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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2012
Can - Lightly hazy golden amber with a thin off white head. Sugar-glazed dried pineapple, light spice, a touch of dusty yeast, and a bunch of sweet malt. Taste is much the same, with the fruitiness coming out a bit more, and a lightly sharp spicy/herbal bite coming in on the finish before a long, sweet sugary fruitiness takes over. Pretty full and fluffy carbonation melds with a big, slick body. Pretty easy drinking for 8.5%, but still too sugary for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at All-Star Pizza in Parkville, MO. Hazy straw yellow with thin white head. Aroma and flavors the familiar yeasty Belgian profile with light peppery spice. Simple and straightforward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1820) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus and grass. Taste is sweet with some tartness. Smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Can. Dark yellow / light orange pour with a white head. Nose is yeast and light fruit, some floral elements. Taste is light fruit with some sugary sweetness. Decent tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (744) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On tap. A clear gold color with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a yeasty and fruity aroma, with a flavor that is sweet and slightly spicy and a smooth, velvety body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Can. Poured a hazy golden with a creamy white head that left light lace. Aroma of yeast, light citrus, and wheat. The flavor found citrus, Belgium yeast, and perfume. Light to medium body and a citrusy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, fruit, pear, flowers, and some grain. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, grains, Belgian yeast, light spice, hops, light clove, and a hint of pollen. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Belgian yeast, slight spice, hop, finish is lightly bitter, slightly sweet, and dry. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 24, 2012
not very belgainy but nice in it’s own ways. yeast isnt that prominent, slight apricot. comes off like a big slightly dryer halcyon....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft 2/24/12 (Stone Canyon Pizza Zona Rosa-Kansas City)-Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrusy, and floral. Taste of yeaat, sweetness, and fruit. This full bodied brew is well balanced and was a surprise. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2689) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
16oz. can. Aroma of sweet, honeyish malt, doughy, lightly estery yeast, mild tropical fruit and a touch of spice. Clear light-medium golden color (poured clean, if you want to swirl and pour, you get gobs of cloudiness and sediment), with a lasting, fine-bubbled head. Flavor profile is gently sweet, with light honey, cake and a floral, fruity yeast bite, along with very mild bitterness and a spicy, lightly sugary finish. Smoothly effervescent and bubbly with a bit of heft to the palate, body is medium-full. Pleasant, sort of an "everyday" Tripel, which works out nicely, because a 4-pack is half a gallon of it.

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