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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster Belgian Tripel

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute. Something to crow about.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (315) - - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is typical of any tripel - orange, coriander, metal. Flavor is watery but it sure packs an unexpected alcyhol punch

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1948) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
can @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear light amber color with a big bubbly 2" white head slowly drops to a thick cover, lots of narrow bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds assertive citrus hops in the palate, then turning things back over to the malt until the finish, where the citrus lightly trails in to linger for a long time. A solid brew, but I would never guess it was an Abbey Triple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2203) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap in Grand Forks. Strong aroma of sweet corn, like cream corn with vanilla added or something. A bit of Belgian candy. Doesnít have that same effervescent quality of some triples. Still, this had a nice flavour that I quite enjoyed. A solid tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1735) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
A nice tripel. Pours a vibrant golden with spotty lacing. Aromas are corn syrup and Belgian candy. Flavors are similar with a hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1427) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Can. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral with a bit of fruit. Taste is of a mild fruit sweetness, citrus and touch of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, crisp with a slight fruity sweetness. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
islay (1107) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
16 oz. can. Pleasant, meaty aroma features scents of caramel, peach, candy sugar, and orange. The smell is definitely that of an American imitation of a Belgian ale not a true Belgian ale. Initially pours a clear, bright gold with effervescent liquid. Later pours a cloudy light brass / light tan with a small to moderate amount of beige head. Dry and spicy atop a fundamentally quite sweet flavor. Also herbal and vegetal. Flavor elements include candy, black pepper, lemon zest, pear, and peach. Alcohol taste noticeable. Simple flavors. Lively in the palate. Medium to full body. Fine but forgettable palate effects. Overall, Tallgrass Velvet Rooster is not a very good beer, and I am disappointed in it. It tastes like a brew from some subpar local brewery new to the market, not the output of a respect regional craft brewer. Itís not actively bad, but there is little to recommend it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JUN 21, 2014
This was pretty much a very solid trippel, not anything overly great but a good tripel, loads of fruit esters and some sweetness while maintaining a slightly light body with the alcohol being well hidden

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whynot44 (5) - Independence, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
Slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head that doesnít stay around long but does leave a bit of lacing. The aroma is light malt, biscuits, yeast, hints of apple and cloves. The taste is similar, yeast, biscuits, slight fruitiness with a spicy , somewhat floral finish. A little different than a Belgian Tripel, but thatís not necessarily bad. Medium bodied, very smooth and easily drinkable, alcohol content is barely noticeable. Altogether it is enjoyable and worth a try, probably the best tripel from Kansas, at least.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (774) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On-tap pours a mostly clear amber color with a fluffy beige head. The aroma is mild with yeasty banana. The taste is light and smooth, no big bold yeast and carbonation here. Smooth and delicious like everything from Tall Grass.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2014
A hazy dark yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity, with some yeast. The flavor is floral with a strong graininess. Not bad, but sort of uneventful.


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