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RATINGS: 174   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pale yellow pour with a solid foamy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spice. Taste is creamy, yeast, candi sugar, spice. Very tasty beer. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1934) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, nice spice/coriander, & floral; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, hops, clove, and citrus; Nicely balanced; Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1146) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Cloudy golden orange. Medium to large fluffy white head, mostly dissipating. Aroma is sweet, yeast, lots of spices, fruity, citrus, tropical. Medium body. Syrupy. Sweet, moderate bitterness, some boozeyness. Somewhat earthy bitter in the long finish. A good enough beer but the standard its up against is very high. Provided a nice ’kick’ on a warm summer day at the beach.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
miahac (6) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
Another amazing beer from Tallgrass. I want to meet the guy who mastered this chemistry of taste and intoxication. When to to the liquor store and see the tallgrass mix pack has the rooster as its featured beer, I will always pick it up. I am usually a bitter fan but the citrus. assault combined with the unapologetic high alcohol yeast in the Rooster is just enough to leave you in a wonderful state of waiting for the next Velvet Rooster.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aholmb1 (89) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Appearance: super nice white head when poured, stays in tact for a long time, dense head, translucent cloudy yellow color with a hint of orange Aroma: smells amazing, very strong smell of sweetness, berries Taste: this beer has alot flavors, caramel, sweet note of fruit, but bitter at the same time Palette: this beer has some bitterness, the flavor also moves up into your nostrils, very strong flavor but very tasty Overall: I enjoy this beer, if you do not like a really strong flavor beer then this would not be for you, it has complex flavors and is very interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5539) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast, wheat, biscuit malt and sugary sweetness. The flavor has some wheat, yeast, pepper and biscuit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (446) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Appearance: bright gold with a slight haze to it, has a very thick white head that settles into a dense canopy Aroma: yeast, some sour notes, bread, smells very good Taste: alcohol, some bitterness, a bit of plum, fruit, subtle sweetness Palate: moderate carbonation, leaves a bitter aftertaste that isn't overpowering, heavy mouthfeel Overall: this is good beer, it's pretty strong in the flavor and aroma areas and looks great too ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
A great shot at a Belgian triple in a can. I might have had an old can, it didn’t taste quite right, had a little bit of the bubble gum flavor on the palate. I have liked other samplings from Tallgrass, if you like there other beers you should give this one a shot, more than likely I got a bad can. CHEERS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3255) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
16 oz. can. Pours a bright golden color with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma of belgain candy, floral notes, apricot and peaches. Flavor is sweet, balanced by some citrus and floral bitters. Nice, belgian esters. Effervescent mouthfeel, crisp finish. Pretty good for a tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2310) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters with a cloudy, light orangy amber color, a modest layer of soft white head foam that diminished quickly to a ring & film, and spotty lacing. The aroma was yeasty funk with a hint of meaty scent to it, floral and fruity notes. The flavor was sweet, effervescent, with some alcohol warmth, and hop character that was earthy, herbal, and hempy. Tough to finish! A somewhat heavy handed brew, and not a typical bright, spicy, warm, but refreshing Tripel.

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