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RATINGS: 177   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1197) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2012
This is a very very nice triple.. tiny bit of bite which goes away with a few sips. Golden very nice head. Nice belgian aroma. Another fine brew from Tall grass.. they are growing to be one of the best out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a hazed golden apricot color with a finger of head that recedes to a nice fresh collar through out. Nose features malt, belgian yeast, lemon pepper, some sweet bread. Flavor is fantastic, its sweet with light colored fruits, grapes and apples, it then has a lemon tartness with sweet malt/bread. Feel is spot on. This is my favorite offering to date from Tall Grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (526) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tap Old Chicago Manhattan, KS-pours hazy lite orange with a rocky soapy white had and decent lacing. nose is sweet and fruity with some fussal alcohol and astringent tartness. flavors of asgrintent bitterness and some sweet grainy notes. however, even thought its pretty bi-polar in flavor, i actually think its decent, lots of heat and residual sweetness as it warmed up a bit. not a bad take on the style and cool that this brewery is canning a beer like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8198) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
I love the label on this one. 16 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a hazy straw color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty notes and spice with a bit of a sugar note. The taste is sweet malts, candi sugar, strong cinnamon, nutmeg and other spice, caramel. Medium-full bodied. On the sweet side, and maybe a bit too strongly spiced, but still a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with fluffy white head. Good carbonation. Fresh citrus on the nose. Sweet malts, spice and lemons. Creamy mouth feel with a clean crisp finish. I was surprisingly pleased with the beer from a can!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Iím not sure what this is, Hazy yellow pour with a soft head. I donít get any of the traditional Belgian notes that I would expect. It isnít a bad drink with a nice crisp finish. It drinks lighter than 8.5 ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pint Can. Pours hazy straw color. Denser head than belgian beers Iím used to. Decent canbonation but still lacking that traditional belgian effervecense that I desire. Aroma of wheat, hay and mild banana. Tastes similar to smell with notes of banana, hay, candied sugars, mild spice up front and long finish, without to much alcohol burn. Not bad, easy to drink just lacking in some elements that I love about belgians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1163) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
(can) Pours a hazy light gold color with a large white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Aroma of banana rolled in lime juice, cumin, and flowers. Flavors of banana, pear, vanilla, and some light lime zest and grapefruit pith bitterness. The finish is very dry, but it does not possess the pleasant dry bready qualities of its Belgian counterparts, and it comes off as being quite rough and faintly medicinal. Mouthfeel is quite nice, with a medium heft and smooth carbonation, which would result in a higher palate score except for the dry finish. Overall an ok tripel.

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