ladyhops (43) - - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy head, disintegrated and left a soapy residue which was appealing. I liked the allspicey, clovey banana flavor of the rooster; the alcohol presence was sharp and strong. Much much much better on tap than out of the can. It was stiflingly sweet and syrupy in can.
Cousin_Larry (328) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is typical of any tripel - orange, coriander, metal. Flavor is watery but it sure packs an unexpected alcyhol punch
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear light amber color with a big bubbly 2" white head slowly drops to a thick cover, lots of narrow bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds assertive citrus hops in the palate, then turning things back over to the malt until the finish, where the citrus lightly trails in to linger for a long time. A solid brew, but I would never guess it was an Abbey Triple.
northropfrye (2213) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Grand Forks. Strong aroma of sweet corn, like cream corn with vanilla added or something. A bit of Belgian candy. Doesnít have that same effervescent quality of some triples. Still, this had a nice flavour that I quite enjoyed. A solid tripel.
cards04 (1764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice tripel. Pours a vibrant golden with spotty lacing. Aromas are corn syrup and Belgian candy. Flavors are similar with a hoppy finish.
Bif (1450) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fair head and bits of lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral with a bit of fruit. Taste is of a mild fruit sweetness, citrus and touch of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, crisp with a slight fruity sweetness. Nice beer.
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz. can. Pleasant, meaty aroma features scents of caramel, peach, candy sugar, and orange. The smell is definitely that of an American imitation of a Belgian ale not a true Belgian ale. Initially pours a clear, bright gold with effervescent liquid. Later pours a cloudy light brass / light tan with a small to moderate amount of beige head. Dry and spicy atop a fundamentally quite sweet flavor. Also herbal and vegetal. Flavor elements include candy, black pepper, lemon zest, pear, and peach. Alcohol taste noticeable. Simple flavors. Lively in the palate. Medium to full body. Fine but forgettable palate effects. Overall, Tallgrass Velvet Rooster is not a very good beer, and I am disappointed in it. It tastes like a brew from some subpar local brewery new to the market, not the output of a respect regional craft brewer. Itís not actively bad, but there is little to recommend it.
novice101 (308) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty much a very solid trippel, not anything overly great but a good tripel, loads of fruit esters and some sweetness while maintaining a slightly light body with the alcohol being well hidden
whynot44 (5) - Independence, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a decent white head that doesnít stay around long but does leave a bit of lacing. The aroma is light malt, biscuits, yeast, hints of apple and cloves. The taste is similar, yeast, biscuits, slight fruitiness with a spicy , somewhat floral finish. A little different than a Belgian Tripel, but thatís not necessarily bad. Medium bodied, very smooth and easily drinkable, alcohol content is barely noticeable. Altogether it is enjoyable and worth a try, probably the best tripel from Kansas, at least.
Lemke10 (793) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap pours a mostly clear amber color with a fluffy beige head. The aroma is mild with yeasty banana. The taste is light and smooth, no big bold yeast and carbonation here. Smooth and delicious like everything from Tall Grass.
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.