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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-style Tripel. A twist on the French expression "Bete Noire", Bete Blanche is extremely drinkable, blonde and somewhat treacherous.

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3.3
Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bomber poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of pear, pineapple, yeast, biscuit and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw, yeast, pear, spice and light pineapple with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.

2.7
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle with Andrew and Carla. Pours a crystal clear piss yellow/light gold with lots of carbonation. Smells like a brew house. Tastes lightly wheaty with hints of bananas, cloves. More of an attempt at a hefeweizen than a tripel.

3.3
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Trappist glass at 43°. Color is a light golden with a slight haze. Carbonation is light producing a thin white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. It has a light body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is fruity with the yeast giving a light banana note followed up with a spicy hop taste and a gentle bitterness. After taste is clean with just a slightly dry bitterness on the back. Overall its a good Tripel, not a standout but it has some nice Belgian yeast flavors.

3.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Draft at fields. Pours a clear golden medium amber. Loose white head with nice sheeting lace. Sweet banana nose, a bit of sweet cream there as well. A little bit of dust in the background. Creamy medium body with a bit of fairly lively carb. Pepper, banana, cream, and a bit of clove on the mid palate. Bit of a hef tripel hybrid if the esters are to tell the tale. Mild pepper finish. Kind of an odd beast. Pleasant and drinkable, if unexpected.

3.9
DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bomber from Capone’s. My label is a confident vixen with long, thick white hair, burgundy lips and nails, and cupping a chalice of this brew with a sultry look of her face. This babe craves this beer bad, and then she craves something else even badder. The pour is vivid one hour-post-Centrum urine yellow with 2-finger white head. Nose is great medley of florals, yeasty spices, hopcitrus. Tastes floral, spicy, peppery, with yeasty rock sugary notes, hops, limey citrus, coriander, and a very good balance and top notch complexity. This one is very well made, and you won’t be able to stop pouring it into your eager mouth, and you’ll indubutably crave it as much or perhaps even more than you crave the woman on the label.

3.8
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Slightly hazed golden pour, fluffy white head that falls to a white ring fairly quickly. Sweet, yeasty, spicy aroma, lots of pear and banana fruitiness. Light body with a little bit of sugary viscosity to it. Honey sweetness, more apple and banana fruitiness, yeasty spice dominated by clove, and an herbal hop character that is more prominent than most tripels. One of the better American produced tripels I’ve had for a good price. Definitely has that trait that tripels have of being extremely drinkable for their abv.

3.4
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Definitely a different bottle than pictured. Only if I could meet a woman with such beauty and mystique, holding a goblet of this brew! One can fantasize, can’t he? Anyways, the head disappeared quickly; I’m left with a slightly hazy golden-yellow body. Looks average. Honey, sugar, and yeast are dominating the aroma. Yawn. Nothing new here. The aroma is only slightly pungent. Flavor is very sweet, offering a nice sugary yeast flavor that is anything but ground breaking. Fuck, I’m being an insulting ass with this. I’m not meaning to be, I’m just finding this one a bit uninteresting. It fits the mold of your typical Tripel all too well. They could have done something to really make this one soar, but they didn’t. Wow, a little surprise just hit my tongue, now that this has warmed up. I’m getting a slight hop bitterness that mixes in quite well with all of the flavors, previously mentioned. There are some decent aspects to this, but don’t expect anything that is going to blow your mind.

3.8
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bomber, marked as 7.5% abv - once I saw the abv, I knew I had to try this, because I thought there might be some hope of trying an American-made tripel that wasn’t overly sweet for once - not disappointed - pours a lighty hazy straw color, with a thick, soapy lace - strong phenols hit the nose first, followed by light herbs, a touch of honey, some drier, mineral-like character, lavender, light esters - flavor is crisp, bitter, medium dry (some sweetness, but it dissipates fast) - light esters - earthy phenols, a flinty quality - some spicy gingerbread character - becomes very peppery on the tail end, which compliments the slight alcohol heat in the finish - nicely done - more like a saison in some ways.

3.9
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Elysian Brewing Company--Bete Blanche Tripel--Spring Seasonal--Belgian-style Tripel--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Big fizzy foamy mild lace white head. Fizzy clear bright gold color. No sediment. Sweet floral coriander hint Belgian yeast ester soft banana hop hint front. Cloying slightly creamy rich belgian candy sugar zesty no too dry body. Clean mild hop spicy end. Sampled 2/12/2011. Purchased for $4.50 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 2/12/2011.New Formulation for resumed release as Spring Seasonal.


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