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RATINGS: 208   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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3.6
Travlr (24875) - 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.

3.3
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can shared by me at 5K/10K/4K. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose and taste of lemon zest, bready malt, honey and barley/oats. Medium body.

2
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
473ml can (Beertopia, Omaha) - thanks Frank!
Sweet sickly sticky aroma, some sweet fruity aspects, tinned tomatoes later. Nice gold, brief head. Woh, there’s booze in the taste. Heavy palate, slick and sweet and sticky. Sweet malts, bitter hops, metal, unsophisticated, and made even less pleasant through the blast of fusels. Very rough. A million miles from a tripel. More like trampfuel.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2012
16oz can. Large white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian yeast spicy, some cotton candy, light banana, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, straw/spicy, some orange, cotton candy. Undercarbonated medium body.

3.6
Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2012
I love the label on this one. 16 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a hazy straw color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty notes and spice with a bit of a sugar note. The taste is sweet malts, candi sugar, strong cinnamon, nutmeg and other spice, caramel. Medium-full bodied. On the sweet side, and maybe a bit too strongly spiced, but still a nice beer.

2.4
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.

3.4
Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Sample at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Bright golden pour with a medium thick white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, ripe fruit and mild floral hops. The finish is bready malt and yeast. Decent overall.

3.3
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Very interesting beer. It tasted nothing like a typical tripel but it was engaging and alright.

3.7
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Spicy yeast and a bit of phenols. Medium bodied, soft and sweet, musk and a bit of yeast. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice musky finish.

3.3
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with underlying light sweet fruit and caramel. Flavor is similar with sweetness from sweet bread, cookie and sweet grains with a bit of backing light fruit.


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