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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CrookedLance (5) - Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Pours a nice golden color just like you would expect from a tripel. Aroma is not very notable and hard to pick up on. Flavor is nice and spicy and the palate is enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Very interesting beer. It tasted nothing like a typical tripel but it was engaging and alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Total Wine Fairfax: Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is banana, coriander, spice, and a good amount of hops for a tripel. Taste is pretty strong for a tripel. This is not as easy drinking as some, but it is still pretty easy drinking. It has a dry and slightly bitter finish, moderate sweetness, and a reasonable complexity of flavor. Im glad I brought this with me to a music festival.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23602) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Can. Hazy golden yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Arona of tropical fruit and pineapple (or is that redundant?). Taste is bitter pineapple and citrus. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Aroma is yeast, spice, and malt. Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice two finger head. Taste is sweet and bready with yeast and fruit. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (3121) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Im pretty sure there was no Belgian-style beer being brewed in Manhattan, KS 50-odd years ago when my dad was at K-State. His loss. The pour could almost pass for an American lager but for the champagne bubbles rising streaming up from the bottom. Aroma is sweet malt and yeast. Taste adds some spice and grain.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2012
16 oz. can courtesy of pepsiedcan. Pours a very hazy gold with a thin-moderate fairly creamy white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma has some distinctive spicy Belgian yeast along with some sugary sweetness. Doesnt quite come together for me. The flavor is equally spicy but there is also some fruitiness not present in the aroma. Some sugary sweetness present here as well. A bit abrasive on the palate. There is some lingering dryness that emerges at the back of the throat well after the swallow. Certainly different, Im not sure this is something Id look to drink with any regularity though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7831) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Poured from can at SAVOR. This beer poured a yellow-orange color with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma was slightly sweet malts, touch of yeast, light fruit notes. Alcohol well masked, enjoyable enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (6595) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aroma is Belgian yeast, grains, citrus and spices. The flavor is grains/malts, spices and a slight muddling of the flavors. The flavors in this kind of ran into each other; it was decent but couldve been better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pint-size can. Poured clear straw golden with a dense, uniform white head. The aroma picked up a thick paste of spices (cloves, grains of paradise, and coriander) over soft fruit and pale malts.. some vanilla down there too.. too sweet and too aggressive with the spicage for my liking. The flavor found honey, bread, and vanilla sweetness at the core.. lots of cloves and floral bitterness around.. very spicy on the long finish. Medium-bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. again heavy on the spices and bitterness.. this wasnt bad, but I like a lot more subtlety in my tripels.


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