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RATINGS: 185   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.

pkbites' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (701) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1294) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
A hazy yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has lightly spiced hop notes with some mild fruit. It has a light body with oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Can. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of spice. Flavor is malt forward with some yeast notes and some spice/fruit in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This is my first Tripel from a can. It pours a somewhat hazy golden body with a substantial creamy head. It has an aroma of green cherries, floral scents, and some underlying citrus fruit. The flavor is a delicate blending of the preceding. Add to the mix a soft zest/pip bitterness. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
The_Reinaas (1) - Marquette, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Not a BAD beer, just not a good tripel. For my full review please watch...................... http://peanutbutter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pretty good tripel, though nothing earth shattering. Finishes a tad hot, but it is 8.5% after all. Not much on the nose, but I’m also pounding it from the can, so I’m not following proper beer nerd protocol of pouring it into a Duvel glass. All the same, it is what it says on the can and no more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Decent Belgium brew. Having it at North Restaurant in Leawood, KS. Fruity aroma with a golden color and nice palate. Overall not a bad brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3746) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Light yellow color. The aroma doesn’t catch me, but the flavor goes an interesting direction: a little musty, woody, and fruity, too. Hop finish, but smooth. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (476) - - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is typical of any tripel - orange, coriander, metal. Flavor is watery but it sure packs an unexpected alcyhol punch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2602) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
can @ John’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2445) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap in Grand Forks. Strong aroma of sweet corn, like cream corn with vanilla added or something. A bit of Belgian candy. Doesn’t have that same effervescent quality of some triples. Still, this had a nice flavour that I quite enjoyed. A solid tripel.

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