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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Can. Hazy golden yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Arona of tropical fruit and pineapple (or is that redundant?). Taste is bitter pineapple and citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2012
16oz can. Large white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian yeast spicy, some cotton candy, light banana, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, straw/spicy, some orange, cotton candy. Undercarbonated medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can shared by me at 5K/10K/4K. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose and taste of lemon zest, bready malt, honey and barley/oats. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Awesome artwork on this can! Orange color, light whitish head. Spices, banana, clove, coriander, yeast, candy sugar aroma. Flavor is sweet up front with a nice hit of spices, yeast, some herbal notes. Pretty nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Can @ Brandon’s, courtesy of arminjewell. Hazy, orangish yellow appearance with an off white head. Bready, cracker, citrusy, soapy, Belgian yeasty aroma. Floral, soapy, light Belgian yeasty, tangy, bready flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9500) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8907) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Very interesting beer. It tasted nothing like a typical tripel but it was engaging and alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with underlying light sweet fruit and caramel. Flavor is similar with sweetness from sweet bread, cookie and sweet grains with a bit of backing light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Spicy yeast and a bit of phenols. Medium bodied, soft and sweet, musk and a bit of yeast. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice musky finish.

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