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RATINGS: 205   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - FEB 12, 2013
From the can. White head leaving good laces. Lemon zest with citrus and Belgian spice. Nice level of carbonation. Lemon orange spice yeast flavor. Damn good tripel.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (4096) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2017
16 oz can pours amber with a white head. aroma of floral, fruit and some spice. Taste is sweet malts and yeast.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1509) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
Can served in a glass, this drink was a less than medium gold (color of honey) in the glass, faint orange and amber, the beer had a light haze, and the pour gave less than a finger of white and off-white cover of bubbles that receded to a ring with a few islands, this beer had aromas of honey, malt sweetness, alcohol esters, some floral and spice, a little banana and apple with faint pear in the background, the hops were light, the flavors were bread malt, light grain, light pear fruit with hints of alcohol, light spice, malt and sugar sweetness, the finish had light to less than medium pepper spice, the mouth feel was light medium to medium, there was soft to average carbonation, this drink was creamy on the lips, and had a little warmth on the lips, more carbonation would help, the nose was pretty sweet with fruit, spice and a bit of floral notes, the aroma reminded me of a sweet Russian lager, the presentation was poor, the flavor was not as sweet as the nose, and the alcohol was not hidden that well in this drink, a so-so Tripel beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5304) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2017
12 oz. can bb 03/19/18. Mostly clear orange-amber with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma of spicy clove, banana bread, caramel and a hints of toasted nut. Flavors of banana nut bread and clove. Finish has some wheat, apple bubblegum, resin, wine and a touch of peppery zest. Medium body has medium-high fizz and a drinkable balance even as it leans a bit sweet and boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1826) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2017
Clear dark amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity bubble gum, bready, and spicy yeast. Taste is fruity sweetness, Candi sugar, dough, and spice. Medium sticky body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2017
Hazy burnt orange pour with a two finger creamy beige head, quickly fading. Aroma is raw yeast, stone fruit, bread, caramel, a hint of raisin, light floral and peppery notes. Flavor is raw doughy yeast up front, some caramel/toffee sweetness, red apple, stone fruit (apricotish) and some citrus zest. Medium body, slightly chalky, syrupy feel on entry, with a drier, slicker, boozy feeling finish. Good stuff, a little too boozy tasting and feeling for its own good, but it hits most of the right notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (1590) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Pours a hazy golden copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is bubblegum, banana, fruit, and other yeast aromas. Flavor is sweet bubblegum, banana, and fruit. Highly-carbonated. This is okay. As another reviewer notes, does not drink, taste, or smell like a tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
12 ounce can into chalice, best before 7/8/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, melon, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, banana, clove, honey, candi sugar, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/creamy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an excellent tripel! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink. A touch on the malty side for the style; but still has impressive complexity and balance, with adequate carbonation and dryness. A really enjoyable offering.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
(473ml can) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium egg white head. Aroma of yeast, basil, pepper, pineapple, citrus, and banana. Flavor of pepper, coriander, minerals, light sulfur, and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (253) - Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Gold color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, floral hops, and yeast. Flavor is sweet fruit, dry hops, and funk.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (1073) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
16 oz. can at Black Sabbath concert in Omaha on 1-20-16. Drank from can. Aroma was fruity, spices and yeast. Taste was syrupy sweet and mild bitter. Not bad.


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