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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

pkbites' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (766) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Cloudy yellow pour. Smells like wheat, tastes like bananas with alcohol. Fluffy fake head and strong alcohol burn. Blech. Not horrible but not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015
Robe orangée et opaque, peu de mousse. Le blé est bien pésent. Arômes d’agrumes, biscuit, banane et levure. Goût de levure prononcé, banane et clou de girofle. Texture liquoreuse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche. Une tripe originale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2015
I dig this brewery, but this is not a very well constructed triple in my opinion. Tastes like a super sweet pale ale with some poorly pitched belgian yeast. Hints of popsicle sticks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
473ml can (Beertopia, Omaha) - thanks Frank!
Sweet sickly sticky aroma, some sweet fruity aspects, tinned tomatoes later. Nice gold, brief head. Woh, there’s booze in the taste. Heavy palate, slick and sweet and sticky. Sweet malts, bitter hops, metal, unsophisticated, and made even less pleasant through the blast of fusels. Very rough. A million miles from a tripel. More like trampfuel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2015
500ml can (thanks Anna’s daddy). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Looks fizzy. Surprisingly malty, sweet, faint vegetables in aroma. Mashy aroma. Sweet, Belgian yeast, herbal hops, alcohol in taste. Sweet mashy malts in aftertaste. Medium alcoholic hoppy bitterness. Messy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1552) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Nice flavors and aromas of floral, sweetness and hints of fruit with a Belgian spice on the finish. Straw color with a sparkling appearance. Medium weight with a certain fullness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1161) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Draft. A- Peaches, candy, slightly sweet, wheat, stone fruits. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Pineapple, peaches, white wine, slightly sweet, subtle floral notes. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- Didn’t ever expect a Tripel to be like this. Maybe I just haven’t tried enough. Tons of nice fruit tones and very refreshing. Kind of wish I would’ve had more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5237) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Can: Slightly hazy, golden-amber with a small white head. Peach, lemon scent. Taste is mildly yeasty, fruit.....sweet with a pronounced fruit-peel bittering. Not too boozy, nor too sweet....pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Can. Lactic lemon malt, hay, and light astringent aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange, lemon, malt, and moderately bitter astringent herbal flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Can. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, light Belgian yeast notes, faint floral notes, and soft spice. Flavor is lightly sweet malt character, citrus hops, faint spice, and some Belgian yeast notes. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beachmaster (269) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tall Boy into a pint glass. Pours a hazy straw color, with a large white head that persists. Good lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast and a hint of grass. Taste is mildly sweet with subtle spice notes underneath. Quite tasty, but would have rated higher without the strange, slightly metallic aftertaste.

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