spice, yeast, and heavy sugars. Malt backbone underneath. Booze is very overwhelming, but so is the spice and fruit. Everything in this beer is overly strong, making it all come together well. Very warming and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Goblet poured draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber hue wuth some body to it, minimal white head. Aromas of moderate Belgian yeastiness and spice, fruitiness. Initial is lighter bodied, Belgian yeast and spice up front with some light candy sugar and fruitiness most reminiscent of apple must, pear, and some very light pit fruit feels. Finishes decent with a light bitterness and leaving Belgian notes on the palate and warming alcohol sensation that is a little much and is not blended as well as hoped for. Nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
hazy copper color, slight head that quickly dissipates to tiny off white bubbles, nice lacing. nose is vinous, spicy, belgian yeasty. flavor is peppery, spicy, belgian yeasy, fruity sour. medium bodied, light, sweet finish. the belgian yeast says it all. of tap at RBOP.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Whatever else you might know about be, trust me on this. "Delightful" is not a word that one would normally hear uttered from the lips of an old fart from the south side of Chicago... and yet, this was a delightful ale to drink. Served in a snifter, it had a clear amber body with a modest head that meekly (just) went away within a few moments after the pour. Fine with me, since it helped to release a fresh aroma of sweet cherries, honey, rose petals, sweet pale malt, and licorice. Wait. No licorice. That keeps coming back to me from a bad dream that involved cliffs, naked molerats, and pitbulls. But the rest is true about the nose. The mouthfeel is light and creamy, fun to swish about the mouth in order to enjoy the controlled sweetness and light spiciness. The flavor was echoing back all elements of the nose when a splash of vanilla entered the picture. The finish is lightly sweet with tastes of cherries, toffee, vanilla, and apples. Why didn’t I buy a growler?!? ("Money," an inner voice responds...) Brewmaster Iain Wilson did a fine job here.

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