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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3873) - 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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5233) - 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 (1807) - 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 (2364) - 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 (1576) - 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 (5315) - 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 (13020) - 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 (250) - 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 (1050) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (379) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015
Robe orange et opaque, peu de mousse. Le bl est bien psent. Armes dagrumes, biscuit, banane et levure. Got de levure prononc, banane et clou de girofle. Texture liquoreuse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche. Une tripe originale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2015
I dig this brewery, but this is not a very well constructed triple in my opinion. Tastes like a super sweet pale ale with some poorly pitched belgian yeast. Hints of popsicle sticks.


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