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RATINGS: 186   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Keg and Barrel. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, light fruits. Heavily spiced. Flavor of bready malt, peppery spices, clove, melon rind. Fairly light with the flavoring of a Belgian white ale perhaps more than triple. A bit overspicy/phenolic. Overall pretty decent but room for improvement. 7/4/6/4/14 (3.5/5)


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beachmaster (206) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1299) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   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.

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   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

3.1
   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 Iím also pounding it from the can, so Iím 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.

3.3
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Light yellow color. The aroma doesnít 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)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (484) - - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is typical of any tripel - orange, coriander, metal. Flavor is watery but it sure packs an unexpected alcyhol punch

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2615) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
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.


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