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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours golden from the can. Fruity aroma. Bitter taste with fruit esters; bitterness is more than I expected for this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Can at 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours an opaque blonde with a white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, banana and other tropical fruits. Taste is very malty, lots of honey and barley. Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5549) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
16oz can I got from Jake65 in a trade. Thanks Jake! Pours a hazy orange with some hazy, white head. Nose is mild, honey, clove, spice, orange. Flavor is grassy, sweet malt, tropical fruit, black pepper. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stevesie (336) - - NOV 17, 2013
From can. Pours a dense copper with a bit of off-white head that dissipates save for a few pockets. Nose is dominated by yeast, giving it a bubblegum aroma. A definite champagne-like crispness. Taste is bubblegum with some spice. Slightly acrid finish. An interesting take on the Tripel, it’s better overall than it’s individual parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Decided to rock the rooster on a Tuesday night, somewhat enamored with the idea of pouring a tripel from a pounder can... It fades. Pale orange color with a fizzy beige head. Lingering swirls. Nose is dry and dusty. Straw, florals, and yeast. Consistent with the flavor profile. Lots of barnyard and esters, not much fruit. Not much spice either. Grainy and malty. Crisp. Different than I expected, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap at Gengis Khan in Kansas City. Pours a hazy golden. Lots of bready spicy yeast on the nose. Nice foamy head. Lots of fruity floral flavors up front. Very sweet. Out of style foe a tripel but enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pint can, poured a straw color with a white head. Yeast right from the get go, long spicy finish. Not as smooth as I expected for a Belgian trippel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
16oz can Thanks Jake65 Hazy golden with a full white dense head. Classic fruity spicy aroma. Some banana and bubblegum in the flavor along with typical peppery Belgian spice. Mild overall and drinkable for a trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Sample at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Bright golden pour with a medium thick white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, ripe fruit and mild floral hops. The finish is bready malt and yeast. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Can sampled at a tasting. From notes. Bready yeast with citrus and white pepper. Pretty good.

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